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Cubs' Addison Russell maturing at the plate

Coming off his first All-Star Game appearance, 22-year-old Addison Russell is finding his groove on offense using patience and smarts.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the start of the crosstown games against the White Sox Monday with a little extra gleam in his eye given recent developments on the South Side.

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Hahn: We won't be moving Sale because of uniform incident (1:21)

Lineup: Cubs (58-38) at Brewers (41-54)

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

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Nathan ready to help the Cubs (0:59)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the Cubs' newest bullpen option Joe Nathan talk about going from rehab mode to the heat of a pennant race.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran reliever Joe Nathan has been activated by the Cubs. Righty Adam Warren has been optioned to AAA Iowa to clear a roster spot.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is my personal ranking on who has best chance of getting Aroldis Chapman 1. Cubs 2. Nats 3. Indians...then the rest of the field

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Olney: Uniform incident just Sale's temperament (1:06)
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Sale's tension not just about throwbacks (0:48)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon can only chuckle about he two-homer came from Milwaukee's Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who entered Satursay's game hitting .195.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon can only chuckle about the two-homer game by Milwaukee's Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who entered Saturday's game hitting .195.

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Brewers use the long ball to beat Cubs (1:10)
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Lucroy smashes two-run homer (0:19)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Montgomery is on to make his Cubs debut. Key spot too, down two with two on for Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Athletic play by Willson Contreras to chase down an errant Adam Warren pitch and throw out Hernan Perez trying to score, but play is under review. ... Close play, but call stands.