• Pittsburgh Pirates' Gerrit Cole wipes his face in the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

    Pirates’ ace Cole plays catch day after beginning DL stint

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole has returned to the team after getting his sore right elbow examined and is already playing catch.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli, left, tags out Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, right, at home plate during the twelfth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

    Pirates lose 8-7 to Cubs in 13 innings

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Locke, Francisco Cervelli and Josh Harrison gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a chance. Miguel Montero finished them off.

  • Chicago Cubs' Miguel Montero (47) celebrates his game winning hit with his teammates against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the thirteenth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 8-7. (AP Photo/David Banks)

    Cubs rally for 8-7 win against Pirates in 13 innings

    CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Montero waited for five hours before he got a chance to play. And then he had to face a crafty left-hander with the bases loaded.

  • Pirates INF Kang takes rehab to Indianapolis

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Monday the decision to have Jung Ho Kang continue his injury rehab in Indianapolis instead of Chicago has nothing to do with an investigation into the infielder for an allegation of sexual assault.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Gerrit Cole wipes his face in the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

    Pirates place RHP Gerrit Cole on DL with elbow inflammation

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed ace Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte watches after hitting a solo home run against Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Carlos Torres during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Benny Sieu)

    Pirates win 8th straight on road, sweep Brewers 3-1

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ivan Nova threw six sharp innings before leaving early because of a hurting left hamstring and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three solo homers to rally past the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight road victory.

  • Chicago White Sox starter Carlos Rodon throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Rodon, Morneau, Cabrera lead White Sox past Mariners, 4-1

    CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon pitched into the seventh inning, Justin Morneau had a two-run single and Melky Cabrera drove in a run and scored twice to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

  • White Sox CF Eaton exits game with bruised right forearm

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton left Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning with a bruised right forearm after being hit by a pitch.

  • FILE- In this July 29, 2016, file photo, Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade speaks during a news conference in Chicago. A family spokesman says a cousin of Wade's was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 25, while pushing a baby in a stroller on the city's South Side. Wade posted on Twitter: "My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal." (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim, File)

    2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade’s cousin

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, Chicago police announced Sunday.

  • Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Smith, Chiefs look sharp in 23-7 victory over Bears

    CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Smith was sharp in leading three scoring drives in the first half and the Kansas City Chiefs got a 23-7 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday.