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Bulldogs excited for big matchup vs. ND (1:31)
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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)
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BBTN: Can the Cubs withstand another injury?

Before conversations with Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and Royals Dir. of Pro Scouting Gene Watson, Pedro Gomez chats with Bob Nightengale about the Cubs facing another injury, the NL wild-card race, the phenomenal job done by Mike Scioscia this season and more.

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Lester's injury threatening Cubs' World Series run? (0:48)
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Pair of Braves highlight Thursday's longest HRs

Ian Happ may have hit a 443-foot home run, but the rookie was overshadowed by Freddie Freeman and Ender Inciarte, who each hit home runs more than 430 feet in the Braves' 10-4 win against the Rockies.

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Today is the first time the Cubs have lost a game when scoring at least 10 runs since May 28, 2006 against the Braves (snaps 107-game winning streak). It's also the first time they've lost a game in which they hit 6 HR since May 17, 1979 (lost 23-22 to the Phillies).

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Ervin puts Reds back on top with 2-run HR (0:28)
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Cubs go back-to-back-to-back against Reds (0:30)
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Votto hits 3-run HR in big 2nd inning for Reds (0:31)
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Purdue, Notre Dame add 4 future games

Longtime rivals Purdue and Notre Dame had already agreed to two future games but have added four more future games to the schedule. The schools will alternate games at Notre Dame Stadium (2021, 2025, and 2027) and Ross-Ade Stadium (2024, 2026, and 2028).