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Sale scratched over reported issue with uniform

Chris Sale reportedly expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox's throwback uniform, leading to the team scratching him from a scheduled start against the Tigers.

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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.

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During Game 2 of the 2000 World Series, Mike Piazza's bat shattered which led to a piece of it almost hitting Roger Clemens. The pitcher then threw it in the direction of Piazza.

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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.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Cubs' need to free a roster spot for Joe Nathan tomorrow, that wasn't the outing Clayton Richard wanted. Adam Warren's turn.

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

With the Cubs' need to open a roster spot for Joe Nathan tomorrow, that wasn't the outing Clayton Richard wanted. Adam Warren's turn.

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That's 10 straight Cubs retired by Milwaukee's Zach Davies. Anthony Rizzo's first-inning single is Chicago's only hit through six innings.

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UPDATE: According to multiple reports, Chris Sale did not want to wear the White Sox's throwback uniform, and the matter escalated.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

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Sale scratched after uniform displeasure

According to multiple reports, White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from tonight's start after expressing displeasure over having to wear throwback uniforms. Story

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Let's play arbitrary end-points: Since Ben Zobrist's average reached its apex on May 28 (.354), he's now hitting .175 in 160 ABs since.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants take a 2-1 lead in the 12th on Mac Williamson's single up the middle off Anthony Swarzak which scored Trevor Brown.