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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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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.

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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)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs starter John Lackey discuss their new revamped bullpen and the possibility of starters coming out of games earlier. He beat the Sox 3-1 with Aroldis Chapman getting the victory.

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Sale appreciative of the support he has received (0:56)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman through translator Miguel Montero discuss his first save as a Cub. It was his first of more than three outs this season.

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Cubs spoil Sale's return with win over White Sox (0:49)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman discuss how the fans have treated him after his two days on the mound. Miguel Montero translates for him.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman's heat-wave parade on night 2 at Wrigley: 100, 103, 103, 100, 102, 102, 102, 103, 102, 100, 100, 99, 98, 98, 102. En fuego!

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Chapman finishes off White Sox to earn first save with Cubs (0:23)