CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears have their first OTA practice of the offseason on Monday, but several notable players are not expected to participate, including guard Kyle Long (ankle), linebacker Danny Trevathan (knee) and defensive lineman Jaye Howard (hip). Practice is open to the media on Tuesday where new quarterback Mike Glennon is supposed to meet with reporters for the first time since the Bears drafted Mitchell Trubisky second overall.

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Sunday marked only the second time since 1955 that a pair of Cubs went 3-for-3 or better with multiple RBIs in the same game. Kris Bryant (3-for-3, two homers, two RBIs) and Willson Contreras (3-for-3, three RBIs) managed the feat after Andre Dawson (5-for-5, two RBIs) and Dave Martinez (3-for-3, three RBIs) did so in 1987 (Elias Sports Bureau).

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Mike Napoli's 452-foot home run was not only the deciding run in the Rangers' win, but it was comfortably the longest hit on Sunday. Mitch Moreland, Brandon Moss and a pair of Cubs players round out the list, with Kris Bryant making his second top-five appearance in four days.

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Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is the first player to have 2 home runs and be hit by 2 pitches in the same game since Justin Ruggiano in 2013. He's the first to do so in a game in which he was perfect at the plate since Barry Bonds in 1991.

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Reigning MVPs Mike Trout and Kris Bryant are both outperforming themselves, overall, from the first two months of last season, but Trout's numbers are outshining Bryant so far.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Cubs manager Joe Maddon offering his overview of Chicago's win over Milwaukee on Sunday.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Cubs starter Jake Arrieta talking about his outing on Sunday during a 13-6 win over the Brewers. Arrieta was stretched out to 111 pitches over his six innings, 10 more than he's thrown in any other game this season.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs flexed their defending champion muscle at the plate and on the hill Sunday, battering the first-place Brewers 13-6 at Wrigley Field. Kris Bryant reached base five times, scored four runs and homered twice for his ninth career multi-homer game. Meanwhile, things keep trending in the right direction for Jake Arrieta, who went six innings with six strikeouts. The only run he allowed was unearned. Milwaukee lost first baseman Eric Thames during the game because of leg cramping.

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Michele Steele ESPN Reporter 

While Fencik was racking up interceptions as a former all-pro safety, he did what a lot of players did in the off season. Got a job:

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Bryant goes deep twice in Cubs' win (0:51)

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Kris Bryant registered the ninth multi-homer game of his career on Sunday during the Cubs' matchup against the Brewers.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Brewers first baseman Eric Thames left today's game against the Cubs with leg cramping. During his last plate appearance, he grounded out to first on a flip from Anthony Rizzo to pitcher Jake Arrieta. It's unclear if the problem occurred while Thames was trying to leg that one out. Jesus Aguilar is now in the game as his replacement. Chicago leads the Brewers 6-1 behind three homers, including two from defending NL MVP Kris Bryant. It's Bryant's ninth career multi-homer game.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Brewers weren't happy about Saturday's rainout against the Cubs. The game was called a couple of hours before first pitch, but then the rain stopped and stayed away all through a pleasant afternoon. "They told us that their weather forecast indicated our game was not going to be able to be played," Brewers GM David Stearns said. "Our weather forecast did not indicate that. Ultimately, it's the Cubs' call." The game will be made up on July 6. It's all fun and games for a budding rivalry, and provided a chance for Milwaukee's Craig Counsell to offer up the walk-off quote of the day, "It was the first time for us that we've had players treated for sunburn after a rainout."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Milwaukee Brewers will welcome Ryan Braun back from the disabled list for today's game at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. Braun has been out since May 10 with a calf strain. His injury apparently did not torpedo the Brewers' offense: Milwaukee has gone 7-2 in his absence. It's always a plus for the Brewers to have Braun in the lineup at Wrigley. He's got a .965 career OPS here in 68 games with 13 homers. No wonder Cubs fans boo him aggressively every time he comes to the plate. Milwaukee sent down pitcher Tyler Cravy to make room for Braun on the 25-man roster.