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

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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.

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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,

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Looking at Accuweather, it's going to be frosty at the Cell, with strong winds to right field making the temperatures feel more like the 30s than the 40s. Hard stuff from Carlos Rodon and Clay Buchholz in tonight's White Sox-Red Sox game will definitely sting on contact with the bat.

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Wilbon: Cubs can get 110-118 wins (1:47)
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Chicago is holding it down

Let's hear it for the Windy City. Whether you're a Cubs fan or a White Sox fan, it's a good day to be a Chicago fan. For the first time in history, both teams have the best records in their respective leagues through May 3, per Elias Sports Bureau.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Dressed in his zany suit costume Ben Zobrist discusses Jon Lester getting out of a bases loaded jam as well as his HR in the Cubs 6-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester had another one of those moments on the mound today. After fielding a comebacker the ball got wedged in his glove so he threw his glove over to first base with the ball in it. Anthony Rizzo dropped his own glove to catch Lester's and the Cubs got the out.

¿Van por todo los Medias Blancas este 2016?

El ambiente en la banca del equipo del lado sur de Chicago ha mejorado considerablemente y eso se ha traducido en un gran arranque de temporada. Guillermo Celis y Fernando Álvarez analizan. Mirar

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

He's getting overlooked due to Jake Arrieta's incredible start to the season but Jon Lester has been really good as well. After throwing 5.2 shutout innings on Wednesday against the Pirates his ERA is now 1.58. He artfully escaped a bases loaded no outs jam in the fourth and had another highlight reel play in the field throwing his entire glove with the ball in it to first base. He got the out.