• Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth, left, rounds the bases as he celebrates with first base coach Davey Lopes after hitting a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-2. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Nationals shut down by Hendricks in 5-2 loss to Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bryce Harper was pitched very carefully. The rest of Washington’s lineup was unable to pick up the slack.

  • Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist, left, celebrates with Kris Bryant after they defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 in a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-2.

    Hendricks, Zobrist lead Cubs past Nationals 5-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist had a piece of confetti stuck to his back as he stood in front of his locker, and there were a few more in the hallway outside of the lavish home clubhouse.

  • Chicago White Sox's Brett Lawrie, right, tries to score on a sacrifice fly by Austin Jackson but is called out on a throw from Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts to catcher Ryan Hanigan during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Chicago. The play was upheld after video review. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Pedroia, Ramirez, Bradley homer, Red Sox beat White Sox 7-3

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Red Sox got just enough big hits to pull out an ugly win and take two of three from the White Sox in a series matching first-place teams.

    Updated: 11:25 pm

  • Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, right, argues with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza and first base umpire John Hirschbeck after Dexter Fowler ejected by home plate umpire Vic Carapazza after the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Cubs RF Heyward out of the lineup with sore right wrist

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward wanted to get back on the field as soon as possible. When Dexter Fowler got ejected Thursday night, he got his wish.

    Updated: 7:38 pm

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Correction: White Sox story

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a story May 4 about the game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David Ortiz moved within one home run of Carl Yastrzemski’s club mark. Ortiz actually moved within one home run of tying Yastrzemski for second place. Ted Williams is the team’s home run leader.

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Erik Johnson delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    White Sox designate Danks for assignment, recall Johnson

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox designated left-hander John Danks for assignment and recalled right-hander Erik Johnson from Triple-A Charlotte in time for Thursday’s start against the Boston Red Sox.

    Updated: 10:55 pm

  • Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with first-degree murder in the October 2014 shooting death of a black teenager, sits in court for a hearing in his case at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Thursday, May 5, 2016. Anita Alzarez, Cook County's embattled state's attorney, has asked a judge to appoint a special prosecutor in the case. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

    State’s attorney asks to step aside from Chicago police case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County’s embattled state’s attorney asked a judge Thursday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case against a white Chicago police officer she didn’t charge until more than a year after he shot a black teenager 16 times.

  • In this March 23, 2016 file photo, Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke, charged with murder in the 2014 videotaped shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald, walks in a courtroom during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. The attorney for Van Dyke has asked for sheriff's deputies to guard the officer as he enters and exits court. The judge could rule on those requests during a hearing Thursday, May 5, 2016. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

    The Latest: Prosecutor in Chicago police case seeks recusal

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the case of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager (all times local):

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon, also scoring Xander Bogaerts, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Chicago. Watching with Ortiz is catcher Dioner Navarro. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Big Papi hits 509th HR to power Red Sox past White Sox 5-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shook his head and grinned when asked about the latest clutch hit and milestone home run by David Ortiz.

  • In this Saturday, April 16, 2016 file photo, Chicago White Sox's John Danks pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The AL-leading Chicago White Sox plan to cut John Danks on Thursday, May 5, 2016 ending the left-hander’s 10-year run with the team. Danks has never been the same since he had shoulder surgery in 2012.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    White Sox to cut left-hander John Danks after 10 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — Sitting on top of the American League, the Chicago White Sox are going to try a new plan for one of their biggest problems.