• Chicago White Sox starter Carlos Rondon throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Rodon, Eaton lead White Sox past Mariners, 4-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon took a shutout into the seventh inning, Adam Eaton had three hits and scored three runs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Thursday night.

  • San Francisco Giants' Kelby Tomlinson hits a grand slam against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The Giants won 9-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Haren gives up 5 runs in 6 1-3 innings, Cubs lose 9-1 to SF

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chicago manager Joe Maddon is all about learning lessons and moving on. Get no-hit? Roll up the sleeves and get back to work. Lose a few in a row? Forget about it.

  • Deborah Watts of Minneapolis, sits in a Jackson, Miss., hotel Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 and speaks about events in Mississippi and Illinois this week that commemorate the 60th anniversary of the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when witnesses said he violated the Jim Crow social code by whistling at a white woman. He was kidnapped and killed Aug. 28, 1955, and his body was recovered from the Tallahatchie River three days later. An all-white jury acquitted two white men charged in the slaying.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.

  • Cubs get struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from Mariners

    CHICAGO (AP) — The playoff-contending Chicago Cubs acquired struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for cash Thursday, reuniting the exuberant closer with manager Joe Maddon.

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Porcello pitches Red Sox past Sale, White Sox 3-0

    CHICAGO (AP) — For one night at least, it was all there for Rick Porcello. He kept his fastball down, and stepped up in every big spot.

  • 2 Illinois players suspended indefinitely

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Tim Beckman has suspended a pair of defensive players for unspecified violations of team policies.

  • Report: U of I athletes tested positive for drugs 65 times

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Athletes at the University of Illinois tested positive for banned drugs 65 times during the 2014-2015 school year, more than any other year in at least a decade, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday.

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Wade Miley walks through the dugout after leaving the baseball game against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    White Sox get to Miley in seventh, beat Red Sox 5-4

    CHICAGO (AP) — Wade Miley was bending but not breaking, allowing 10 hits though only two runs through six innings against the Chicago White Sox.

  • Chicago White Sox designated hitter Avisail Garcia, left, celebrates with right fielder Trayce Thompson the White Sox's 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Thompson drives in 3, White Sox rally past Red Sox, 5-4

    CHICAGO (AP) — In Trayce Thompson’s mind, baseball is baseball, no matter what level he happens to be playing at.

  • Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Samardzija drops fifth straight as White Sox fall to Red Sox

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija was already having an August to forget.