Comeback loss a rarity for White Sox

Chicago's bullpen gave up seven runs to Kansas City in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday to lose 8-7. The White Sox, now in their 116th big league season, had previously lost only one game in which they led by at least a half-dozen runs in the ninth, Elias Sports Bureau reports. And even in that game, played on Sept. 21, 2013 at Detroit, the Sox saw their opponent merely tie the game with a six-run ninth before the Tigers won it in the 12th.

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Saturday's longest home runs

A pair of Athletics had big blasts on Saturday, as Danny Valencia's 451-foot home run led the way while Billy Butler's 443-foot bomb -- his first HR of the season -- ranked third.

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With ESPN 300 receiver Hezekiah Jones' decommitment from Baylor Saturday evening, the Bears' 2017 recruiting class is essentially down to one commitment. While both ESPN 300 quarterback Kellen Mond and three-star safety Jalen Pitre remain officially committed, Mond is actively looking at Ohio State, Auburn and other schools. Jones backing off his commitment is a big loss for the Bears, but it also isn't a major surprise. Jones, the No. 16 receiver in the country, has continued to be heavily recruited by Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and many others even though he was a longtime Baylor commitment.

Royals cap wild comeback with magical ninth inning (1:28)
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Garcia hits another long homer

Avisail Garcia's two-run homer off Royals starter Yordano Ventura on Saturday traveled 443 feet, six feet short of tying his season-high on April 26, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Wrigley wind makes an impact early

It didn't take long for the wind at Wrigley Field to make its presence known on Saturday, as Dexter Fowler's 379-foot leadoff homer in the first inning wouldn't have left the park in normal conditions, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Perez leaves game with quad contusion after collision (0:34)
Eibner hero, Royals walk off (0:22)
Fowler leads off with home run (0:34)
Jeffery's 'not-so-good' rendition of baseball classic (0:45)
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Soler's shot sets personal record

Jorge Soler mashed a solo home run off Phillies starter Adam Morgan on Friday that traveled 452 feet, a new career long for the outfielder and the longest by a Cubs player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.


Friday's longest home runs

Jorge Soler's fourth-inning blast was one of three Cubs homers in their 6-2 win over the Phillies. Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list.

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Bryant homers against Phillies

Kris Bryant's leadoff home run in the fifth inning was his 37th career HR. The Cubs slugger has the most homers in franchise history through the first 200 games.

Lester mows down seven in win (0:17)

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Bears agreed to terms with LB Leonard Floyd on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option today. Chicago picked Floyd ninth overall in 2016 draft.

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Kris Bryant gets start at first base

Kris Bryant crossed the diamond to first base Friday with confidence, as the club gave Anthony Rizzo consecutive days off.