CHICAGO Teams

Lineup: Cubs (61-40) vs. Mariners (51-49)

  • 1. Chris Coghlan, LF (L)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, RF (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, CF (L)
  • 7. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 8. David Ross, C (R)
  • 9. Jon Lester, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Wade puts Bulls past Derrick Rose era (2:04)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Tommy La Stella was not happy about being optioned to Iowa, but that's the reality of the rules and of having too many good players.

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Cutler thinks Kevin White can be a special player (0:51)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Still think it's unlikely that Chris Sale gets dealt. But FWIW, the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins & Nationals all had scouts at his start Thursday

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Chapman's presence is 'electric' (0:51)
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Now that's how you use Chapman

In the top of the eighth inning with the tying run on third and two outs, Cubs manager Joe Maddon brought Aroldis Chapman in to get the four-out save. David Schoenfield applaudes the decision. Five things we learned Thursday

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Cubs have assembled a fearsome trio

With Aroldis Chapman now in tow, the back end of the Cubs' bullpen figures to be an absolute nightmare for opponents.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman's photo/video session for the Wrigley Field scoreboard

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears kicked off their second day of practice without RG Kyle Long (calf) or OLB Leonard Floyd (illness). Both are absent after failing to finish yesterday's workout.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez says he's fine after fouling a ball off his leg last night. There's a little light bruising but he's in the lineup playing second base today for the Cubs.

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Friedell not optimistic Bulls will be better with Wade (1:04)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

No time to reacclimatize to the big leagues for the Cubs' Chris Coghlan. Here are his thoughts about what he'll bring as the leadoff hitter in today's game against Seattle.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Coghlan will be back with the Cubs today after completing a stint at Triple-A Iowa. Tommy LaStella is headed to Iowa to open a spot on the 25-man roster. Coughlan is in the lineup today, slated to leadoff.

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Sale getting worse as year goes on

Although he posted a quality start against the Cubs on Thursday, Chris Sale's ERA has continued to rise as the 2016 season has progressed.

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The Aroldis Chapman effect

When you add an arm like Chapman's to your bullpen, you can expect the amount of 100-mph fastballs you see to skyrocket.

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Tale of the tape: Chapman vs. Rowengartner

Who do you got in a ninth-inning save opportunity: real-life flamethrower Aroldis Chapman or 12-year-old wunderkind Henry Rowengartner from the 1993 film "Rookie of the Year"?

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'Rookie of the Year' star returns to Wrigley Field (0:47)