CHICAGO Teams

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Sale appreciative of the support he has received (0:56)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman through translator Miguel Montero discuss his first save as a Cub. It was his first of more than three outs this season.

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Cubs spoil Sale's return with win over White Sox (0:49)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman discuss how the fans have treated him after his two days on the mound. Miguel Montero translates for him.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman's heat-wave parade on night 2 at Wrigley: 100, 103, 103, 100, 102, 102, 102, 103, 102, 100, 100, 99, 98, 98, 102. En fuego!

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Chapman finishes off White Sox to earn first save with Cubs (0:23)
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SC models the 'Chris Sale' collection (1:35)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman is attempting his first, 4+ out save this season and ninth of his career as he ended the eighth inning by striking out Melky Cabrera with the tying run at third base and the Cubs leading the White Sox, 2-1. Chapman has struck out 3 of 4 batters he's faced as a newly acquired Cub.

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Bryant hits deep RBI double off Sale (0:31)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey out pitched Chris Sale on Thursday night giving up just a first inning run over his six innings of work. At one point he retired 10 in a row while striking out four and walking just one in the outing. He left leading 2-1.

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Could Curry be 'poached' from Warriors after next season? (1:33)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Rowengartner back on the mound for the Cubs! Watch actor Thomas Ian Nicholas reprise his role from 1993's "Rookie of the Year" as he throws out the first pitch at Wrigley Field. Check out how Miguel Montero plays along.

Lineup: Cubs (60-40) vs. White Sox (50-51)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, RF (S)
  • 5. Willson Contreras, C (R)
  • 6. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 7. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 8. Matt Szczur, LF (R)
  • 9. John Lackey, RHP
  • Daily notes

Lineup: White Sox (50-51) at Cubs (60-40)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 6. J.B. Shuck, CF (L)
  • 7. Dioner Navarro, C (S)
  • 8. Salvador Sanchez, 2B (R)
  • 9. Chris Sale, LHP
  • Daily notes

Bears offensive line is in flux

The interior of the Bears' O-line has some question marks. The expectation is Chicago will not have its starting five finalized until around the third exhibition game against Kansas City, writes Jeff Dickerson. Under-the-radar storylines

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss Aroldis Chapman and the notion that everyone has to build a relationship with him including Maddon.

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What the world was like the last time Cubs were this good (0:33)
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Survey: Who'd you want coaching your kid?

According to 23 Big 12 and SEC coaches surveyed by ESPN.com, five coaches would want their son to play for Oklahoma's Bob Stoops.