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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Information, the pitch on which Kris Bryant was called out on, leading to his ejection, has been called a strike in a 2-2 count to a right handed batter 0 percent of the time this season.

Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer 

Ryan Cordell, heading to the White Sox for Anthony Swarzak, is a good athlete without a position, and at 25 he hasn't had any offensive success above A-ball. The Brewers originally acquired him from Texas as part of the Lucroy deal.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his effort on Tuesday when he hit four batters but only gave up 2 runs in five innings thanks to some help from his bullpen. The Cubs beat the Sox 7-2.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant react to getting ejected for the first time in the majors. He was tossed once in the minors when he told an ump "that's on you." Bryant wouldn't reveal what he said to Lance Barksdale on Tuesday which resulted in the ejection.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the White Sox 7-2 despite striking out 17 times. It's the most strikeouts in a win for them since 2011. Willson Contreras was the offensive hero again as he had three hits and 4 RBI's including a 3 run HR in the first inning. John Lackey hit four batters, including three in one inning, but didn't give up much else. The bullpen did the rest as the Cubs moved back into a virtual tie for first place.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javy Baez is the first Cub player to strike out 5 times in a game since pitcher Ted Lilly and catcher Geovany Soto did it in 2008.

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Contreras gives Cubs early lead with 3-run HR (0:22)
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Cubs' Bryant ejected for 1st time in career

After a series of hit-by-pitches between the Chicago Cubs and White Sox on Tuesday afternoon, both benches were warned. In a separate incident, reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant was ejected for the first time in his career.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Both benches have been warned after White Sox pitcher Chris Beck hit the lead off hitter, Ian Happ, the inning immediately after John Lackey hit three White Sox batters.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey is the second pitcher this year (Drew Storen) to hit 3 batters in an inning and the first to hit 4 in a game since 2015. (Josh Smith).

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

This is the kind of outing that makes Carlos Rodon a little maddening to watch. He allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks in four innings, burning through 98 pitches in the process. He's also struck out 11 -- the White Sox have recorded just one out on a ball in play so far. The last time a starter struck out 11 in four innings was Washington's Max Scherzer on June 6, according to ESPN Stats & Info. He went on to whiff 14 in seven frames. The Cubs' Jake Arrieta did it on June 5 of last season, and ended up with 12 Ks in five innings. Rodon, with that high pitch count, is done. Chris Beck is on to pitch the fifth for the White Sox.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant has been ejected from a game for the first time in his career after arguing a strike 3 call from home plate umpire Lance Barksdale. The 2-2 pitch from Carlos Rodon was clearly inside, as replays confirmed; Bryant argued the call, and as he was walking away he said enough to be ejected. Bryant left the game after going 0 for 3 with 3 strikeouts, all with runners in scoring position.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant is now hitting .232 with runners in scoring position this season after starting Tuesday's game 0 for 2 with 2 strikeouts. He's also just 7 of 15 getting a runner home from third with less than two outs. He missed on a chance in the second inning today.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras has seven home runs and 17 runs driven in this month, good for second and seventh in the NL in July. Four of his last five hits have been home runs as he belted his 16th in the first inning off White Sox starter Carlos Rondon.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hanging out with Daniel Rodriguez who he met in spring training from Advocate Children's Hospital. Contreras presented him with batting gloves, a helmet and a jersey. Plus a big hug.