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Third time's a charm for Chris Sale?

Sale will once again look to become the first pitcher in the majors to 15 wins on Saturday. If he gets the W, he'll be the third pitcher in the last decade to reach 15 wins in 20 starts, per ESPN Stats & Info. Jered Weaver (2012) and Ubaldo Jimenez (2010) also accomplished the feat.

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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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Shaughnessy amazed by Theo Epstein's success (1:17)
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Fowler comes up big for Cubs in return from DL (0:58)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs reliever Carl Edwards discuss his sixth inning performance on Friday against the Brewers where he entered with a runner on second but stranded him on the base paths retiring three straight.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs CF Dexter Fowler discuss his big return to the lineup in the Cubs 5-2 win over the Brewers on Friday. He homered and was on base 4 times.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs starter Jason Hammel discus his 5-2 win over the Brewers on Friday night starting with his prescribed diet during the game.

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Cabrera's two-run single the difference for Tigers (0:26)

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer 

Jimmy Butler suffered minor ankle injury for Team USA tonight in win over Argentina. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said it was not serious.

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Fowler marks first game back with leadoff home run (0:19)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs lead off man Dexter Fowler returned to the lineup in a big way on Friday as he hit a home run in his first at-bat since leaving a game on June 18 with a hamstring strain. It was his 4th lead off HR this season and 18th of his career. The Cubs averaged 0.7 runs less with Fowler missing from the lineup

Lineup: Cubs (57-37) at Brewers (40-53)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
  • 5. Willson Contreras, LF (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 8. Miguel Montero, C (L)
  • 9. Jason Hammel, RHP
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Lineup: White Sox (46-49) vs. Tigers (50-46)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Justin Morneau, DH (L)
  • 6. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 7. J.B. Shuck, CF (L)
  • 8. Tyler Saladino, 2B (R)
  • 9. Dioner Navarro, C (S)
  • SP: Jacob Turner, RHP
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has a new shirt available with his first day of spring training notes on the back.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs rookie Albert Almora Jr. discuss being sent down to the minors one day after getting married. Teammates Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Justin Grimm and Kyke Schwarber were all at the courthouse.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs lead off man Dexter Fowler discuss his return to the lineup after missing a month with a hamstring injury.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Dexter Fowler (hamstring) returns to the Cubs lineup after missing time since leaving a game on June 18.