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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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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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.

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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.

¿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

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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.

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What if MJ had played straight through?

For all of Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame accomplishments, it's intriguing to consider what he might have added to his legacy during the seasons that he skipped. Best even better

Lester throws glove and ball... again (0:51)

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Joe Maddon gives an update on Jason Heyward who is missing his third game of the series against the Pirates due to a sore wrist.

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ESPN 300: Where the Big Ten stands

After signing a top-five class in 2016, Ohio State has take the lead in the Big Ten with the 2017 class.

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Shades of Bob Gibson for Jake Arrieta

By shutting out the Pirates over seven innings on Tuesday, Arrieta became the first pitcher since Gibson in his 1968 MVP season to maintain a sub-1.00 ERA over a 25-start span, per Elias Sports Bureau.

Kurkjian: It's ridiculous what Arrieta is doing (1:01)