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Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez reacts on second after hitting an RBI double off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sergio Romo during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. Yolmer Sanchez scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Second City? White Sox, Cubs close in on division titles

Sep. 20, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Powered by the steady presence of José Abreu, the White Sox revival is roaring on the South Side. On the North Side, Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace again, and the Cubs are eyeing another October run. Chicago's major league teams are linked by more than just geography these days....

Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave (60) runs to score on a single hit by Eddie Rosario against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1

Sep. 20, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Twins are guaranteed at least a wild-card berth. They trail the Chicago White Sox by three games in...

In this Aug. 21, 2017, photo, baseball scout Gary Hughes, left, talks with Milwaukee Brewers managers Craig Counsell before a baseball game in San Francisco. Hughes' son, Michael, is married to Counsell's sister. Hughes, a beloved longtime professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Arizona announced his death in a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, saying he died earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

Longtime baseball pro scout Gary Hughes dies at 79

Sep. 19, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Hughes, a beloved professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Arizona...

Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (24) tags out Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) at third base during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Hendricks sparkles, Cubs edge Twins 1-0 for 5th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks tossed eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball to outduel Rich Hill, and the Chicago Cubs edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Hendricks stuck out 10 and walked one before Jeremy Jeffress worked around two walks in the ninth for his...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no hitter at a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Cubs won 12-0. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Mills back on mound after no-hitter

Sep. 18, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: ___ BACK AT IT Cubs journeyman Alec Mills (5-3, 3.93) is set to pitch for the first time since his unexpected no-hitter a week ago against Milwaukee. The 28-year-old will face the Twins in just the 16th start of his big league career. Johnny Vander Meer in...

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Steven Brault delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Steven Brault 2-hits Cardinals, ending Pirates' 8-game skid

Sep. 17, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steven Brault pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped an eight-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. St. Louis dropped to third place in the NL Central, 6 1/2...

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cardinals' Hudson leaves start because of elbow tightness

Sep. 17, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson left his start Thursday night after two innings because of right elbow tightness. Hudson did not allow a run while walking two and giving up one hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is 3-2 with a 2.77 ERA in eight starts this season. The...

A drone lies on the grass after it landed in center field, before taking off again and flying out of the stadium, during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Chicago. Play was briefly suspended. (AP Photo/Mark Black)

Drone lands in outfield at Wrigley Field, causing delay

Sep. 17, 2020 7:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night when a small drone flew into Wrigley Field over the bleachers and landed on the grass in deep left center. As Willson Contreras came to bat with two outs in the bottom of the...

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run during the 10th inning against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)

Báez single gives Cubs 4th straight win, 3-2 over Indians

Sep. 17, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Cleveland Indians, on Wednesday night in a game that was briefly delayed when a drone entered Wrigley Field and landed on the outfield grass. Automatic runner Ian Happ advanced...

Chicago Cubs' Cameron Maybin reacts after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring the winning run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Sept.15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Cubs walk off over Indians on consecutive HBPs

Sep. 16, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians 6-5 Tuesday night. Cleveland's Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the top of the...