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Ross gets perfect score, but is it enough to win DWTS? (1:40)
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Panik leads Giants past Cubs (0:51)
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Greinke's season-high 12 K's leads D-backs past White Sox (0:56)
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Greinke fans 12 in D-backs' win (0:42)
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Descalso's 3-run shot carries over the wall (0:20)

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Cubs LF Ben Zobrist hit one out of the park at lightning speed during the Cubs' 6-4 loss to the Giants on Monday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jason Heyward discuss the Cubs defense in their 6-4 loss to the Giants on Monday. It kept them in the game.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 6-4 to the Giants on Monday after getting behind 6-0. John Lackey gave up 2 home runs and too many hard hit balls before the Cubs staged a late eighth inning rally which featured two, 2 run home runs. One came off the bat of Javier Baez and the other from Ben Zobrist. Ian Happ came off the bench to record his first career triple but he struck out in the ninth to end the game.

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Almora Jr. puts on the jets for spectacular grab (0:26)
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Panik connects for leadoff homer (0:20)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey trails the San Francisco Giants after giving up his fourth, first inning home run when Joe Panik took him deep on Monday. That matches all the first inning home runs he gave up last season (ESPN Stats and Info). He currently ranks third in the NL in home runs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

With his 3rd inning triple Ben Zobrist has reached base safely in 20 consecutive games. He moved to the lead off spot starting on Sunday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs designated pitcher Jake Buchanan for assignment to make room for lefty Zac Rosscup on the 40 man roster. Rosscup was called up on Monday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon figured if today wasn't a day to play Albert Almora Jr then when would there be a good one? With the Cubs facing a lefty and fly ball pitcher John Lackey on the mound for them he felt it was right to have Almora in there over Ian Happ.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson (back) says he will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday and then they will decide a course of action as far as a possible rehab assignment is concerned.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss David Ross being in the finals for Dancing With the Stars.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist is urging people to buy his cereal over Anthony Rizzo or David Ross's. it debuted on the shelves on Monday. He claims it's healthier than the others.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitcher Dylan Floro has been sent down to the minors and lefty Zac Rosscup's contract has been selected. Rosscup missed all of last year after shoulder surgery. The Cubs still need to clear a spot on the 40 man roster for Rosscup.

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10hJerry Crasnick

Revisiting preseason questions: Cubs

In mid-February, we wondered if Chicago's rotation could match its performance from 2016. So far, Cubs starters have combined for a less-than-stellar 4.47 ERA.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ian Happ will get his first day off in the big leagues as he and Kyle Schwarber won't start against Giants lefty Ty Blach. Albert Almora Jr will play center and bat second on Monday night while Ben Zobrist leads off and plays left field. Javy Baez is at second base.