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Irish, Spartans battle for Megaphone Trophy

Undefeated Michigan State (2-0) hosts Notre Dame (2-1) on Saturday. ESPN's FPI projects the Irish to hand their rivals their first loss.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Puerto Rican players Javy Báez, René Rivera and Víctor Caratini from the Chicago Cubs send a message to the island after being devastated by Hurricane Maria. While Báez and Rivera have had limited contact with their families, Caratini has not heard anything at all from any of his family members, who live in the hard-hit town of Coamo in the center on the island, which has also been affected by over 30 inches of rain.

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Corso says 7-win season saves Kelly's job at ND (1:14)
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Cubs edge Brewers in 10 (1:14)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the AB by Tommy La Stella which ended in a bases loaded walk plus the job of his bullpen in the Cubs win over Milwaukee on Friday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his outing in the Cubs 5-4 win on Friday. He gave up three runs over 4-plus innings.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Carl Edwards discuss pitching 1.2 innings to finish the game on Friday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the AB by Tommy La Stella which ended in a bases loaded walk plus the job of his bullpen in the Cubs won over Milwaukee on Friday.

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White Sox turn crazy double play to end game (0:41)
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Cubs score go-ahead run on walk in 10th (0:16)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Brewers 5-4 in 10 innings just as they did one night earlier. Tommy La Stella drew a bases loaded walk in the tenth to bring home Kris Bryant who walked to lead off the inning. The game had been tied 4-4 since the fifth inning as the Cubs bullpen was did its job. Carl Edwards pitched the final 1.2 innings for the win. Jay, Bryant and Zobrist drove in the other runs for the Cubs while John Lackey settled down after giving up back to back homers in the second. Another thrilling win dropped the Cubs magic number to 5.

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Davidson hits 26th home run of year (0:21)
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Moncada's two-run blast puts White Sox ahead (0:23)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Jon Jay is the third player this year to foul off 11 pitches in an at-bat with all three ending with the player getting a hit. Shane Peterson and JD Martinez are the other two players that did it.

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Zobrist's comebacker puts Cubs on top (0:23)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A 15 pitch at-bat by Jon Jay, which included 10 consecutive foul balls, may have changed the course of the game as three batters later Ben Zobrist drove in two runs with a single, giving the Cubs their first lead. The count wasn't even full yet when Jay finally singled to right, eventually scoring on the Zobrist hit.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey is pulling away from the pack in the NL as he's now given up 36 home runs on the year after Stephen Vogt and Bret Phillips went back to back in the second inning on Friday. No other pitcher has given up more than 30 home runs coming into the night. It's easily a career high off him for one season.