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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More from Chris Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott: Told me today he sees no reason for the after-effects of Sale's actions to linger, following his return. "I honestly don't think there are fences to mend," Abbott said. "He has been with the organization since he was drafted. The entire organization knows the fiber of Chris Sale. They understand the passion and fierce competitive nature. If they are on board with prioritizing winning, there will not be an issue at all."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott, told me Sunday that Sale has "talked at length" with GM Rick Hahn about Saturday's incident, that the club understands Sale's first priority is winning and that as long as both sides agree on that, "there will not be an issue" once Sale returns from his suspension. "The only thing that matters to Chris Sale is winning," Abbott said, in a text. "If he perceives that something is distracting from that or being prioritized over that, he is going to have a problem with it. There is no better teammate or competitor than Chris and there is no player that cares more about the city of Chicago and its fans than him. "As long as everyone can agree with those sentiments," Abbott went on, "and putting winning and the White Sox fans first, there will never be a problem between Chris and anyone on the staff or in the front office. I think Chris has been very clear on that subject and it was well received. He now wants to focus on his team, teammates and the task at hand - helping the White Sox win ballgames."

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Tigers tag Robertson for three solo homers in ninth to tie game (0:33)
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Rizzo clears bases to give Cubs the lead (0:35)
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Upton takes a home run away from Abreu (0:25)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Anthony Rizzo's seventh-inning, bases-clearing double was his 17th career go-ahead hit in the seventh inning or later. Cubs now lead the Brewers 6-4 after Ben Zobrist tacked on an RBI single to score Rizzo.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo clears the bases with a double in the gap to give Chicago a 5-4 lead, then pumps his fist as he pulls into second base. How big is it now that Joe Nathan recovered the last inning to strike out the side and keep the score at 4-1?

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Nathan is on to make his Cubs debut.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Cubs starter Jon Lester failed to get through five innings for the third time in his last four starts. That happened once in his first 16 starts of the season.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Cubs starter Jon Lester failed to get through fkve innings for the third time in his last four starts. That happened once in his first 16 starts of the season.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell left today's game with a left heel contusion. He fouled a ball off his foot in his first at-bat of Saturday's game. He played through it yesterday but apparently it tightened up on him, so he's taking the rest of the day off.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Hard to see what, if anything, happened on the field, but the Cubs pulled Addison Russell after he flied out to end the fourth. Javier Baez is in at shortstop. I'll update when more information becomes available.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Bizarre start for Cubs starter Jon Lester. He's allowed five stolen bases in two innings to match a career high. In the second, he needed five outs after two runners reached on errant strikeout pitches. And yet, Brewers lead is just 2-0.

Lineup: White Sox (47-50) vs. Tigers (51-47)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, RF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Justin Morneau, DH (L)
  • 6. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 7. Dioner Navarro, C (S)
  • 8. J.B. Shuck, CF (L)
  • 9. Carlos Sanchez, 2B (S)
  • SP: Jose Quintana, LHP
  • Daily notes

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White Sox walk off on Eaton's single (0:33)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

In regards to Adam Warren, who the Cubs optioned to Iowa to clear the way for Joe Nathan, Joe Maddon says the plan is for Warren to start at Triple-A. If the Cubs need a sixth starter, which Maddon says still could happen, Warren would likely be the guy.

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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)