CHICAGO Teams

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon gives an update on Jason Heyward who is missing his third game of the series against the Pirates due to a sore wrist.

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ESPN 300: Where the Big Ten stands

After signing a top-five class in 2016, Ohio State has take the lead in the Big Ten with the 2017 class.

Stats & Info

Shades of Bob Gibson for Jake Arrieta

By shutting out the Pirates over seven innings on Tuesday, Arrieta became the first pitcher since Gibson in his 1968 MVP season to maintain a sub-1.00 ERA over a 25-start span, per Elias Sports Bureau.

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Kurkjian: It's ridiculous what Arrieta is doing (1:01)
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Plenty of support for Jake Arrieta

As if Arrieta needed it, the Cubs' offense is at its best when the reigning NL Cy Young is on the mound. Chicago has scored 48 runs for Arrieta compared to the four he has allowed all season.

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Red Sox stymied by South Side southpaw

Boston managed only four hits against Chicago's Jose Quintana and lost for just the second time in nine games.

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Abreu's big bat helps White Sox win third straight (0:24)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs infielder/outfielder Javier Baez had a huge game on defense at third base for the Cubs on Tuesday night. It comes natural to him, he says.

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Arrieta: I wanted to get out ahead of the Pirates (1:12)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta settled down nicely after walking the first two Pirate hitters on Tuesday night. Only 2 of the next 22 reached against him as he improved to 6-0.

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Arrieta improves to 6-0 as Cubs shut down Pirates (1:19)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

At the beginning of the season, FiveThirtyEight.com projected the Cubs to win 96 games with a +138 run differential. After beating the Pirates 7-1 they're now at +89. With 137 games to go. They're 19-6 ... that's 123-win pace.

two QBs offer coaching potential

Using Schlabach's top 25, our college football writers chose a player from each team who they think could fill the role as head coach. Matt Fortuna had a hard time deciding between DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire, who he says are neck-and-neck in their understanding of the game and in their leadership abilities. Coach 'em up

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Nothing about Hanley Ramirez's home run to end Jose Quintana's scoreless streak at 20 1/3 IP and get the Red Sox on the board was Cellular, that was hit over 380 feet to right field.

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Eaton's web gem ends third inning (0:19)