CHICAGO Teams

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Cubs manager Joe Maddon recapping a long, long evening at Wrigley Field.

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Monday a night of walk-off wins around MLB (0:46)
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Cubs top Pirates for wild win in 13 innings (0:56)
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Montero's single gives Cubs walk-off win in 13th (0:31)

Adam Amin ESPN College Football 

Miguel Montero comes on for a pinch-hit, game-winning single. #Cubs come back to beat the #Pirates 8-7 in 13. That one will hurt Pittsburgh.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Jorge Soler goes opposite field off Pirates closer Tony Watson and we are tied at 6.

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Saltalamacchia's two-run blast wins game for Tigers (0:35)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

One line from Theo Epstein's pregame chat in the Cubs' dugout, in response to a question about whether there is any hope for a Kyle Schwarber return this season: "No, he can't play this year." Okay, then.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Tarp is coming off at Wrigley Field, about an hour before game time. No announcement of a delay so we should be ready for an on-time first pitch.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Saw John Lackey headed out of the clubhouse to throw a side session during pregame access, but no word on how it went as Cubs manager Joe Maddon hadn't spoken to him before meeting with the media. We'll update that after the game. Suspicion here is that he "got after it".

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Want to know Cubs manager Joe Maddon's philosophy on the rust-or-rest dichotomy when making out his lineups this time of the year? Can't say whether it holds up syllogistically, but here it is.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Theo Epstein talking about what's happening with the Cubs' roster with Sept. 1 roster expansion looming this week.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Rest day for Addison Russell, who is 1 for 17 over his last four games. Javier Baez will start at short for the Cubs tonight against the Pirates.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The skies over Wrigley Field have darkened and the grounds crew has brought out the tarp with rain in the area. You may also be to spot the wear and tear out in center field from the concerts held at the ballpark while the Cubs were on the road.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas did not release a depth chart and did not name a starting quarterback today. Charlie Strong says he's trying to give Notre Dame as little info as possible. We'll see if that extra secrecy pays off on Sunday night.