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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks gave up his fifth home run of the year as Hanley Ramirez homered in the first inning on Sunday. Last season Hendricks didn't give up hid fifth until June 13. The first inning shot by Ramirez was the 9th long ball this season given up in the first inning by a Cubs starter, raising their team ERA in the first to 9.75. The HR's and ERA are the worst in baseball in the first inning.

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Ramirez hits one out of Fenway (0:28)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the first month of the season for the defending champs. They'll either end it 14-10 or 13-11, either way, Maddon likes what he's seen.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist and Justin Grimm sign autographs before the Cubs finale against the Red Sox.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Temperatures will be about 40 degrees colder than yesterday for tonight's rubber game between the Cubs and Red Sox. Joe Maddon made one change from Saturday's lineup inserting Willson Contreras for Miguel Montero as Kyle Hendricks looks to build off his last start, a solid effort in Pittsburgh after a shaky beginning.

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Todd Frazier's solo home run Sunday was his third of the season and his second in three days at Comerica Park.

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Iglesias' 3 RBI power Tigers to win (0:23)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike White, Brad Underwood, Chris Holtmann, Virginia, UConn, Georgia Tech and three Villanova assistants watching ESPN 60 Elijah Weaver.

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Theo never thought he'd be rooting against Red Sox (3:12)
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Trubisky to avoid to the 'Mitch' curse? (1:06)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me Illinois linebacker Hardy Nickerson, Jr. is signing with the Bengals. Son of former Bucs great Hardy Nickerson. Reports of him signing with the Rams are false.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern sitting three-deep, led by Chris Collins, for ESPN 60 Cormac Ryan. Yale and Villanova with two assistants apiece.

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Cubs C Miguel Montero went deep to lead off the seventh inning during Saturday's 7-4 win vs. the Red Sox. The homer was his longest since June 9, 2012.

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Head-scratching picks of NFL draft (1:00)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Miguel Montero on his approach against knuckle ball pitcher Steve Wright: "I told the umpire I'm going to close my eyes and swing hard in case I hit it." It worked. Montero tied Saturday's game with a solo HR off Wright in the 7th.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss shaking off frustration to produce the game winning RBI in the Cubs 7-4 win over the Red Sox on Saturday.

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Cubs rally to top Red Sox (1:08)