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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

So when this Yankees, Cubs deal is completed today...this is what we'll know: 1. Cubs remain team to beat and favorite to win World Series as Chapman is a difference maker in post-season because of ability to shut down Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy of Nats and lefty lineup of Giants. 2. Yankees got Cubs best prospect not in big leagues and potential future all star. 3. Yankees got far more for Chapman and I mean far more than what they gave up to get him. For more after it's official join us on Baseball Tonight 10 & 12.

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Cubs getting close on Chapman deal (1:05)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees are 36-3 when leading after six innings this year. They were 66-3 last year, according to ESPN's Stats and Info's Megan O'Donnell. In other words, Aroldis Chapman has put on a show in the 9th, but he hasn't really made the Yankees better.

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Sources: Yankees, Cubs talking Chapman deal

The Cubs and Yankees are in talks to send pitcher Aroldis Chapman to Chicago in exchange for top-rated prospect Gleyber Torres, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

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Cora: What Sale did was 'not acceptable' (1:26)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Gleyber Torres is a 19-year-old shortstop in the Cubs' system. He is hitting .275 with 9 homers and 47 RBIs at Single-A. He has a .791 OPS. Colleague Buster Olney reported the Yankees are high on him, making him a possible target in an Aroldis Chapman trade. If the Yankees were to make a deal for Torres, it would demonstrate their commitment to adding overall talent to the organization instead of just looking for certain positions since shortstop is a franchise strength led by Didi Gregorius.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Word out of Myrtle Beach is that Gleyber Torres was scratched about 20 minutes before first pitch due to a "headache" but there's no actual confirmation on that being the actual reason he wasn't in the lineup. He was in the dugout for most of the game. Cubs farm director Jaron Madison is there as rumors swirl about a trade going down involving Torres.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs SS Addison Russell discuss his heel injury which he says isn't serious.

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon was clearly pleased by Joe Nathan's sparkling recovery (0:43)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was clearly pleased by Joe Nathan's sparkling recovery from a rocky beginning.

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At first it was rocky, but ultimately it was triumphant. Here is (0:43)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

At first it was rocky, but ultimately it was triumphant. Here is Joe Nathan assessing his first outing as a member of the Cubs.

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White Sox walk off again against Tigers (0:41)
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Cubs use big seventh inning to top Brewers (1:06)