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Jake Arrieta isn't caught up in giving up a run at home (0:35)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta isn't caught up in giving up a run at home for the first time in 52.2 regular season innings though it was the second longest home scoreless streak in the modern era.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears would be ecstatic if tonight's 11th pick enjoys a similar career arc as Chicago's pick at No. 11 overall in 1984 -- linebacker Wilber Marshall. A two-time Super Bowl Champion, Marshall was a feared hitter on the Bears' famed 4-6 defense.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

How well are the Cubs playing right now? They lead the majors in fewest runs allowed, rank second in runs scored per game, rank second in Defensive Runs Saved, rank first in baserunning metrics and the bullpen is third in wOBA allowed. They are without a weakness.

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Arrieta gets 18th straight win (0:50)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The real action for the Bears is happening 30 miles from Draft Town at the team's suburban facility where the brain trust mulls over who to take at No. 11. Options for the Bears could include: Clemson's Shaq Lawson, UCLA's Myles Jack, Louisville's Sheldon Rankins or Michigan State's Jack Conklin.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs beat Brewers 7-2 at Wrigley Field this afternoon. The ViewFromVegas is they were as high as a -425 favorite at the Stratosphere sports book and -410 at CG Technology books. Baseball favorites rarely exceed -300, but we'll probably see more of these lines with Arrieta and this Cubs lineup.

ESPN Staff Now 

Plenty of Green Bay fans in Chicago as the Packers are holding a draft party in enemy territory.

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Dickerson ranks his top five RBs of all time (1:41)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Thursday's game after rolling his right ankle running the bases. Though hit by 2 pitches it was rounding a bag that forced him out. He's being evaluated by the medical staff.

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The Jacksonville Fighting Irish?

The Jags could have the luck of the Irish in the draft if they were able to select Notre Dame's entire class. Picking Notre Dame would give them a new left tackle, and that's more than enough. If NFL teams could pick CFB teams (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta is done after 5 innings and 92 pitches with the Cubs leading Mil 5-1. A 31 pitch first inning may have forecasted the end to a quality start streak which had reached 24 games. He's still in line for his fifth win while his ERA after his first month is 1.00.

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Arrieta falls short on setting record

Jake Arrieta's 52 2/3 scoreless innings streak at Wrigley Field was snapped today in the 5th inning of the Cubs vs. Brewers game. He's streak ended just short of Ray Herbert's 54 IP scoreless streak set in 1962-63. (Elias) Follow live

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta's home scoreless streak ends at 52.2 IP after an RBI double by Alex Presley scored the Brewers first run on Thursday. It's the second longest home scoreless streak in the modern era. (Ray Herbert)

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Beer-drinking bear takes in Cubs game (0:20)
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Best Playoff Vines: Jordan's shrug

Follow our #NBArank countdown of the best playoff Vines in NBA history. Here's No. 8. MJ with 'The Shrug'

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ross put a ball onto the street outside of Wrigley Field on a freezing day for career HR No. 98 Thursday afternoon while Jake Arrieta's home scoreless streak has reached 51.2 innings as the Cubs lead the Brewers in the third inning. Arrieta struggled in the first but has been lights out the last two innings.

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Smith could strike it rich

Injured Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith would collect $5 million thanks to an insurance policy if he's chosen beyond the 74th pick. Could the Titans, with six picks among the top 76, take a chance on Smith at No. 76? Draft predictions (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta gave up a broken bat single to Milwaukee lead off man Jonathan Villar so his bid for back to back no hitters ended quickly. Arrieta proceeded to walk two hitters and give up three stolen bases in the first inning but he stranded the bases loaded striking out the final two Brewers. He has a 49.2 inning scoreless streak going at Wrigley Field.