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CHICAGO (AP) - Jose Abreu had four hits that included a pair of home runs, Yoan Moncada was a single shy of the cycle and the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 10-4 to end a seven-game losing streak. Chicago became the first big league team to open a game with seven straight hits since Colorado against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 17, 2014, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Chicago opened a 5-0 lead in the first against Mike Leake.

CHICAGO (AP) - White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is talking to his doctors and family after he had surgery over the weekend to address a ruptured aneurysm that occurred during Friday night's game against Houston. Farquhar remains in critical, but stable condition in the ICU unit at Rush University Medical Center. The team says the 31-year-old right-hander is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few weeks.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - It's easy to see former Chicago Bears standouts Devin Hester and Matt Forte as players with skills in decreasing demand. For Hester, he's not happy about the possibility the NFL could soon eliminate one of his fortes _ the kickoff return. Like Hester, Forte is a player whose impact may soon be a rarity. In an age when many teams use multiple backs, Forte retired after 10 years with 14,468 yards from scrimmage, the most by any NFL player during the past decade.

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado was initially called safe when he tried to score on a bases-loaded pitch that bounced to the backstop, then was ruled out when a video review concluded reliever Brandon Morrow applied the tag on a throw from catcher Willson Contreras, ending a 9-7 win for the Chicago Cubs over the Colorado Rockies. Cubs star Kris Bryant was hit on the head with a 96 mph pitch from German Marquez. Cubs spokesman Peter Chase said Bryant passed tests and had no sign of a concussion.

DENVER (AP) - Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was hit on the head with a 96 mph pitch from Colorado's German Marquez but appears to have escaped serious injury. The ball made a loud sound as it hit off the underside of the flap of Bryant's helmet. Cubs spokesman Peter Chase says Bryant passed tests and had no sign of a concussion. Chase says Bryant has a cut above his left eye and will be on the team charter flight to Cleveland.

CHICAGO (AP) - Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead single in a five-run seventh inning, and the Houston Astros stretched their winning streak to six with a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Lance McCullers Jr. allowed one run and eight hits over six innings, Evan Gattis hit his first home run of the season and the World Series champions completed a three-game sweep in which they outscored Chicago 27-2. Chicago has lost seven straight games and 12 of 13, dropping to 4-14 for the season.

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