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Whitehair is a 'plug-and-play starter'

Mel Kiper Jr. sees Cody Whitehair as an instant starter for Chicago. He has plenty of experience at tackle, but the Bears should kick the rookie inside for now. Kiper: Impact rookies (Insider)

Stephen A.: Barkley's no softy, but he's no Oakley (1:52)
Greeny says Arrieta having best stretch of starts ever (1:20)
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Wednesday's longest home runs

Nelson Cruz's upper-deck shot to dead center in Oakland traveled 446 feet, leading the way on a day filled with plenty of 400-foot-plus homers.

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4hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

Did You Know: Cubs and White Sox on top (0:18)
MLB-best Cubs and Nationals set to face off (1:59)
Buchholz finds something in win over White Sox (2:00)
Ortiz: The guys are making this ride very fun (2:04)
McCutchen can't quite haul in this fly ball (0:21)
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15hJesse Rogers

Cubs complete dominant sweep of Pirates

In what was viewed as a meeting of division contenders, the Cubs outscored the Pirates 20-5 in an impressive road sweep of their NL Central rival.

Ortiz hits go-ahead homer for Red Sox (0:22)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

David Ortiz just missed going yard on Tuesday, so his no-doubter for 397 feet in the 4th didn't just avenge an out, it gives the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

On a cold night, Travis Shaw getting hit by a 93 MPH Carlos Rodon fastball on an unprotected right arm does more than sting, it's cause for concern for a Red Sox roster down to two bench players with Hanley Ramirez scratched for "flu-like symptoms."

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

The Red Sox just scored their third run of the season against a left-handed starting pitcher, and might get their MLB-worst OPS vs southpaw starters north of .400.

Abreu puts the White Sox on the board first (0:22)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon will make out two lineups for Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals as he awaits word on Jason Heyward's sore wrist. Heyward took some swings on Wednesday in the cage but missed his third straight game. Maddon is hopeful he'll be avail on Thursday night,