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White Sox rise in Power Rankings

The White Sox are up one spot following strong outings from Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. Sale pitched a complete game with 14 K's in a loss to Seattle on Thursday, while Quintana got revenge with 7⅔ innings of two-run ball in a win over the M's on Friday. Power Rankings (Week 21)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs announced today a four-year extension of their agreement with Single-A Myrtle Beach, S.C., that will run through the 2020 baseball season. The Pelicans will be making their sixth straight postseason appearance next month.

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Cubs remain atop Power Rankings

It was yet another winning week for the Cubs, as they went 4-2 on the road against the Padres and Dodgers. Next up are home series against the Pirates and Giants. Week 21 Power Rankings

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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Will the stretch run bring any drama to Wrigley Field, or will the ride into -- and through -- October be a breezy one in the Windy City? Vote now!

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NFL preseason Week 3 winners, losers

With the most important week of the preseason complete, we salute the play of Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater but aren't buying in on the Jaguars yet.

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Russell, Edwards prove looks can deceive

Addison Russell, 22, and Carl Edwards Jr., 24, both look younger than they actually are but are finding success at the major league level. Russell started at shortstop in the All-Star game, while Edwards has 33 strikeouts in 24 innings. Baby-faced big leaguers


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team's 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday which came down to a mental mistake by third baseman Javier Baez.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss the Cubs 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday wearing his onesie for the flight home from L.A.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss his 8th inning mistake on Sunday where he went to second base late on a force play instead of going to first for the easy out. It allowed the winning run to score for the Dodgers in their 1-0 win.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Onesie flight home has commenced for the Cubs. Miguel Montero headed to the plane.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs lose 1-0 but there might be more positives than negatives. Lester was great on the mound while Heyward was good at the plate and young CJ Edwards passed another test out of the bullpen.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has stuck to his guns when it comes to his starting pitchers. Up by double digits in the central division he's been pulling his starters at about 100 pitches as he did again on Sunday with Jon Lester. Lester was at 98 after six innings when he got pinch hit for in a 0-0 game. Usually the pitchers will complain to the Cubs manager but understand Maddon is saving their arms for the playoffs. If this was October Lester would undoubtedly have continued.