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Chapman dazzles in his debut with Cubs

Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning as the Cubs rolled to an 8-1 win over the White Sox.

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Rock, paper, scissors ... water jug to head

Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler decide to battle it out in a game of rock, paper, scissors where the loser gets hit in the head by a water jug.

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Sano strikes out, snaps his bat in half

After striking out in the eighth inning in the Twins' loss to the Braves, Miguel Sano channels his inner Bo Jackson and snaps his bat over his knee.

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Sale's suspension a strange saga

It has been a bizarre week for Chris Sale and the White Sox. When news broke on Saturday that he was scratched from his start, few could have predicted what precipitated it.

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Pirates fan sacrifices body to make catch

This Pirates fan makes a fine catch by going all out to grab a foul ball, while his momentum takes him backward.

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Chapman happy to be with Cubs

After recording a perfect ninth inning in his debut with the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman expresses his happiness over Chicago acquiring him in a trade.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel discuss Aroldis Chapman's debut in the Cubs 8-1 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night. The new Cubs closer was over 100 mph on every fastball he threw.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman discusses his debut with the Cubs ending with a question about his early relationship with Chicago reporters.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch new Cubs pitcher Aroldis Chapman discuss his debut performance with the Cubs on Wednesday. At first he refused to speak with reporters due to an awkward press conference on Tuesday afternoon but he changed his mind. Catcher Miguel Montero translated for Chapman.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman turned down a request from reporters to speak after making his Cubs debut. He did speak with Pedro Gomez on the field but refused to speak in the Cubs clubhouse.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Luis Severino looked very good in his two scoreless innings of relief during the Yankees' 4-1 loss to the Astros. Severino, who began the year as a starter, could be part of the solution in replacing Aroldis Chapman. Severino could become a setup man. Long-term, though, Severino is supposed to be a future starter, which presents the same issues the Yankees have had in the recent past with guys like Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.

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Fastest pitch by Cubs reliever in '16: 98 MPH. Aroldis Chapman in the 9th: 101, 101, 102, 101, 102, 101, 103, 101, 101, 100, 100, 102, 103.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss Aroldis Chapman's debut where only his slider dipped below 100 mph.

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This baseball has a mind of its own

Jedd Gyorko's ground ball somehow spun fair after looking like a clear foul ball, leading to Gyorko being thrown out at first base.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman threw 13 heaters in his Cubs debut at Wrigley: 101, 101, 102, 101, 102, 101, 103, 101, 101, 100, 100, 102 & 103. Vroom!