CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are breaking in two new -- though veteran -- catchers during a pennant race as they'll give Rene Rivera his first start on Sunday after Alex Avila joined them at the trade deadline. With Willson Contreras going down, Joe Maddon has been impressed with the pick ups: "What our front office has done is pretty spectacular."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch new Cubs catcher Rene Rivera discuss being a Cub now.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Koji Uehara had been activated for Rob Zastryzny, who heads back to Triple-Iowa.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs catcher Rene Rivera will start on Sunday as the team sent rookie Victor Caratini to Triple A Iowa to make room for him. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Rivera is immediately the best pitch framer on the team, a skill which could come in handy on Sunday when Kyle Hendricks starts. He works the edges as well as anyone. Albert Almora Jr leads off against righty Marco Estrada who's been much tougher on lefties this season. Righties have a .366 OBP off him this year. Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward get the day off. Tommy La Stella starts at third, Jon Jay is in RF.

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Consistent Davis ties Cubs record

With Saturday's outing, Wade Davis has successfully converted all of his save attempts since joining the Cubs this year, and his 26 straight saves without a blown attempt tied a Cubs record set by Ryan Dempster over the 2005-06 seasons. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Bryant rocks out on defense (0:37)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The New York Mets announce that catcher René Rivera was awarded to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim.

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Kelly blames himself for disastrous 4-8 season (1:53)
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Baez secures the Cubs' lead with two-run dinger (0:27)
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Rizzo knocks in two runs (0:24)