CHICAGO Teams

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USA is a team of interchangeable parts (1:36)
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Twins win on walkoff walk (0:26)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach K said he was proud of his hometown of Chicago for giving Thibs such a big ovation before the game.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler: "Is it my team? I guess two of the three alphas have said that." He says he's grateful for comments but still not comfortable calling himself the leader of the team.

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Do not test Max Kepler's arm (0:23)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler and Coach K address media after Team USA's win over Venezuela.

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Eaton shows off cannon with huge throw (0:41)

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.

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Eaton wastes no time with leadoff homer (0:19)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

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

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5hESPN Stats & Information

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.