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Judge smashes a long homer, Walk-off endings on both coasts (0:45)
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Puig lifts Dodgers to 10th walk-off win (1:02)
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Puig completes comeback with walk-off double (0:38)
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Abreu takes out trash after homer (0:28)
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Darvish serves up homer on first pitch at Dodger Stadium (0:27)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his night on the mound and on the base paths. He stole his first base and was picked off as well.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon criticize an umpire call from the ninth inning of Wednesday's game against the Reds. A HBP call on Ben Zobrist was overturned and called a strike.

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Cubs win on walk-off wild pitch (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Reds 7-6 on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning with Javier Baez crossing the plate after Joe Maddon was ejected for an overturned HBP ruling on Ben Zobrist. The Cubs blew a 6-1 lead after Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in the first inning. Hector Rondon gave up two home runs while CJ Edwards gave up the game tying shot to Adam Duvall in the eighth inning. After reaching base in the first inning, Joey Vottos streak of getting on at least twice in a game was snapped at 20 straight games, one shy of tying Ted Williams record,

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon was ejected from the game in the bottom of the ninth inning after arguing with first base umpire Chris Conroy on a overturned HBP ruling. As Ben Zobrist squared to sac bunt the pitch by Wandy Peralta hit him and he was awarded first base by the home plate umpire, But Conroy ruled he offered at the ball, though replays showed Zobrist simply getting out of the way. Maddon argued vigorously on the field before being tossed.

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Lackey steals first career base (0:25)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Since striking out in 8 consecutive plate appearances, over the span of several games, Kyle Schwarber has now reached base 8 straight times via 3 singles, 3 walks and 2 HBP.

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Rizzo lifts a grand slam to give Cubs early jolt (0:28)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey stole the first base of his 15 year career on Wednesday and then moments later got picked off second base. After a two out single in the fourth inning, and with first baseman Joey Votto playing behind him, Lackey took off for second before Bailey even began to deliver the ball. The pitcher threw to second too late as Lackey slid in safely. A few moments later he got caught in no man's land and tried to scramble back to second as Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart threw down there. After a video review Lackey was called out.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo is the first cleanup hitter in baseball to hit a grand slam in the first inning this year as he homered after two singles and a walk to start the game for the Cubs. (ESPN Stats) It's his third career slam.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Joey Votto, who can tie Ted Williams on Wednesday for most consecutive games (21) reaching base at least twice.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss batting Kyle Schwarber second in the lineup on Wednesday. He starts by dismissing some recent strikeouts against lefties as Maddon takes the blame for starting him.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Koji Uehara (neck) threw a bullpen session today. He'll throw another one this weekend as he rehabs on the disabled list.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has moved Kyle Schwarber up to second in the lineup while Ben Zobrist will lead off on Wednesday against the Reds. Schwarber broke a string of 8 consecutive strikeouts recently but has reached base since then several times including as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning last night when he singled. Ian Happ is in center with Alex Avila behind the plate.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard on Wednesday: "It's good to be back out there with my pads on, with my teammates again." -- Bears running back Jeremy Langford who returned to practice for first time since spraining an ankle during a walk-through early in camp.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Wednesday's injury report: Bears receiver Markus Wheaton underwent surgery on his broken left pinkie finger, coach John Fox said. Cornerback Prince Amukamara did not practice because of a strained hamstring. Kyle Long missed practice because of a doctor's appointment.