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Cubs on top at Memorial Day thanks to 5 names

The Cubs are now 20 games over .500 thanks to a starting rotation with Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks.

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Cubs fan misses out on foul ball, loses hat (0:35)
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Who's more deserving of NL MVP: Kershaw or Arrieta? (1:34)
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Cubs rule the Week 8 Power Rankings (1:38)
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White Sox, Mets face off on Memorial Day (3:07)
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Jackson's impressive catch, throw set up double play (0:39)
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Royals rally, spoiling Sale's strong performance (1:19)
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Zobrist busts game open with three-run homer (0:26)
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Werth blows open game with pinch-hit grand slam (0:24)

Will White Sox change plan at No. 10?

In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now has the White Sox selecting high school outfielder Blake Rutherford with the No. 10 overall pick. Chicago is believed to be targeting college arms, though. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)

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Olney: Shields trade talk 'makes sense'

Buster Olney thinks reports that the White Sox and Padres are discussing a possible James Shields trade is logical for both teams -- even with Shields' bloated contract. Olney's blog (Insider)

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.

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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.

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Perez leaves game with quad contusion after collision (0:34)