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Cubs' Addison Russell maturing at the plate

MILWAUKEE — Few would argue that the Cubs have the deepest group of impact young position players in the majors. And while twin MVP candidates Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have been catalysts at the plate the entire season, some of the young guys around them have been more up and down.

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Olney: Uniform incident just Sale's temperament (1:06)
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Sale's tension not just about throwbacks (0:48)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon can only chuckle about he two-homer came from Milwaukee's Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who entered Satursay's game hitting .195.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon can only chuckle about the two-homer game by Milwaukee's Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who entered Saturday's game hitting .195.

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Brewers use the long ball to beat Cubs (1:10)
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Lucroy smashes two-run homer (0:19)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Montgomery is on to make his Cubs debut. Key spot too, down two with two on for Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Athletic play by Willson Contreras to chase down an errant Adam Warren pitch and throw out Hernan Perez trying to score, but play is under review. ... Close play, but call stands.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Cubs' need to free a roster spot for Joe Nathan tomorrow, that wasn't the outing Clayton Richard wanted. Adam Warren's turn.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

That's 10 straight Cubs retired by Milwaukee's Zach Davies. Anthony Rizzo's first-inning single is Chicago's only hit through six innings.

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Sale scratched after uniform displeasure

According to multiple reports, White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from tonight's start after expressing displeasure over having to wear throwback uniforms. Story

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Closeout Sale: White Sox ace much more efficient

Chris Sale has taken a different approach to getting outs this season. He's made adjustments and gotten help from his defense, as Stats & Info notes.

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Sale scratched for something silly (2:08)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo's first-inning double moved him into the NL lead for extra-base hits (52), passing Washington's Daniel Murphy.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

White Sox's statement on Chris Sale

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Here is the Cubs' Joe Maddon discussing how his bullpen is coming (0:40)