CHICAGO Teams

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Cubs rally to down Brewers (1:17)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the Cubs hanging tough to get a late win against Milwaukee on Thursday. Bryant homered in the tenth inning to help them to victory,

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss if he felt any soreness in his right hamstring during his first start back from his injury.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss his outing and the Cubs victory over Milwaukee on Thursday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the Cubs hanging tough to get a late win against Milwaukee on Thursday. Bryant homered in the tenth inning to help them to victory,

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Brewers 5-3 after Kris Bryant hit a two run home run in the tenth inning to finish off a drama filled night. A 2-1 Cubs lead turned into a 3-2 Mil advantage due to some shaky relief pitching but down to his last strike, with two outs in the ninth, Javy Baez drove in the tying run with a base hit. Then closer Wade Davis escaped a bases loaded, one out jam in the bottom of the inning getting a strikeout and a comebacker, before Bryant's heroics the next inning. Davis got the final 5 outs, including four by strikeout, for the win, as the Cubs magic number dropped to 6 after a thrilling victory.

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Bryant crushes 2-run HR to give Cubs lead (0:32)
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Baez ties game in the 9th (0:32)
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Anderson's HR extends Chicago's lead (0:20)
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Schwarber crushes 29th HR of season (0:29)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta is done after 5 innings and 71 pitches which was about the plan from the outset in his return from a hamstring injury. He gave up a hit in every inning but just one run. His velocity was good and his stuff looked ok for not pitching for several week. He has two starts left to further lock in before the postseason.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cub GM Jed Hoyer discuss the struggles of Jon Lester as well as the weekend series against the Brewers.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers avoided an embarrassing four-game sweep in Philly with a 5-4 win, cutting their magic number to one. The Diamondbacks are off tonight, so the Dodgers can clinch the NL West on Friday with a win at home against the Giants or a Diamondbacks loss to Miami. Other magic numbers: Yankees: 3 (to clinch wild card) Diamondbacks: 4 (to clinch wild card) Red Sox: 8 (to clinch AL East) Cubs: 8 (to clinch NL Central)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DC Vic Fangio thinks CB Kyle Fuller is playing better now than he did in 2015 -- Fangio and John Fox's first year in Chicago. Fangio isn't sure how it'll work in Chicago's secondary between Fuller and Prince Amukamara when Amukamara return from his ankle injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DC Vic Fangio stopped short of declaring CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) ready to play on Sunday. Still trying to figure out if Amukamara is healed up enough to be active in Week 3.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox on Kyle Long's status for Sunday: "It's looking very encouraging."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears guard Kyle Long (ankle), running back Benny Cunningham (high ankle sprain) and CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) had full participation on Thursday. RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) remains limited.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

DNP: Bears guard Josh Sitton (ribs), ILB Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) and TE Zach Miller (personal reasons).

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Future Power Rankings: Outlook dim for Bulls

From March 2010 through September 2015, the Bulls never ranked outside our top 10, but it has been a rapid fall since then that culminates in where Chicago stands this time around.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 100 forward Miller Kopp (No. 100) just committed to Northwestern, he tells ESPN.