• Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward (22) breaks his bat as he grounds out to end the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Cubs blow 3-run lead and big chance in 9th, lose 4-3 to Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon thought his team played a pretty good ballgame. Starter John Lackey was not as forgiving.

  • Chicago White Sox's J.B. Shuck hits a double against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Shuck’s RBI single in 8th lifts White Sox over Twins 6-5

    CHICAGO (AP) — J.B. Shuck’s two-out single scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Todd Frazier hit his 23rd home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 Thursday.

    Updated: 3:59 pm

  • Blackhawks agree to 1-year deals with Rozsival, Mashinter

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to one-year contracts with veteran defenseman Michal Rozsival and forward Brandon Mashinter.

  • Chicago White Sox starter James Shields throws to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Shields gets win as White Sox beat Twins 9-6

    CHICAGO (AP) — James Shields insisted career win No. 130 was just like every other one. He offered no sign of relief or satisfaction. There was just praise for his defense and a big smile.

  • Chicago White Sox's Melky Cabrera checks on Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki after Suzuki was hit on the arm byCabrera's foul ball during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    White Sox OF Cabrera sidelined by wrist injury

    CHICAGO (AP) — The soreness finally caught up to White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera.

  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo hits a three-run inside the park home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Cody Reed in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Rizzo hits inside-the-park homer as Hamilton gets hit, hurt

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit his first inside-the-park homer on Wednesday, providing another weird moment to the Chicago Cubs’ series against the Cincinnati Reds.

  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with Ben Zobrist (18) after hitting a three-run inside the park home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Cody Reed in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Rizzo legs out inside-the-park HR, Cubs sweep Reds 9-2

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo legged out his first inside-the-park homer on Wednesday — another unusual moment in a series full of oddities — and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 for a three-game sweep that got them back on solid footing after a rough week.

  • In this Dec. 17, 2015 file photo, Gloria Pinex holds a photo of her son, Darius Pinex, at her home in Chicago. Pinex sued the city after her son was killed by police in 2011. An Associated Press review of court records nationwide shows that the attorneys who represent cities are sometimes weak links in the systems meant to hold police accountable for wrongdoing. The review found that lawyers deliberately hid important facts, delayed their disclosure or otherwise sought to subvert evidence in civil cases. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Records: City lawyers weak link in police accountability

    CHICAGO (AP) — When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a sharp rebuke, saying the recordings showed police lied about the events that led officers to shoot and kill a black motorist.

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    White Sox lose 4-0 to Gibson, Twins

    CHICAGO (AP) — Just when the White Sox thought they had started to turn the corner, Jose Quintana got back on the mound and the lineup was mostly silent once again.

  • Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez celebrates in the dugout after hitting a grand slam off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher J.J. Hoover during the 15th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Cincinnati. The Cubs won 7-2. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Cubs play 3 relievers in LF while beating Reds in 15 innings

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager Joe Maddon’s move was so wacky that even his own players laughed. And when it worked better than anyone could have imagined, the Cubs were celebrating again.