CHICAGO Teams

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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.

Baez on fire at the plate (0:57)
Schwarber clubs 3-run homer (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez is 4 for 4 tonight and 9 for his last 13. He has 13 extra base hits this season including two more tonight making him a triple shy of the cycle. It's his fifth career, 4-hit game and already has three, 4 rbi games this season.

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Feeling healthy, Rodon eyeing late-May return

Coming off arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last September, starting pitcher Carlos Rodon said Friday that he's feeling good and hopes to rejoin the White Sox in late May. He expected to begin pitching in extended spring training next week.

Arenado launches 2-run homer (0:25)
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Manfred: Fewer games would mean lower pay

Commissioner Rob Manfred responded to Cubs star Anthony Rizzo's assertion that MLB teams play too many games by saying if "they're going to work less, they're probably going to make less."