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74-56, 3rd in NL Cent
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Cubs still tinkering in bullpen

Chicago has two legit late-inning arms in Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop but is looking for a few solid middle relievers. A trio of former closers are involved and could fill the role. Contender bullpen overviews

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Reds rough up Cubs (0:49)
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Reds plate 6 late, beat Cubs 13-6

Cincinnati put together a 6-run ninth, but with Starlin Castro's second and third errors of the game, all six runs were unearned. Since the start of 2009, the Cubs have had four games where a player commits three errors -- three of them came from Castro. Box score

Reds puts up huge, 6-run 9th inning

The Reds scored six runs on just two hits after Cubs 2B Starlin Castro committed two errors in the inning. Cincinnati leads 13-5 as Chicago will try to put together a rally in the bottom of the frame. Follow live

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12hDavid Schoenfield

Cubs make good depth pickup in Austin Jackson

The Cubs acquired center fielder Austin Jackson from Seattle on Monday in one of those deals that has the chance to pay dividends in October.

Cubs score 4, chase RHP Michael Lorenzen

After going down 3-1 to Cincinnati in the top of the frame, Chicago scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to regain the lead at 5-3. Rookies Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant drove in all the runs. Follow live

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Cubs make a good little pickup in Austin Jackson, who has hit .314 since the All-Star break. He not only provides center field depth behind Dexter Fowler but could emerge as the starting right fielder with Jorge Soler now on the DL with an oblique strain. Considering Soler's .148 average against offspeed pitches, I'd give Jackson the shot in right, even though he's never played there in the majors.

Reds take lead over Cubs in 5th

After a Joey Votto intentional walk found the Reds with the bases loaded, Brandon Phillips hit a 2-run single to put the Reds up 3-1 over the Cubs in the fifth. Follow live

Cubs, Reds exchange runs

A solo HR from Dexter Fowler for his second hit of the game gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead over the Reds in the third inning, but the Reds answered back with a run in the fourth. Follow live

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Cubs bolster OF depth with trade for Jackson (2:33)
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Javier Baez could shine in September for fantasy (1:08)
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BBTN: Arrieta's Gem, Mets' Young Arms

Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick discuss Jake Arrieta's masterful performance and how it impact's Chicago's view of the postseason. Plus, Adam Rubin and Todd Radom stop by.

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Focus MLB: Arrieta, Encarnacion, Strasburg

Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft rank Jake Arrieta and Edwin Encarnacion for next year. Plus, more Stephen Strasburg disappointment and some mind molding from Renee Miller in DFS.

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23hEric Karabell

No more underrating Cubs' Arrieta

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is not the same disappointment he was in his Orioles days, and he's a clear top-10 starter now

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs53318th
Batting Average.24130th
On Base Percentage.31815th
Slugging Percentage.39222nd
Earned Run Average3.597th
Quality Starts6318th
WHIP1.205th
BAA.2415th

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