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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Javy Báez doing his part to convince Jake Arrieta to play for Team Puerto Rico in the WBC. Arrieta's paternal grandfather was born and raised in PR.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon explains why Kris Bryant is in right tonight behind Jake Arrieta after playing in left in the wild card game. Jorge Soler bats second. Maddon explains that decision as well.

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Pau Gasol, con 'opciones tentadoras' de cara a la agencia libre

Después de haber pasado sus dos últimas temporadas en Chicago Bulls, el internacional español se plantea cambiar de ciudad en el que podría ser su último gran contrato como profesional. Leer

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Chicago es dueña y señora de los Power Rankings

Los Cachorros se ratificaron a la cabeza del Power Ranking semanal de ESPNDeportes.com, que vio a sus vecinos Medias Blancas ascender hasta el segundo lugar. Leer

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Ryan Kalish grateful for another opportunity (0:49)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After dealing with injuries yet again and taking 2015 off Ryan Kalish is back with the Cubs taking Matt Szczur's (hamstring) place on the roster.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catcher Tim Federowicz says he's got this in regards to catching Jake Arrieta tonight. He has experience with aces having caught Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the past,

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Sale off to All-Star-caliber start

In David Schoenfield's April All-Stars list, he makes the rules. And this time, he's going with a six-man pitching rotation -- and you'd better believe Chris Sale is included. Schoenfield: April All-Stars

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs OF Matt Szczur was placed on the 15-day DL with a mild hamstring strain which he injured on Monday night. Ryan Kalish was added to the 40-man roster and recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take his place.

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Heyward on wrist injury (1:36)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

From last night: Jason Heyward discusses his wrist injury which is keeping him out of a second straight game on Tuesday. Kris Bryant plays right field, Jorge Soler is in left for the Cubs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta starts at PNC Park tonight for the first time since shutting out the Pirates in the wild card game last October. He does not expect the best reception.

Cubs lead the way in April All-Stars

The Cubs own David Schoenfield's April All-Stars lineup, with three players making the cut -- 1B Anthony Rizzo, OF Dexter Fowler and RHP Jake Arrieta. Schoenfield: April All-Stars

Will Northwestern ever win a tourney game?

The Wildcats have infamously never even been to the NCAA tournament, much less won a game in it. They may be trending upward, but that doesn't mean they'll be dancing next March. Teams with tourney struggles (Insider)

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Bears found what they sought

Lamarr Houston led the Bears in sacks with just 8.0 last season, so they were in desperate need of a pass-rusher at the top of the draft. After nabbing Leonard Floyd, Chicago landed on Todd McShay's list of most improved teams. Most improved teams (Insider)

Cubs continue their amazing start

With their 7-2 win over the Pirates on Monday, the Cubs improved to 18-6 this year, their best start after 24 games since the World Series-winning team of 1907. Chicago's plus-83 run differential is tied for 4th-highest through 24 games in the modern era (since 1900), per Elias Sport Bureau.

  • 1902 Pirates - 92
  • 1905 Giants - 90
  • 2003 Yankees - 85
  • 2016 Cubs - 83
  • 1939 Yankees - 83

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