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Sale scratched for something silly (2:08)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo's first-inning double moved him into the NL lead for extra-base hits (52), passing Washington's Daniel Murphy.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

White Sox's statement on Chris Sale

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Chris Sale scratched from tonight's start

The White Sox released a statement saying the scratch is "due to a clubhouse incident before the game. The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club."

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Here is the Cubs' Joe Maddon discussing how his bullpen is coming (0:40)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cubs' Joe Maddon discussing how his bullpen is coming together given recent developments.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says veteran reliever Joe Nathan will join the club on Sunday. A corresponding roster move will be announced then.

Lineup: Cubs (58-37) at Brewers (40-54)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, LF (S)
  • 5. Willson Contreras, C (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 8. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 9. John Lackey, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

Lineup: White Sox (46-50) vs. Tigers (51-46)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 6. Tyler Saladino, 2B (R)
  • 7. Avisail Garcia, DH (R)
  • 8. Dioner Navarro, C (S)
  • 9. J.B. Shuck, CF (L)
  • SP: Chris Sale, LHP
  • Daily notes

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

With storms in the area, the roof is closed at Miller Park. And with no air conditioning in the stadium, the Cubs-Brewers game promises to be a sultry affair.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears placed OL Nate Chandler on the Reserve/Retired list, the team said on Saturday. Chandler, who joined the Bears in June, appeared in 37 games with 19 starts in three seasons (2012-14) with the Carolina Panthers. He did not appear in any games in 2015 after being placed on Injured Reserve in September.

ESPN Stats & Information

Morneau ends HR drought

Justin Morneau's home run Friday was his first in the majors since May 6, 2015, covering a span of 105 at-bats.

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Fowler comes back with a bang

Playing his first game since June 18, Dexter Fowler didn't take long to re-acclimate himself, The Cubs' center fielder's first swing produced his eighth home run of the season.

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Third time's a charm for Chris Sale?

Sale will once again look to become the first pitcher in the majors to 15 wins on Saturday. If he gets the W, he'll be the third pitcher in the last decade to reach 15 wins in 20 starts, per ESPN Stats & Info. Jered Weaver (2012) and Ubaldo Jimenez (2010) also accomplished the feat.

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Closeout Sale: White Sox ace much more efficient

Chris Sale has taken a different approach to getting outs this season. He's made adjustments and gotten help from his defense, as Stats & Info notes.

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Shaughnessy amazed by Theo Epstein's success (1:17)
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Fowler comes up big for Cubs in return from DL (0:58)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs reliever Carl Edwards discuss his sixth inning performance on Friday against the Brewers where he entered with a runner on second but stranded him on the base paths retiring three straight.