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Schwarber crushes homer to right (0:30)
Garcia preserves shutout with home-run robbery (0:30)
Garcia takes King Felix deep (0:24)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez react to being kicked out of Saturday nights game after getting upset on a checked swing, strike 3 call.

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Hader warmly received by Brewers fans in return

In his first appearance in a game since the emergence of his controversial tweets, Josh Hader was received warmly, with cheers and applause, by Brewers fans. "It means a lot," he said after Milwaukee's 4-2 win.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Carpenter hit his 25th home run of the season, coming off the bench tonight. It's his 6th straight game hitting a home run, including one in Game 1 of the doubleheader this afternoon after hitting 3 on Friday. The homers in 6 straight are a Cards single season franchise record (Elias) while Carpenter's last 12 hits have all gone for extra bases, also a franchise record for the modern era (1900).

Baez, Maddon ejected in fifth inning (1:14)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez and Joe Maddon were kicked out of the game after Baez got upset with home plate umpire Will Little on a check swing strike 3 call to end the fifth inning with two men on base and the Cubs tailing 1-0. Baez wanted Little to ask for help from the first base umpire but he was denied as Little did not hesitate on the call. Maddon came out to argue and was subsequently tossed as well. It's the first ejection for Baez in his career.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs lefty Drew Smyly (Tommy John) will throw a simulated game on Sunday then probably one more next week before heading out to the minors on a rehab assignment. He's expected to join the bullpen in August but the Cubs haven't ruled out a start for him if its needed as he's able.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss his perfect day at the plate and his amazement at seeing Javy Baez play defense.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Four ground ball outs, a called third strike and a pop up for Jesse Chavez in his debut for the Cubs as he goes 6 up and down in the team's 7-2 win in Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Cardinals.

La Stella's 2-run single extends Cubs' lead (0:18)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

With his lead off triple today, Anthony Rizzo is hitting .588 with a .667 OBP when he leads off a game for the Cubs in his career (top or bottom of the first). He's slugging 1.529 with a 2.196 OPS.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jesse Chavez discuss joining the Cubs, making it the 9th MLB team of his career.