CHICAGO Teams

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss his hot second half and appreciating being on the verge of making the playoffs his first three years in the big leagues.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss the Cubs on the verge of clinching.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"To a degree [his statistics are deceiving]. In the first game, we dropped him a lot. They were throwing the ball very quick, so we wanted him in coverage. That happened some, a fair amount, this past week, also. So I do think it's more a product of the games we've played so far. I do think he can rush better with his opportunities that he has had, but I don't see it as an epidemic yet.” -- Bears DC Vic Fangio on Leonard Floyd.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Little things have surprised me in the best way. He's been a fantastic teammate for us. I think he really feels comfortable here. He has a position of leadership and he's made the most of it. He's a guy who people enjoy being around, enjoy talking to, enjoy being with outside the facility. I think that's been the most - surprising isn't the right word, I would say inspiring to watch him go about his business and to be the kind of teammate he's been so far." -- Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on teammate Martellus Bennett, who used to play for the Bears.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez and Addison Russell are both not in the starting lineup for the Cubs as Mike Freeman will play SS while Ben Zobrist is at 2nd. Baez took a foul ball off the knee last night but the ailment wasn't considered serious. It's still sore, according to the Cubs. Russell has a scheduled day off after playing 3 straight days. Meanwhile Kyle Schwarber returns to the lineup one HR shy of 30. Zobrist leads off as Jon Jay takes a break. A win or Brewers loss and the Cubs win the division.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Thursday night will be Bears QB Mike Glennon's first trip to Lambeau Field.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of the day, as a quarterback, you are judged on wins and losses" -- Bears quarterback Mike Glennon (1-2) on the next step he can take on offense.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DC Vic Fangio confirms that safety Adrian Amos will start in place of the injured Quintin Demps (forearm).

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on Aaron Rodgers: "He throws most balls better than most quarterbacks."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears OC Dowell Loggains won't answer a direct question about whether he needs to worry about Jordan Howard's shoulder injury on the short week.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears OC Dowell Loggains still supports QB Mike Glennon. Loggains says Glennon should have been 19-of-22 last Sunday if not for four drops.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears will not say whether safety Quintin Demp's fractured left forearm will require surgery.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"We're not firing him," Bears coach John Fox in response to CB Marcus Cooper's mistake during Sunday's blocked FG return.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox cites Aaron Rodger's ability to extend plays as one of the QBs greatest strengths.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox is speaking to reporters before Tuesday's practice. So no updates on injuries.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers reach 100 wins for the first time since 1974. The Cubs are one win away from the NL Central title. The Rockies fail to increase their lead on the Brewers and Rockies. The magic number update: Cubs 1; Twins 2 (to clinch wild card); Red Sox 3 (to clinch AL East); Rockies 5 (to clinch wild card); Dodgers 2 (to clinch No. 1 seed in NL); Indians 5 (to clinch No. 1 seed in AL).

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Russell: 'You don't get in front of a man and his nachos' (0:40)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester, on Nacho Man: "A guy (A.Russell) fell into him and got nacho cheese on his arm and now he's taking pictures and signing autographs so I guess that shows you where our society is at right now with all that stuff."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javier Baez discuss taking a foul ball off his knee. He says he thinks can play tomorrow.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his improved outing on Monday.