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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman turned down a request from reporters to speak after making his Cubs debut. He did speak with Pedro Gomez on the field but refused to speak in the Cubs clubhouse.

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Russell: 'Truly an honor' playing infield behind Chapman (1:32)
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Cubs' show their depth in win over White Sox (1:26)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss Aroldis Chapman's debut where only his slider dipped below 100 mph.

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Chapman throws perfect inning in Cubs debut (0:16)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman threw 13 heaters in his Cubs debut at Wrigley: 101, 101, 102, 101, 102, 101, 103, 101, 101, 100, 100, 102 & 103. Vroom!

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Cubs on the board with a Bryant HR (0:29)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant broke up Anthony Ranaudo's no hitter with his 26th home run of the season in the sixth inning. It matches his total from all of last season. And it tied the game at 1-1.

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Ranaudo helps his own cause with solo homer (0:27)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Anthony Ranaudo just became the 2nd AL pitcher ever to HR at Wrigley Field. The other: Daniel Norris last Aug. 19.

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Wade makes appearance at Cubs-White Sox game (0:15)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs don't have a hit off White Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo through 4 innings as their offensive slump continues. Meanwhile Ranaudo's first major league hit is a home run off Jason Hammel. Sox lead 1-0 Top 5

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the biggest mysteries of 2016 is the decline of Jose Abreu. While everyone else is hitting more home runs and producing more offense, Abreu has just 11 home runs and his OPS is down 200 points from his 2014 season when he finished fourth in the MVP voting.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade gets a big ovation here at Wrigley. This is his first public appearance in Chicago as a Bull.

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Sale's suspension a strange saga (1:32)
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White Sox, Royals and Yankees have plenty of trade options (2:58)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears signed DB Brandon Boykin and WR B.J. Daniels and officially placed Pernell McPhee, Amini Silatolu and Marquess Wilson active/PUP for the beginning of training camp. Boykin has appeared in 64 career games with 7 starts over four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles (2012-14) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2015).

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Bowden: Should be 'a little concerned' about Cubs (1:34)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh throw out the first pitch at the Cubs/Sox game on Wednesday.

Lineup: Cubs (59-40) vs. White Sox (50-50)

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

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Jim Harbaugh just Cubs fan tonight ... or perhaps an advisor? He and Theo Epstein chatted before Tuesday's Cubs-White Sox game at Wrigley Field. Harbaugh will dust off his old QB's arm to throw out the first pitch.

AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Williams praises ChiSox's handling of Sale

Out of town for an event when the Chris Sale incident took place on Saturday, executive VP Kenny Williams spoke highly of how manager Robin Ventura and GM Rick Hahn took care of the situation. "I do not think it could be handled any better than how Rick and Robin handled it and all of the things they've said and done," Williams said. Chicago Tribune

Lineup: White Sox (50-50) at Cubs (59-40)

  • 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. Tyler Saladino, 2B (R)
  • 9. Anthony Ranaudo, RHP
  • Daily notes