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Thursday's sluggers

White Sox 1B Jose Abreu took the prize for the longest home run hit on Thursday -- and his longest so far this season -- with a 454-footer in a 6-3 home loss to the Cubs. His other HR of the night landed in the top three.

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Schwarber leads Cubs past White Sox (0:54)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss his 2 homer night which also included a triple in the Cubs 6-3 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

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Schwarber connects on two homers in Cubs' win (0:48)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the White Sox 6-3 behind a big night from Kyle Schwarber. He homered twice and earned his second career triple while driving in four runs. He has 17 home runs despite a .191 batting average. He's also hitting .280 since his return from the minor leagues. Anthony Rizzo also homered while Jon Lester gave up 2 runs over 7 innings. The Cubs took 3 of 4 from the Sox and head to second place Milwaukee with a 1.5 game lead.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber has two home runs, the latest a 423 ft blast out to right. Earlier, he hit one to left center as he's notched his fourth career multi home run game. He also has a triple tonight, to go along with 17 home runs this season.

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Rizzo, Schwarber smash fourth-inning homers (0:57)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

World Series winning manager Joe Maddon talking with college football champion Dabo Swinney.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs getting ready to stretch and then take batting practice before they take on the White Sox tonight.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard on Thursday: "Shoot, are you guys going to throw dirt on my grave? Are you burying me already?" -- tight end Zach Miller in response to questions surrounding the likelihood he makes the Bears final 53-man roster.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Best play on Thursday: Rookie Mitchell Trubisky aired out a deep pass down the right sideline to undrafted wide receiver Tanner Gentry who made a diving catch vs. blanket coverage during 7-on-7. Trubisky later rolled outside the pocket and fired a beautiful downfield ball to former 7th round pick Daniel Braverman in a full team drill.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Mark Sanchez said he's been impressed with rookie Mitchell Trubisky's attitude ever since the team drafted him second overall.

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach John Fox discusses the latest health setback for linebacker Pernell McPhee, who the team placed on the PUP list with a right knee injury.

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Jennings bids farewell to Chicago

Left-hander Dan Jennings, traded to the Rays on Thursday morning, took to Twitter not long after to express his thanks to the city of Chicago: "Can't put into words how much this city has meant to me and my family the last few years. I got to watch my daughter grow up here, enjoy the city, and best of all got to play baseball here for these passionate fans. Though we are excited for a new adventure in Tampa, we will miss Chicago dearly. Thanks to all the players, coaches, staff, and personnel I didn't get to say goodbye to. Goodbye Chicago."