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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

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

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler gets big ovation from Chicago fans. He was introduced first and will be starting.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Thibodeau gets a big ovation from crowd in his first public return to Chicago since being fired last summer.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears signed OL Dan Buchholz and waived P Ben LeCompte.

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How they won: Cubs crush the fastball

The Chicago Cubs' offense looked very good Friday, especially against fastballs. ESPN Stats & Information takes a look.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs infielder Javier Baez discuss getting shoved out of the way by home plate umpire Eric Cooper in Friday's 12-1 win over the Mariners.

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Lester strong in Cubs blowout win (0:48)
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Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss his team's 12-1 win over the (0:58)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss his team's 12-1 win over the Mariners on Friday, Jason Heyward homered and looked better at the plate.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mariners finally get a well-pitched inning -- from infielder Luis Sardinas, who moved over from first and got the Cubs in order in the eighth. Chicago leads 12-0.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant tied a career high getting on base 5 times on Friday via 3 hits and 2 walks while the Cubs scored at least 10 runs for the eighth time this season. They did that a combined 8 times in 2014 and 2015.

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Heyward's blast extends Cubs' lead (0:20)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Rain has stopped and the tarp is coming off the infield. Cubs-Mariners game will resume at approximately 5:10pm. CST at Wrigley Field.

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Move Baez, get out the way (0:26)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Cubs ahead 11-0, this just came up as an area of research in the pressbox: What is the minimum delay time before an umpire can call a game that has been delayed? According to Rule 4.03e, it's 30 minutes.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Delay alert: They're unrolling the tarp at Wrigley Field with a steady drizzle falling. Cubs lead Seattle 11-0 headed into the bottom of the seventh.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: The Cubs have their eighth game of the season with at least 10 runs. They scored 10 runs or more a total of eight times in 2014 and 2015 combined.

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Friedell: Wade and Bulls a 'weird fit' (1:22)
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What Chicago's red-zone struggles mean

Jay Cutler & Co. were much worse in the red zone last year than the rest of the field. While that should even out, it might mean the Bears' offense will decline as a whole, per Bill Barnwell. Red zone analysis