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White Sox getting the Shields they wanted

After disastrous outings in his first three starts with the White Sox, James Shields is finally settling in with his new team. Better use of his changeup has been among the keys to his recent success.

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Chapman a big upgrade over DFA'd Richard

With Clayton Richard struggling to get the job done this season, the Cubs went out and acquired one of the best left-handed relievers in the game in Aroldis Chapman.

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The ball is now in Alshon Jeffery's court

The Bears didn't meet Jeffery's asking price by July 15, and now the wideout will play the 2016 season on the franchise tag. A big year could lead to an even bigger payday, whether in Chicago or not. Unhappy with contracts

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Tuesday's longest home runs

For the second straight day, Padres rookie Alex Dickerson paced the competition, this time launching a 467-foot blast at Rogers Centre. Meanwhile, Joey Gallo made his presence in the majors known with a 450-foot homer vs. the A's.

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2hBrian Bennett

Awards for the best of Big Ten media days

The Big Ten concluded its media days on Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the best quotes, best boasts and best dance moves that came out of Chicago.

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2hJim Bowden

What would it take to trade for Chris Sale?

Jim Bowden looks at what five teams -- the Red Sox, Rangers, Nationals, Cubs and Dodgers -- would have to part with to land White Sox ace Chris Sale.

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11hBradford Doolittle

Are walks becoming a problem for the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs have struggled in many areas for much of July. One of those struggles, giving up walks, factored into their loss to the White Sox.

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White Sox looking to stay hot on Wednesday Night Baseball (2:18)
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What would it take to pry Sale away from the White Sox? (3:18)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his offense's struggles the last couple of days with White Sox pitching.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discuss getting shut down by James Shields on Tuesday night in his team's 3-0 loss to the White Sox.

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Eaton, White Sox looking to stay competitive in AL Central (1:49)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Kris Bryant struck out in the eighth against James Shields, leaving him 1 for 10 with seven strikeouts in three games against Shields, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Six of the seven Ks have come against changeups. He entered the game with a .065 average against change-ups, worst qualifying average in the majors.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Kris Bryant struck out in the eighth against James Shields, leaving him 1 for 10 with seven strikeouts in three games against Shields, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Six of the seven Ks have come against changeups. He entered the game with a .065 average against change-ups, worst qualifying averaging in the majors.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs may have to hit one out to score on White Sox starter James Shields. According to ESPN Stats & Info, with the Cubs now 0 for 3 tonight with runners in scoring position, opposing hitters are now 0 for their last 31 in those spots against Shields.

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