CHICAGO Teams

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Cubs manager Joe Maddon talking about his decision to give Anthony Rizzo the day off.

Lineup: Cubs (62-40) vs. Mariners (51-50)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Ben Zobrist, LF (S)
  • 4. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Willson Contreras, 1B (R)
  • 8. Addison Russell, C (R)
  • 9. Jake Arrieta, RHP (R)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is giving Anthony Rizzo the day off against Mariners lefty Wade Miley. Javier Baez will bat clean-up, the first time in his career he's starting a game in that lineup slot. Has been swinging well lately.

ESPN Stats & Info

Friday's Top 5 longest homers

The Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez makes our list for the second time in just over a week with his MLB-best eighth homer of 440 feet or further Friday night. Jose Bautista's blast against the Orioles led the way.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alineación de Marineros en Chicago

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Injured Bears RG Kyle Long (calf) is watching practice without the walking boot he's sported the last two days. GM Ryan Pace just told reporters the news is "positive" regarding Long's left calf strain. The injury is not serious.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears general manager Ryan Pace confirms that Willie Young has signed a two-year extension. Pace says the two sides worked late into the night to get the deal done.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie Leonard Floyd - the ninth overall pick in '16 NFL draft - is back on the practice field after missing two days due to illness. RG Kyle Long remains sidelined with a left calf strain.

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Wade incorporating his leadership with the Bulls (1:11)
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USA is a team of interchangeable parts (1:36)
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Twins win on walkoff walk (0:26)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach K said he was proud of his hometown of Chicago for giving Thibs such a big ovation before the game.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler: "Is it my team? I guess two of the three alphas have said that." He says he's grateful for comments but still not comfortable calling himself the leader of the team.

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Do not test Max Kepler's arm (0:23)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler and Coach K address media after Team USA's win over Venezuela.

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Eaton shows off cannon with huge throw (0:41)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade gets big ovation from Chicago fans. He's sitting next to US bench.