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2016 Schedule
59-40, 1st in NL Cent
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher discuss hitting 5th on Wednesday against the White Sox. It's his third start batting fifth in the order this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is shaking up the back end of his lineup a little bit. Struggling outfielder Jason Heyward is batting seventh for the first time this season while .200 hitter Miguel Montero will move up to fifth. The Cubs have slumped on offense over the past four games as they take on the White Sox tonight.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs seem to be viewing Deadline Week now as a long-term shopping opportunity. Wouldn't be a surprise if they took a run at the Rays' starters

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How can Cubs land Chris Sale?

There is no "off-limits" when it comes to a deal for Sale. That said, expect Kyle Schwarber and Kyle Hendricks to be among the names in the package, Jim Bowden writes. And that's just where the conversation starts. Potential trades for Sale (Insider)

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Cubs oversold conversation with Chapman (1:18)
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Reddick best available outfielder (0:42)
Stats & Info

Chapman a big upgrade over DFA'd Richard

With Clayton Richard struggling to get the job done this season, the Cubs went out and acquired one of the best left-handed relievers in the game in Aroldis Chapman.

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BBTN: Chapman Controversy, Trade Market Developments

Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss the controversy surrounding Aroldis Chapman's press conference, the developing trade market and much more. Plus, Brendan Kennedy with an update on the Blue Jays and Paul Hoynes checks in on the Indians' status.

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16hBradford Doolittle

Are walks becoming a problem for the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs have struggled in many areas for much of July. One of those struggles, giving up walks, factored into their loss to the White Sox.

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White Sox looking to stay hot on Wednesday Night Baseball (2:18)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his offense's struggles the last couple of days with White Sox pitching.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant discuss getting shut down by James Shields on Tuesday night in his team's 3-0 loss to the White Sox.

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White Sox blank Cubs to win fourth straight (0:36)
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Eaton, White Sox looking to stay competitive in AL Central (1:49)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Kris Bryant struck out in the eighth against James Shields, leaving him 1 for 10 with seven strikeouts in three games against Shields, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Six of the seven Ks have come against changeups. He entered the game with a .065 average against change-ups, worst qualifying average in the majors.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs may have to hit one out to score on White Sox starter James Shields. According to ESPN Stats & Info, with the Cubs now 0 for 3 tonight with runners in scoring position, opposing hitters are now 0 for their last 31 in those spots against Shields.

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Eaton slams solo HR (0:25)
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21hBradford Doolittle

Cubs' Chapman 'working to be a better person'

After appearing to skirt around questions from local media about the domestic-abuse incident that led to his suspension, Aroldis Chapman told ESPN that he has "grown tremendously from that time."

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Rick Sutcliffe pulls a Chris Sale on his tie (0:16)
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Chapman not surprised by trade (1:20)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4985th
Batting Average.25415th
On Base Percentage.3452nd
Slugging Percentage.42812th
Earned Run Average3.313rd
Quality Starts601st
WHIP1.132nd
BAA.2151st

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