CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish has failed to pitch at least 5 innings in 3 of 4 starts as a Cub this season. Tonight he was pulled in the fifth after giving up a 2-0 lead, allowing 5 runs to score with two outs. And once again he apparently let some adversity get the best of him as he walked pitcher Tyler Anderson before the floodgates opened. Last start it was a balk that admittedly did him in. Darvish's ERA rose to 6.86 after his 4.2 IP, 5 run outing on Saturday vs the Rockies. It also included four walks. The Cubs signed him to a 6-year, $126 million deal this past off-season.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The White Sox have now allowed 10 or more runs in four straight games. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that ties the longest such streak in franchise history. If the streak reaches five on Sunday -- a definite possibility with the way Houston has been swinging the bats this weekend -- it would be the fifth time a team has given up five straight games of double-digit runs. The last team do it was the Philadelphia Phillies -- in 1929.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

After surrendering 20 unanswered runs to start their series against the Astros, the White Sox are finally on the board thanks to their newest acquisition, OF Trayce Thompson. Thompson homered to right off Dallas Keuchel to give the home fans something to finally cheer about after Houston had built a 10-0 lead. Thompson, in his second stint with Chicago, has been with four organizations in the last month.

Reddick blasts 2 homers in 2 at-bats (0:54)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Great moment at Coors Field where 25 year old Cubs rookie David Bote doubles to right center in his first AB in the big leagues. And it comes in his hometown of Denver. Bote was drafted in the 18th round in 2012 and spent parts of 4 years at Single-A. He subsequently got thrown out attempting to steal third base.

Reddick clears the bases with long ball (0:30)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

As if the White Sox weren't already dealing with heavy hearts, then they have to go out and play the Houston Astros. The results have not been pretty so far in this series for Chicago. Josh Reddick just launched his seventh career grand slam to put Houston up 8-0. We've played 10 1/2 innings so far this series, and Houston has outscored Chicago 18-0.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Astros' A.J. Hinch describes the scary scene from Friday when White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar collapsed.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch newly called up Cubs infielder David Bote discuss making his debut tonight in his hometown. He'll bat 8th and play third base against his childhood team, the Rockies. Bote was an 18th round pick in 2012.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs placed Ben Zobrist (back) on the 10 day DL on Saturday retroactive to April 18. Taking his place is 25 year old David Bote who will make his ML debut against the Rockies Sat night at Coors Field. Bote will bat 8th and play third base after an impressive spring camp. He was drafted in the 18th round in 2012 making this his 7th year in the Cubs system. He's a Colorado native and currently lives about 10 miles north of Denver. He was added to the Cubs 40-man roster last November.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago describes the shock of seeing friend and teammate Danny Farquhar collapse during Friday's game.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

An emotional James Shields shares his thoughts about the news that White Sox teammate Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during Friday night's game.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The White Sox say that reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage during the sixth inning of last night's game, causing him to collapse in the dugout. Additional testing at Rush University Medical Center revealed that a ruptured aneurysm caused his brain to bleed. Farquhar is in stable but critical condition in the neurosurgical ICU unit at Rush. The team will be updating the situation as needed over the next few days.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

So Justin Verlander didn't like Tim Anderson celebrating after a steal attempt on a 3-0 count on Friday? Verlander got the last laugh, picking Anderson off and enjoyed it too. We should want more of this: Players living in the moment, less mechanical obedience to the 'unwritten rules.'

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist said he's going on the 10 day DL to take care of a back injury. It's not serious but he's been out the last few days anyway and the Cubs can make it retroactive so Zobrist can return after the team's current road trip. They'll call someone up from Triple-A for Saturday's game but the move hasn't been announced by the team yet.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova was not surprised that Thon Maker played so well on the playoff stage. "Thon loves the big moments and he just finds a way to get it done. I'm happy for him because he's continued to work hard and be a great teammate and stay ready. He deserves what he gets."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Albert Almora react to his first career 4 hit game in the Cubs blow out win over the Rockies. He also scored a career high 4 runs.

Astros blank White Sox (1:07)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox manager Rick Renteria describes the scary scene in the dugout after reliever Danny Farquhar collapsed during the game.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have 14 opposite field base hits in their last two games, 7 in each. Seven oppo hits marks the second most in a nine inning game this season and the Cubs have now done it on consecutive days.The Cubs have made a concerted effort to use the whole field and after a slow start they're beginning to accomplish it. New hitting coach Chili Davis was brought in to help in this area and it's paid off the last two days.