Where Jordan Howard falls on Matthew Berry's Love/Hate list (1:01)
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Shades of Jim Thome for Todd Frazier

Frazier hit his 40th home run of the season on Wednesday. He's the second player to hit at least 40 homers in his first season with the White Sox, joining Jim Thome, who had 42 homers in his first go with Chicago in 2006, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Jake Arrieta struggles in rare fashion

Arrieta allowed seven runs (all earned) on Wednesday, the most he's given up in a game since Aug. 6, 2014 at Colorado. The last time he allowed seven runs in a game not at Coors Field was June 8, 2012, when he pitched for the Orioles, per ESPN Stats & Info.


Frazier smacks solo home run

Todd Frazier hits a solo home run in the seventh inning to boost the White Sox to a 1-0 lead on the Rays.

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Theo Epstein turned Cubs into winner

Epstein, awarded a five-year contract extension with the Cubs on Wednesday, inherited a mediocre club when he was named Chicago's president of baseball operations in 2011. In five short years, he's turned that group into the best team in baseball.


Jaso hits for cycle in Pirates' win over Cubs

John Jaso drives in five runs and hits the first cycle in PNC Park history in the Pirates' 8-4 victory over the Cubs.

Greeny thinks Epstein is 'dramatically underpaid' (1:39)
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Sky have no answers for Ogwumike, Parker

On the same night she was presented the MVP trophy, Nneka Ogwumike teamed with two-time MVP Candace Parker as an unstoppable force in the post, combining for 57 points as L.A. beat Chicago.

Parker, Sparks top Sky in playoff opener (1:15)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon declared Chris Coghlan day to day after the outfielder left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with a minor left ankle sprain. The Cubs will monitor the swelling overnight and see how Coghlan feels on Thursday. He was injured running into the wall in left field trying to track down a fly ball.

Frazier smacks solo home run (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Jake Arrieta's rough performance on Wednesday where he gave up 10 hits and 7 runs to the Pirates. Maddon was miffed at how easily he was hit.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss what he does moving forward heading into the playoffs after giving up 10 hits and 7 runs to the Pirates on Wednesday.