Todd Frazier tied it with an RBI single in the seventh inning and won it with a line drive down the left-field line in the ninth to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 victory over the Mariners.
Lineup: White Sox (60-65) vs. Mariners (67-59)
- 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
- 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
- 3. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
- 4. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
- 5. Avisail Garcia, LF (R)
- 6. Justin Morneau, DH (L)
- 7. Dioner Navarro, C (S)
- 8. J.B. Shuck, CF (L)
- 9. Tyler Saladino, 2B (R)
- SP: Anthony Ranaudo, RHP Daily lineups
How do Cubs rank in intangibles?
Kris Bryant ranks in the top 10 in three different categories. Javier Baez and Miguel Montero appear in one of those categories -- plate discipline -- but how are they ranked? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)
How do White Sox rank in intangibles?
Where does Brett Lawrie rank in baserunning skill? Does Alex Avila have baseball's best plate discipline? And how does Miguel Gonzalez fare when it comes to inducing weak contact? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)
Jeremy Langford insists on working toward being a three-down back, regardless of the Bears' running back-by-committee approach.
Bears' non-QB MVP: Alshon Jeffery
Jeffery is perhaps the Bears' best player and certainly their most important offensive weapon. His value to Chicago's offense makes his health particularly crucial. Non-QB MVPs
Mirotic will be hot item next summer
Nikola Mirotic just finished his second NBA season and has finally regained the shooting eye that brought him from Europe. Kevin Pelton lists the restricted free agent among the most coveted players who will be available next summer. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
Bears rookie 3rd round pick DL Jonathan Bullard returned to practice after being excused the last few days to deal with a family matter at home. Bullard, who is having a strong preseason, expects to be active for Saturday's 3rd preseason game vs. Kansas City.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
Bears starting tailback Jeremy Langford was cleared for full participation in Thursday's practice. Langford said he suffered a minor foot injury vs. New England last week when he got caught up on a play near the sideline. After the game, Langford experienced soreness and swelling, which kept him out for a couple days. But Langford says he's ready to play in Chicago's third preseason game on Saturday against Kansas City.
The Mariners have activated James Paxton off the DL, and the left-hander will start Thursday against the White Sox.
Who does college football need more?
Notre Dame or Ohio State? It's nearly impossible to select one program over the other when rating all-time success and importance for the sport. Mark Schlabach does his best to differentiate the two. Tough calls in blue-blood rankings
Cubs have seen run like Bryant's before
Kris Bryant singled and doubled on Wednesday and has 32 hits, including 13 for extra bases, over his last 20 games. The last Cubs player to match his totals for hits and extra-base hits over a 20-game span was Starlin Castro as a 20-year-old rookie in 2010 (35 H, 13 XBH), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Canada has chosen Sidney Crosby as its captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will serve as the alternates.
Cubs on pace for historic August
If the Cubs can continue their winning ways against the Dodgers and Pirates, this month could be their best in franchise history since September of 1935.
White Sox vice president and chief marketing officer Brooks Boyer discusses with Carmen and Jurko the decision to change the name of their ballpark to Guaranteed Rate Field.
Consistent Kyle Hendricks does it again
Hendricks hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in his last 17 starts -- the second-longest such streak baseball has seen over the last two years.
No weak links in Cubs' rotation
From one to five, the Cubs' primary starters this season all rank favorably among MLB pitchers in the ERA department.
It's a fun-but-complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools the sport wouldn't be the same without.
What have we learned from two years of the College Football Playoff? More than anything, strength of schedule and conference titles matter. And you need a star QB -- well, unless you're Alabama.
With the Cubs perched atop the standings, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have emerged as top candidates for NL MVP honors. Which is more deserving? We compare the two sluggers and let you vote.
Without them, a sport just isn't the same. Why college football blue bloods like Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and USC make the game what it is.