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Olney: How Fowler became a switch-hitter

In his Tuesday column, Buster Olney details how messing around in the batting cages one day in 2005 led Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler to take up switch-hitting. Olney's blog (Insider)

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Is Jeremy Langford ready to replace Matt Forte?

The Bears will have a new lead running back, but fans should temper expectations for Jeremy Langford, who started just two games last season.

The science behind Heyward's catch into the wall (2:04)
Video: Joe Maddon is ok with how his team is playing despite (1:02)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Joe Maddon is ok with how his team is playing despite a losing record lately. The Cubs lost 4-3 to the Cardinals on Monday after leading 3-1 late in the game.

Davis' two-run home run puts the Indians up for good (0:22)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Randal Grichuk talks about his first career walk-off home run, in a pretty big game, too, to keep the Cardinals in the hunt:


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: John Lackey laments one pitch he threw on Monday night. The result was a game tying home run by pinch hitter Matt Adams. The Cubs would go on to lose 4-3 to the Cardinals.

Cardinals stun Cubs with Grichuk walk-off HR (1:18)
Grichuk the hero with walk-off home run (0:30)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs suddenly don't look so all-time super after the Cardinals tied it in the seventh and won Randal Grichuk's walk-off home run. The Cubs have gone 4-8 in their past 12 games, hitting .222 in that span, and have dropped from a 130-win pace to a mere 109-win pace.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey is not really a strikeout pitcher any longer, unless he's facing the Cardinals. He struck out 11 the last time he was at Busch Stadium, on April 18, one of only two double-digit strikeout games for him this season. He could top that Monday night, as he has seven strikeouts through five innings and he has only needed 59 pitches to get there.