CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears coach John Fox tries on a pair of solar eclipse glasses after Monday's practice.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo was named NL player of the week after hitting .429 with two home runs and 13 RBI's. He slugged .750 last week helping him earn his second career player of the week honors and first since July, 2014. Its the second such honor for a Cub this season following Willson Contreras. Rizzo will be awarded a watch in recognition of the award.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

No sign of Bears defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard, who suffered an injury vs. Arizona. Bullard had a great preseason game before he got hurt.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long (75) is back at practice on Monday. Long hasn't played in the preseason yet because of his right ankle.

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Jed Hoyer Cubs VP GM

David Kaplan and Jordan Cornette talk with Cubs VP GM Jed Hoyer about Javy Baez's recent play, Kyle Schwarber, an update on Jon Lester and the solar eclipse.

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Pillar knows no bounds when it comes to catching a ball (0:52)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are the first team this season to win a game after trailing by multiple runs in extra innings, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Teams were 0-50 in those situations before Sunday. The Cubs were down 5-3 in the tenth before winning 6-5 on a walk off hit by Alex Avila.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher Alex Avila discuss his game winning hit and throwing miscue in the Cubs 6-5 loss to the Jays on Sunday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs exciting 6-5 win over the Jays on Sunday.

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Cubs walk off on Avila's single (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs swept the Jays behind a wild 6-5 win on Sunday in 10 innings. Alex Avila delivered a 2 run single with the bases loaded in the tenth, part of a three run inning after the Jays scored twice in the top of the tenth. It was the first runs the Cubs scored since a 3 run double by Albert Almora Jr in the third inning. The tenth was aided by two Cubs reaching via dropped third strikes, one after the Jays catcher forgot to throw to first base. Miguel Montero homered to tie the game in the sixth and Just Wilson walked two more hitters, including one with the bases loaded in the tenth but the Cubs offense overcame.

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Pillar leaps into ivy for great catch (0:33)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Miguel Montero has caught 41 of Kyle Hendricks' outings, the most of any catcher, so maybe the former Cub had a good idea what to see today. He's doubled and homered off Hendricks, the latter hit tied the game in the sixth inning.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are breaking in two new -- though veteran -- catchers during a pennant race as they'll give Rene Rivera his first start on Sunday after Alex Avila joined them at the trade deadline. With Willson Contreras going down, Joe Maddon has been impressed with the pick ups: "What our front office has done is pretty spectacular."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch new Cubs catcher Rene Rivera discuss being a Cub now.