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1hBrian Bennett

Awards for the best of Big Ten media days

The Big Ten concluded its media days on Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the best quotes, best boasts and best dance moves that came out of Chicago.

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8hBradford Doolittle

Are walks becoming a problem for the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs have struggled in many areas for much of July. One of those struggles, giving up walks, factored into their loss to the White Sox.

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White Sox looking to stay hot on Wednesday Night Baseball (2:18)
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What would it take to pry Sale away from the White Sox? (3:18)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his offense's struggles the last couple of days with White Sox pitching.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discuss getting shut down by James Shields on Tuesday night in his team's 3-0 loss to the White Sox.

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White Sox blank Cubs to win fourth straight (0:36)
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Eaton, White Sox looking to stay competitive in AL Central (1:49)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Kris Bryant struck out in the eighth against James Shields, leaving him 1 for 10 with seven strikeouts in three games against Shields, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Six of the seven Ks have come against changeups. He entered the game with a .065 average against change-ups, worst qualifying average in the majors.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Kris Bryant struck out in the eighth against James Shields, leaving him 1 for 10 with seven strikeouts in three games against Shields, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Six of the seven Ks have come against changeups. He entered the game with a .065 average against change-ups, worst qualifying averaging in the majors.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs may have to hit one out to score on White Sox starter James Shields. According to ESPN Stats & Info, with the Cubs now 0 for 3 tonight with runners in scoring position, opposing hitters are now 0 for their last 31 in those spots against Shields.

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Eaton slams solo HR (0:25)
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12hBradford Doolittle

Cubs' Chapman 'working to be a better person'

After appearing to skirt around questions from local media about the domestic-abuse incident that led to his suspension, Aroldis Chapman told ESPN that he has "grown tremendously from that time."

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Rick Sutcliffe pulls a Chris Sale on his tie (0:16)
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Chapman not surprised by trade (1:20)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Adam Warren will work out of the bullpen upon his return to the Yankees. The Yankees are also keeping Luis Severino in the bullpen. Chasen Shreve was sent down.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Aroldis Chapman discuss, via translator Henry Blanco, the kind of reception he expects to get from Cubs fans.

Lineup: Cubs (59-39) at White Sox (49-50)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, DH (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, LF (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 8. Miguel Montero, C (L)
  • 9. Tommy La Stella, 3B (L)
  • SP: Kyle Hendricks, RHP
  • Daily notes

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says new reliever Aroldis Chapman is available to pitch tonight against the White Sox if needed.

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Hendricks quietly leading way for Cubs

While All-Stars Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester get most of the attention in Chicago, Kyle Hendricks has actually been the team's best starter in terms of ERA.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs pitcher Aroldis Chapman signs autographs before his first game.