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

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s major league teams are linked by more than just geography these days. They also share a most enviable position this time of year — first place. The playoff-bound White Sox have won 24 of 31 to rise to the top of the AL Central. The ...Read more

Bears agree to 3-year contract extension with RB Cohen

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a three-year contract extension with running back and return specialist Tarik Cohen. The deal announced Sunday guarantees about $9.5 million and could be worth $18.25 million, agent Drew Rosenhaus said. Drafted ...Read more

Tim Anderson homers twice, White Sox overpower Reds 5-0

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Tim Anderson hit two of Chicago’s five solo homers, and the Chicago White Sox took another step toward the AL Central title by overpowering the Cincinnati Reds 5-0. Chicago has won eight of its last 10 games, securing at least a wild card and ...Read more

Winker homers, Reds beat White Sox 7-1 for 6th in a row

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Slumping Jesse Winker hit a three-run homer — one of four off White Sox starter Jonathan Stiever — and the Cincinnati Reds extended their surge into playoff contention with a 7-1 victory. Cincinnati has won a season-high six in a row and has ...Read more

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

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press 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 for their fifth straight win. Hendricks stuck out 10 and walked one before Jeremy Jeffress worked around two ...Read more

White Sox beat Twins 4-3 to clinch playoff spot

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox clinched their first postseason berth since 2008, rallying to beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 as Eloy Jiménez hit a tiebreaking double that capped a two-run rally in the seventh inning. Chicago (33-17) opened a three-game lead over the ...Read more

Bears look to build on opener, Giants seek 1st win for Judge

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears aim to win back-to-back games to start a season for the first time in seven years and deny the Giants their first victory under new coach Joe Judge at Soldier Field on Sunday. Chicago rallied from 17 down behind three ...Read more

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

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press 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. The game was briefly delayed when a drone entered Wrigley Field and briefly landed on the outfield grass. ...Read more

Twins hit 3 homers and slow down White Sox with 5-1 win

By PATRICK ROSE Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano each hit a two-run homer, and the Minnesota Twins denied the Chicago White Sox a chance to clinch their first playoff berth in 12 years with a 5-1 victory Wednesday night. Eddie Rosario also went deep and Minnesota ...Read more

Drone lands in outfield at Wrigley Field, causing delay

CHICAGO (AP) — Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs 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 fifth and ...Read more