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Eight is the magic number for Cubs

When Chicago's offense scores eight runs this season, like it did Wednesday, the team is 23-0. The Cubs had plenty of games like that earlier this year, but that hasn't been the case in July.

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Chapman brings the fire in his Cubs debut (0:44)
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Sale set to return for White Sox (1:25)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel discuss Aroldis Chapman's debut in the Cubs 8-1 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night. The new Cubs closer was over 100 mph on every fastball he threw.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman discusses his debut with the Cubs ending with a question about his early relationship with Chicago reporters.

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Chapman happy Cubs acquired him (0:34)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch new Cubs pitcher Aroldis Chapman discuss his debut performance with the Cubs on Wednesday. At first he refused to speak with reporters due to an awkward press conference on Tuesday afternoon but he changed his mind. Catcher Miguel Montero translated for Chapman.

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Chapman dazzles in debut as Cubs rout White Sox (1:03)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman turned down a request from reporters to speak after making his Cubs debut. He did speak with Pedro Gomez on the field but refused to speak in the Cubs clubhouse.

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Russell: 'Truly an honor' playing infield behind Chapman (1:32)
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Cubs show their depth in win over White Sox (1:26)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss Aroldis Chapman's debut where only his slider dipped below 100 mph.

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Chapman throws perfect inning in Cubs debut (0:16)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman threw 13 heaters in his Cubs debut at Wrigley: 101, 101, 102, 101, 102, 101, 103, 101, 101, 100, 100, 102 & 103. Vroom!

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Cubs on the board with a Bryant HR (0:29)
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Delle Donne still reigns in Delaware

Fans at The Bob chanted E-D-D as lively as U-S-A on Wednesday as the U.S. women's basketball team -- which heads to Rio in pursuit of a sixth straight gold medal -- beat France in an exhibition.