CHICAGO Teams

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's something we didn't expect when the Cubs started 25-6: The Rangers have passed them for most wins in the majors. The Cubs still hold a small edge in winning percentage (.649 to .640), but they've gone just 23-20 since that hot start. All-time great team? Let's see if they're the best team of 2016.

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Sale earns 13th win as White Sox top Blue Jays (1:05)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant explains what happened on a botched DP attempt with men on first and third in a 1-1 game against the Marlins on Sunday. The Cubs eventually lost 6-1 after he decided to turn two instead of going home.

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Tim Anderson's home run pads Chicago's lead (0:25)
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Fernandez, Marlins dominate Cubs (1:11)
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Fernandez mows down the Cubs (0:19)
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Chicago letdown marks history

You would think when your team outscores the opponent six homers to one you have the game in the bag, right? In most cases, you'd be right. But in the White Sox-Blue Jays game Saturday, this was not the case and therefore marked history as a first.

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There's a reason they're the aces

For these four teams, their ace pitchers might as well be gold. And the drop off from their stats in comparison to all others should give you a good idea of why.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel quietly is having a nice year at the plate. He singled off of Jose Fernandez of the Marlins and scored in the third inning to tie the game 1-1. Hammel is hitting .273 on the season as the Cubs have a very good hitting rotation.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Tommy LacStella (hamstring) and Clayton Richard (blister) are headed to Triple-A Iowa for rehab assignments.

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Look for Mavs, Bulls to pursue Conley (0:55)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon is starting rookie Willson Contreras in left field for the second consecutive game after he reached base 3 more times on Saturday against the Marlins. He has a .500 OBP over the course of his first week in the big leagues.

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Crasnick: Cubs could use one more reliever (0:59)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon breaks down his team's 9-6 loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey discusses his 7 run outing in the Cubs 9-6 loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

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Huge fifth inning lifts Marlins past Cubs (1:13)