CHICAGO Teams

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

"My phone is in my back pocket if anybody has anything to say to me," Jimmy Butler said of criticism coming from Chicago -- and then gave his number.

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Free agents each Western team should sign

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Stats & Info

Wednesday's longest home runs

Salvador Perez broke away from the pack with a 451-foot two-run blast against the Tigers. The rest of the longest homers were bunched together, with Robinson Chirinos' 430-footer being his 12th in 101 at-bats this year.

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Strasburg Ks 13, Bryant hurt in Cubs' loss (1:07)
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Sky stay winless at home after loss to Fever (1:01)
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Judge's MLB-leading 27th HR gets out in a hurry (0:21)
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Renteria ejected for third time in six games (0:27)
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Wade's first MLB hit drives in a run (0:26)
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Andujar drives in two with first MLB hit (0:32)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon dismiss any sense of the Cubs feeling sorry for themselves due to injuries piling up. Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game with an ankle sprain joining a long list of walking wounded.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his outing on Wednesday where he gave up 8 runs as well as losing catcher Miguel Montero who the Cubs DFA'd.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist (wrist) will join Double-A Tennessee for a rehab stint tomorrow.,

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Mild to moderate ankle sprain for Kris Bryant. Cubs unsure about a DL stint.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 8-4 to the Nationals on Wednesday and perhaps lost MVP Kris Bryant to an ankle injury as well. Bryant stepped awkwardly on third base after catching a pop up and limped off the field while putting little weight on his right foot. The team did not provide an update during the game. Meanwhile, John Lackey gave up 3 HR's to take over the ML lead in that category as he gave up nine hits and eight runs overall. Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 giving up a Willson Contreras 2 run home run but not much else. The Cubs are .500 again at 39-39.

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Ramirez turns the table on Beltre (0:25)
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Bryant rolls ankle and leaves game (0:24)
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Rendon, Wieters hit back-to-back HRs in 2nd (0:39)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game, with the help of trainers, limping badly after stepping on third base awkwardly after catching a pop up. It appeared he twisted his right ankle after coming down on the side of the bag.