CHICAGO Teams

Bryant gets hit in the face by pitch (0:59)
Heyward loses ball in the sun (0:29)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Over the course of the long baseball season, in any given series even a good team can look over-matched. The White Sox do not look like a good team by any measure right now, and they certainly looked over-matched this weekend against the champion Astros. Houston completed a three-game sweep on Sunday with a 7-1 win. The Astros outscored Chicago 27-2 in the series. On the bright side, the White Sox avoided becoming the first team since 1929 to allow double-digit runs in five straight games. The Astros will now return home for a big series against the Los Angeles Angels.

Baez cranks solo shot (0:22)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The news on Kris Bryant is good after he got hit in the face by a fastball from Rockies pitcher German Marquez on Sunday. He passed all concussion related tests and only has a laceration above his left eye due to his sunglasses. He'll continue to be monitored.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs star Kris Bryant left Sunday's game against the Rockies after getting hit in the head by a pitch from righty German Marquez in the top of the first inning. Bryant looked woozy as he was helped off the field by the training staff. An ensuing argument, presumably about the intent of the pitch, got Cubs hitting coaches Chili Davis and Andy Haines ejected from the game. The Cubs followed the HBP with four hits, scoring three times, all with two outs.

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Cubs' Bryant hit in head by pitch, exits game

Cubs star Kris Bryant was helped off the field Sunday in Colorado after getting hit in the head by a fastball from German Marquez in the first inning. According to the team, he passed tests and had no signs of a concussion.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Texas transfer James Banks, is heading to Georgia Tech for an official visit today. He is also hearing from Appalachian State, Old Dominion, Butler, Vanderbilt, VCU, Virginia Tech, San Diego State, Clemson, LSU, Depaul, Auburn and many others. The 6'11" Banks. a former top 100 prospect runs the floor well, He possess an inside presence to block shots and finish at the rim.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

It's the last straw in one sense for the White Sox after they announced that starting Sunday — Earth Day, drinks in their ballpark won't come with plastic straws. Biodegradable ones will be available on request. The Sox said they're the first MLB & Chicago pro sports team to make the move.

ESPN NFL Nation Takeover

Jeff Dickerson, ESPN NFL Nation Bears reporter and co-host of Dickerson & Hood called his own show to give his thoughts on the Bears' potential this season, as well as who they could draft.

Rockies use big fifth inning to beat Cubs (1:04)
White Sox teammates keeping Farquhar in their thoughts (0:52)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs rookie David Bote react to earning his first big league hit, which came in his hometown, in his first major league at bat.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito talks about the difficulty of playing a game while processing worries about teammate Danny Farquhar.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox manager Rick Renteria talks about his frame of mind during Saturday's game.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox manager Rick Renteria thought his players were able to compartmentalize their worry over ailing teammate Danny Farquhar during Saturday's loss to Houston.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish has failed to pitch at least 5 innings in 3 of 4 starts as a Cub this season. Tonight he was pulled in the fifth after giving up a 2-0 lead, allowing 5 runs to score with two outs. And once again he apparently let some adversity get the best of him as he walked pitcher Tyler Anderson before the floodgates opened. Last start it was a balk that admittedly did him in. Darvish's ERA rose to 6.86 after his 4.2 IP, 5 run outing on Saturday vs the Rockies. It also included four walks. The Cubs signed him to a 6-year, $126 million deal this past off-season.

Bote gets first hit in front of his family (0:39)