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William Weinbaum ESPN 

It's the last straw in one sense for the White Sox after they announced that starting Sunday — Earth Day, drinks in their ballpark won't come with plastic straws. Biodegradable ones will be available on request. The Sox said they're the first MLB & Chicago pro sports team to make the move.

ESPN NFL Nation Takeover

Jeff Dickerson, ESPN NFL Nation Bears reporter and co-host of Dickerson & Hood called his own show to give his thoughts on the Bears' potential this season, as well as who they could draft.

Rockies use big fifth inning to beat Cubs (1:04)
White Sox teammates keeping Farquhar in their thoughts (0:52)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs rookie David Bote react to earning his first big league hit, which came in his hometown, in his first major league at bat.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito talks about the difficulty of playing a game while processing worries about teammate Danny Farquhar.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox manager Rick Renteria talks about his frame of mind during Saturday's game.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox manager Rick Renteria thought his players were able to compartmentalize their worry over ailing teammate Danny Farquhar during Saturday's loss to Houston.

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.

Bote gets first hit in front of his family (0:39)

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.

Contreras hits the top of the wall for two-run double (0:37)

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 two homers in two 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.