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El sorprendente Wilson Contreras, 10 juegos después

El novato de los Cachorros ha tenido un inicio explosivo de carrera en Grandes Ligas. Ignacio Serrano compara sus números con otros venezolanos y latinos debutantes en el Circo Grande. Leer


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta discusses the possibility of starting the all star game after hearing the news of Clayton Kershaw's injury.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward is getting a 2nd consecutive day off after feeling a little muscle tightness after making a throw a few days ago. He's fine and can play but Cubs figured with back to back days facing a lefty they'd give him a break.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins talked all star starter today in light of the Clayton Kershaw news: "Jake Arrieta is right near the top of the list...I kind of know who's going to start."

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2hDavid Schoenfield

Cubs' rotation has stolen spotlight from Mets

Last year's NLCS was billed as a battle between the Mets' arms and the Cubs' bats, but it's Chicago's pitching that stands out as the teams meet again.


How good is Darius Slay?

The Lions' top cornerback has made a name for himself the past two years. Is he now the best corner in the NFC North? Dan Graziano explores.

Joakim Noah is the ultimate troll (1:46)

White Sox follow formula in win

First baseman Todd Frazier, 2B Brett Lawrie and 3B Tyler Saladino all hit home runs in the White Sox's 9-6 win on Wednesday. It was the 12th time in team history that each of Chicago's starting “basemen” have homered in the same game, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The ChiSox have won all 12 of those games.

Butler talks state of Bulls, departure of Derrick Rose (4:42)
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Cubs infield an All-Star-worthy group

As it stands, Chicago's entire infield is still in line to start for the NL in the All-Star game. The group has been among the best in baseball offensively, as they showed against the Reds on Wednesday.

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Wednesday's longest home runs

Miguel Cabrera cracks the list yet again, as his 451-foot blast on Wednesday was his fourth homer of at least 450 feet this season. Jake Lamb's 442-foot shot was his ninth home run in June.

Fagan's disagrees with Valentine's draft comments (2:01)
McManus expecting something to go wrong for Knicks (1:01)
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7hJesse Rogers

Joe Maddon on Mets: 'Last year is last year'

As they enter New York to face the Mets for the first time since being swept in last year's NLCS, the Cubs aren't dwelling on the past.

Little kid overjoyed to find Kris Bryant baseball card (0:43)
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1dDan Szymborski

Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

Kruk: Far more important series for Mets than Cubs (1:57)