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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Gonzalez keeps hitting on the road. His RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead over the Cubs. In five games of the Dodgers' current seven-game trip, he has 10 hits. His only hitless game was Monday during the Cubs' combined one-hitter.

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Arrieta snags a K with the bases loaded (0:16)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice night for Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir, who matched Jake Arrieta by allowing just one hit over six innings. The left-hander struck out seven while throwing 90 pitches. The Dodgers and Cubs are locked in a scoreless duel in the bottom of the seventh.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A matchup against the Cubs' Jake Arrieta has brought out the best in Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir. Through four innings, Kazmir has given up just one hit with five strikeouts. The lefty is coming off a 12-strikeout game last week against the Reds.

Trout tops outfielders in AL All-Star vote update

In the AL's first ballot update, Mike Trout holds the No. 1 outfielder spot by a wide margin -- Trout's updated vote total is 934,137 while the Royals' Lorenzo Cain sits in the No. 2 spot with 647,339 votes.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Gonzalez is back to a .300 batting average after a first-inning single against the Cubs' Jake Arrieta. The veteran's offensive production took a tumble in late April, when he went 0-for-20 on a six-game homestand. He has been productive of late, going 14-for-37 since May 21, including eight hits in the recent three-game series at New York against the Mets.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Injuries just keep on coming for the Dodgers as Yasiel Puig was a late scratch Tuesday with a sore left hamstring. The news comes as starter Alex Wood is being pointed toward the DL because of a triceps injury. Kenta Maeda is also experiencing soreness in his right hand after getting hit with a line drive Saturday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

First pitch for Dodgers-Cubs at Wrigley Field tonight to take place "approximately" at 7:30 p.m. local time (5:30 PST).

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

According to AccuWeather, rain in Chicago will stop right around the first pitch for Dodgers-Cubs at Wrigley Field (7:05 p.m. CST/5:05 p.m. PST). Puddles accumulated in both bullpens from heavy late-afternoon rain, and the tarp remains on the field, but no delay has been announced.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Guerrero was designated for assignment by the Dodgers after completing a rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma City for a knee contusion. He is in the third year of a guaranteed four-year $28 million deal that stipulates he must be traded or released if he is not on the major league roster. A defensive liability, Guerrero played 106 games for the Dodgers last season batting .233 with a .434 slugging percentage.

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Most indispensable player: USC

At the risk of being predictable, choosing anyone else other than the Trojans' awesome receiver would simply be wide of the mark. Very wide.

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Are Bruins back on upswing?

It has been a restless summer after UCLA missed the NCAA tournament. But Steve Alford appears to have the talent to return to the field and the upper reaches of the Pac-12. Revised Way-Too-Early Top 25

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Same time, this year

We have round two of Warriors-Cavaliers following two years of Spurs-Heat. The Celtics and Lakers have provided the most frequent pairing of Finals opponents, including seven times in nine years from 1962 through 1969.

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Chacin, Verlander combine for rare feat

The first 27 batters of Monday's Tigers-Angels game were retired by Justin Verlander and Jhoulys Chacin. That's the most batters retired between both teams to start a game since Aug. 1, 2010 (28 by White Sox-Athletics), per Elias Sports Bureau.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Hall of Fame baseball manager Sparky Anderson is a friend of the California Lutheran baseball program and the field is named for him here just in front of where the Rams temporary practice facility is being built.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The finished product here at California Lutheran University will include two new practice fields, a paved parking lot and temporary modular buildings for the Rams football operations. All of which will be paid for by the Rams and given to Cal Lutheran when the Rams complete a permanent training facility. The Rams will be here for at least the next two years.

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Gurley should still be Rams' main man

The Rams return to Los Angeles with a new offensive coordinator (Mike Groh) and a shiny new quarterback (Jared Goff). However, Nick Wagoner reminds us that the offense will likely still revolve around Todd Gurley. 100 NFL predictions