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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)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More from Chris Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott: Told me today he sees no reason for the after-effects of Sale's actions to linger, following his return. "I honestly don't think there are fences to mend," Abbott said. "He has been with the organization since he was drafted. The entire organization knows the fiber of Chris Sale. They understand the passion and fierce competitive nature. If they are on board with prioritizing winning, there will not be an issue at all."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott, told me Sunday that Sale has "talked at length" with GM Rick Hahn about Saturday's incident, that the club understands Sale's first priority is winning and that as long as both sides agree on that, "there will not be an issue" once Sale returns from his suspension. "The only thing that matters to Chris Sale is winning," Abbott said, in a text. "If he perceives that something is distracting from that or being prioritized over that, he is going to have a problem with it. There is no better teammate or competitor than Chris and there is no player that cares more about the city of Chicago and its fans than him. "As long as everyone can agree with those sentiments," Abbott went on, "and putting winning and the White Sox fans first, there will never be a problem between Chris and anyone on the staff or in the front office. I think Chris has been very clear on that subject and it was well received. He now wants to focus on his team, teammates and the task at hand - helping the White Sox win ballgames."

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Tigers tag Robertson for three solo homers in ninth to tie game (0:33)
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Rizzo clears bases to give Cubs the lead (0:35)
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Upton takes a home run away from Abreu (0:25)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Anthony Rizzo's seventh-inning, bases-clearing double was his 17th career go-ahead hit in the seventh inning or later. Cubs now lead the Brewers 6-4 after Ben Zobrist tacked on an RBI single to score Rizzo.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo clears the bases with a double in the gap to give Chicago a 5-4 lead, then pumps his fist as he pulls into second base. How big is it now that Joe Nathan recovered the last inning to strike out the side and keep the score at 4-1?

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Nathan is on to make his Cubs debut.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Cubs starter Jon Lester failed to get through five innings for the third time in his last four starts. That happened once in his first 16 starts of the season.