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51-27, 1st in NL Cent
Cespedes visits the third deck with this home run (0:28)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday including taking John Lackey out only to see reliever Joel Peralta give up the lead.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter John Lackey wasn't thrilled with being pulled in the 7th inning of the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Mets on Thursday. The bullpen lost the lead after he left.

Mets rally to edge Cubs (1:40)
Bryant blasts a two-run shot to left (0:27)
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8hJesse Rogers

Collins won't reveal NL All-Star Game starter

Terry Collins said he thinks he knows who will be the starting pitcher for his National League squad in the All-Star Game, but he is giving the decision a lot of consideration.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lead the Mets 3-0 behind Kris Bryant's 22nd HR which ties him for the league lead. It's his 11th in June, the most in a month for a Cub since June of 2007 when Alfonso Soriano hit 11. He's also the first Cub since Derrek Lee in 2005 to hit 22 before July 1. (ESPN Stats and Info) John Lackey has pitched five scoreless innings so far and Javy Baez has a HR as well.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs President Theo Epstein discuses the trade market before his team takes on the Mets on Thursday. The Cubs are in need of bullpen help.

Lineup: Cubs (51-26) at Mets (40-37)

  • 1. Ben Zobrist, RF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Willson Contreras, C (R)
  • 5. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 6. Matt Szczur, LF (R)
  • 7. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 8. John Lackey, RHP
  • 9. Albert Almora, CF (R)
  • Daily notes


Keri on Indians, Cubs, Rangers and more

Sports Illustrated's Jonah Keri chimes in on the P.K. Subban trade, the Indians' hot start, what the Cubs need to stay in contention, the Rangers' lead in the AL West and more.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm assuming this was said by Theo Epstein for the media on the other side of town: "I'm looking forward to seeing Kyle Schwarber playing for the Cubs on opening day next year." Was smiling as he said it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

If all goes well for Adam Warren starting at Triple-A Iowa tonight he'll go for the Cubs next Tuesday or Wednesday against the Reds giving other Cubs starters an extra day of rest as planned.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon's latest coming out just in time for July 4.

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El sorprendente Wilson Contreras, 10 juegos después

El novato de los Cachorros ha tenido un inicio explosivo de carrera en Grandes Ligas. Ignacio Serrano compara sus números con otros venezolanos y latinos debutantes en el Circo Grande. Leer


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta discusses the possibility of starting the all star game after hearing the news of Clayton Kershaw's injury.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward is getting a 2nd consecutive day off after feeling a little muscle tightness after making a throw a few days ago. He's fine and can play but Cubs figured with back to back days facing a lefty they'd give him a break.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins talked all star starter today in light of the Clayton Kershaw news: "Jake Arrieta is right near the top of the list...I kind of know who's going to start."

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14hDavid Schoenfield

Cubs' rotation has stolen spotlight from Mets

Last year's NLCS was billed as a battle between the Mets' arms and the Cubs' bats, but it's Chicago's pitching that stands out as the teams meet again.

Stats & Info

Cubs infield an All-Star-worthy group

As it stands, Chicago's entire infield is still in line to start for the NL in the All-Star game. The group has been among the best in baseball offensively, as they showed against the Reds on Wednesday.

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19hJesse Rogers

Joe Maddon on Mets: 'Last year is last year'

As they enter New York to face the Mets for the first time since being swept in last year's NLCS, the Cubs aren't dwelling on the past.

Little kid overjoyed to find Kris Bryant baseball card (0:43)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25515th
On Base Percentage.3492nd
Slugging Percentage.43410th
Earned Run Average2.861st
Quality Starts541st

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