CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs final attendance for 2016 is their third highest ever: 3,232,430.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals are 0 for 4 with men in scoring position off Jon Lester so far dropping his batting average against in that category since the all star break to .078. He's only used 78 pitches to get through 6 innings and meads 2-0.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Alshon Jeffery fantasy owners have to hope for the Bears to take some shots during the second half. Jeffery has only one catch for 22 yards (on one target). With Chicago down 24-3, it's time for Brian Hoyer test the top of the secondary. The Bears need to generate some explosive plays in this one.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are evaluating safety Harold Jones-Quartey for a concussion.

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ROSS HOMER PUTS CUBS IN FRONT

David Ross smacks a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving the Cubs a 1-0 lead over the Cardinals.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys offensive line is putting on a clinic up front. Can run inside zone all night. Lot of daylight there for RBs Ezekiel Elliott and Alfred Morris. Cowboys up 24-3 late in the second quarter after Morris' touchdown run.

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Ross breaks scoreless game with HR (0:31)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Ross' curtain call

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

So far David Ross has two standing ovations and a curtain call as he plays his last reg season game at Wrigley Field. He just homered to put the Cubs up 1-0.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott set up the Cowboys TD off a pick route to WR Cole Beasley. With Beasley coming in motion, Bears CB Jacoby Glenn went under the pick. That created immediate separation and put Glenn in a trail position -- chasing the play. You want to see DBs work over the top of the pick to stay on top of the route...Cowboys already up 17-0 in the second quarter.

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

David Ross hit .214 in 2013, .184 in 2014, .176 last season. He didn't really deserve to be brought back on anything other than his value as a good clubhouse guy (and serving as Jon Lester's personal catcher). But he's responded with a good year at the plate with a 107 OPS+. Just another thing that's gone perfect for the Cubs this year.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs fans recognized David Ross with a standing ovation when he came to bat in the second inning knowing it's his last reg season game at Wrigley Field though there's a good chance he catches Game 1 of the postseason here on Oct. 7.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears safety Adrian Amos just lit up Cowboys WR Cole Beasley on an underneath crossing route. It was a clean, physical hit. Drive downhill and attack the "strike zone" of the ball carrier.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs had a moment of silence for Jose Fernandez and have the number 16 on the manual scoreboard next to Miami to honor him.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wrigley Field

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

2016 4th round pick Nick Kwiatkoski will start at inside linebacker in place of Danny Trevathan, who underwent thumb surgery this week. Kwiatkoski was inactive the first two weeks after he battled a hamstring injury all of training camp.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

With Jay Cutler inactive, Bears enter play tonight with two healthy quarterbacks, starter Brian Hoyer and backup Matt Barkley. Wide receiver Cameron Meredith is the likely emergency QB if it reaches that point.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears inactives vs. Cowboys: CB Bryce Callahan, RB Ka'Deem Carey, QB Jay Cutler, CB Kyle Fuller, NT Eddie Goldman, C Eric Kush and linebacker Danny Trevathan. As expected, WR Alshon Jeffery (questionable) is active and expected to start.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

This is how the Cubs rotation sets up -- tentatively -- starting Monday in Pittsburgh for truly a spring training week. The games will have no meaning in the standings for them: Hendricks, Lackey, Arrieta, bullpen day starting with Rob Zastryzny then Hammel, Lester, Hendricks for the final 3 games in Cincinnati. Things could change based on who needs work etc.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Jose Fernandez.

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Carlos Rodon fans 11 Indians' batters (0:27)

Lineup: Cubs (98-56) vs. Cardinals (81-73)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, LF (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Javier Baez, 3B (R)
  • 8. David Ross, C (R)
  • 9. Jon Lester, LHP
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch S. Florida native Anthony Rizzo discuss the passing of Jose Fernandez.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch more of Miguel Montero talk about Jose Fernandez. Montero said Fernandez broke several of his bats when the Cubs catcher faced him. He told Fernandez he was sending him the bill.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Miguel Montero discuss the passing of pitcher Jose Fernandez.