CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears waived nine players on Sunday: DL Keith Browner, WR Kieran Duncan, WR Derek Keaton, OL John Kling, RB Senorise Perry, WR Darrin Peterson, DB Joel Ross, TE Gannon Sinclair and OL Martin Wallace. Chicago also terminated the contract of vested veteran FB Darrell Young.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said John Lackey (shoulder) will throw 2 bullpen sessions before being activated from the DL. The Cubs are mulling dates for his return. Mike Montgomery will fill in for him again making his next start on Wednesday vs Pittsburgh.

Lineup: Cubs (82-46) at Dodgers (72-57)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, LF (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Javier Baez, 3B (R)
  • 8. David Ross, C (R)
  • 9. Jon Lester, LHP
  • Daily lineups

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Zobrist explains sac bunt in first inning (1:20)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss his sac bunt in the first inning on Saturday against the Dodgers. It was the first in MLB by a cleanup hitter in the first inning this season. Zobrist says he was actually given the "suggestion" from Joe Maddon to bunt for a hit and once he got down 0-1 he figured he had a better chance of getting one down then swinging away.

Lineup: White Sox (62-66) vs. Mariners (68-61)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, CF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Justin Morneau, DH (L)
  • 6. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 7. Avisail Garcia, RF (R)
  • 8. Omar Narvaez, C (L)
  • 9. Tyler Saladino, 2B (R)
  • SP: Carlos Rodon, LHP
  • Daily lineups

Stats & Info

Saturday's longest home runs

Jose Abreu is back to swinging a power bat this month (seven homers) as evidenced by his 440-foot blast on Saturday. Randal Grichuk has also been hot, as his 430-foot shot was his sixth since being recalled to the majors on Aug. 11.

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Abreu homers to dead center (0:24)
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Urias strong in Dodgers' win over Cubs (0:52)
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Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny discusses his move to the bullpen (0:54)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny discuss his move to the bullpen after throwing 3.2 innings of one hit ball on Saturday against the Dodgers.

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Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers (1:30)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday including his decision to bunt Ben Zobrist in the first inning with 2 on and no outs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon says he called for the first inning bunt by Ben Zobrist though he was looking to catch the Dodgers off guard so was hoping it was a bunt for a hit situation. It turned out to be the first sac bunt by a cleanup hitter in the first inning all season.

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Jason Hammel discusses being pulled in the third inning on Saturday (1:19)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jason Hammel discuss being pulled in the third inning of Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. He and manager Joe Maddon had to have a discussion after the game about the situation.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Hammel and Joe Maddon had a one on one conversation after the manager pulled the pitcher after just 39 pitches on Saturday. Hammel declined to discuss the particulars while Maddon had no problem with the pitcher being upset. Similar situations popped up last year between the two. The Cubs lost 3-2 to the Dodgers.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs lose 3-2. Key storylines involve quick hook for Jason Hammel who was ineffective for the 2nd start in a row and Rob Zastryzny coming through against the lefty dominated lineup of the Dodgers. The Cubs also broke a string of scoring 3 or more runs in 24 consecutive games.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Pending action in other games Travis Wood's 64th appearance of the season is tied for the MLB lead with three other players though his innings pitched ranks 68th among relievers. He's the one pitcher manager Joe Maddon needs to watch closely as the Cubs head towards the playoffs.