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Winners in the windy city

With the AL Central-leading White Sox hosting the AL East-leading Red Sox and NL East-leading Nationals visiting the NL Central-leading Cubs on Thursday, Chicago was the place to be for first-place teams.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

It looks good for the Yankees and Red Sox to play tonight in the Bronx, according to AccuWeather. While a half-inch will fall today, the weather service predicts it should be manageable by first pitch a little after 7 p.m. The players may endure some drizzle, something they are becoming increasingly used to this season. It will be raw as temperatures will be in the 40s.

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Post-spring position rankings: Secondary

With spring practice in the rear-view mirror, we continue to look at each ACC team by position. Here is a look at the defensive backs.

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SVP Vault: Bird battles injury to top Pacers (2:12)
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Red Sox go deep three times in win over White Sox (0:28)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

For the cigar buffs out there, those were 50 Dominican cigars that David Ortiz received from the White Sox in the Ron Kittle-crafted humidor before tonight's game at U.S. Cellular Field.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Travis Shaw with a triple thanks to very generous scorekeeping. Austin Jackson was there in time at the warning track in deep center, but the ball clanked off his glove. Come on, this is the major leagues. That's an error. Let's see if it leads to a run.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz received a humidor filled with cigars as a parting gift from the White Sox before his final regular-season game on Chicago's south side. Apparently, the humidor was hand-crafted by former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle. It was presented to Ortiz by ace Chris Sale.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr., a game-time decision with a sore finger, apparently good to go. Red Sox at White Sox: Betts RF, Pedroia 2B, Bogaerts SS, Ortiz DH, Ramirez 1B, Shaw 3B, Holt LF, Hanigan C, Bradley CF, Owens. (For what it's worth, Betts would've played center in Bradley's absence.)

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4 first-place teams, all in Chicago

Tonight marks the first time in history that four first-place teams are playing in the same city at the same time: Nationals-Cubs and Red Sox-White Sox. (via Elias)

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David Price: 'Give me one World Series ring' (0:51)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

On Cinco de Mayo, some local flavor in Walpole, the town bordering Foxborough and Gillette Stadium where the Patriots play.

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Pats find tackle help in latest mock

It's never too early to take a look at the next draft. Todd McShay has the Patriots using their first-round selection on one of the many massive OT prospects from the 2017 class, Conor McDermott, with his newest mock. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)

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Sox rotation on display vs. Yanks (2:07)
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Farewell tours, yay or nay? What say you? (3:11)
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Hield would give C's solid shooter

If the Celtics draft fifth thanks to the Nets' pick, Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton urge them to add to their outside attack with Oklahoma senior Buddy Hield. Top-10 mock draft (Insider)

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