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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 6-1 to the Nationals behind 7 stolen bases by the home team. Trea Turner stole 4 himself as the Nats run game had a big impact in the outcome. Jake Arrieta never got in a groove, failing to pitch five innings for the fifth time this season. He walked 6 batters and gave up 6 hits in 4 innings. Miguel Montero was behind the plate for all 7 steals while he also committed a throwing error allowing a run to score. So did Tommy La Stella. If the Cubs played a clean game they may have been in it until the end but they gave the game away early. Kris Bryant's first inning triple drove in the lone run for the Cubs.

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Nationals swipe 7 bases against Cubs (0:47)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nationals have 7 stolen bases tonight off of Miguel Montero meaning Montero is now 1 for 32 (3 percent) this season throwing out would be base stealers. He's on pace for the lowest caught stealing percentage (min 25 attempts) for a Cubs catcher since at least 1969. In the last 30 years only one catcher on any team has been worse over a full season: Hank Conger was 1 for 43 in 2015.

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Scherzer brings in run with infield single (0:24)
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Jimmy bringing buckets to town

Jimmy Butler's 4.82 offensive real-plus minus helped him land in the top 10 in overall RPM last season, while the two players Minnesota parted with, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, ranked near the bottom of the league.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon and others from the Cubs traveling party will indeed visit the White House on Wednesday. It's an informal visit for anyone that wants to attend.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his recovery from tendinitis. He's not off a mound yet but when he is the Cubs will have a better idea when he can return. He says there is no pain.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo returns to leadoff while Tommy La Stella bats second and plays second for the Cubs against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Kris Bryant hits cleanup and plays RF with Jon Jay in left and Ian Happ in center. Jeimer Candelario starts at 3b as Addison Russell remains out of the lineup with a sore shoulder. Javy Baez is at SS.

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Paxson: Wade buyout would have to benefit Bulls (0:36)
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Paxson talks Wade's, Rondo's future with Bulls

Bulls VP John Paxson addressed the speculation about a possible Dwyane Wade buyout and also admitted that the team still hasn't made a final decision on whether or not to bring back Rajon Rondo next season.

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Cy Young winners meet Tuesday night

For just the third time in the past 10 years, Cy Young winners from the last two seasons will face off against each other, per Elias. Jake Arrieta had the stronger Cy Young campaign, but he enters Tuesday with a 4.36 ERA compared to Max Scherzer's 2.09.

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Cubs' pitching is heating up

After a slow start, the Cubs' starting pitching appears to be on the right track. Jake Arrieta goes for his second straight quality start on Tuesday night vs. Max Scherzer and the Nationals.