CHICAGO Teams

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.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Koji Uehara had been activated for Rob Zastryzny, who heads back to Triple-Iowa.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs catcher Rene Rivera will start on Sunday as the team sent rookie Victor Caratini to Triple A Iowa to make room for him. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Rivera is immediately the best pitch framer on the team, a skill which could come in handy on Sunday when Kyle Hendricks starts. He works the edges as well as anyone. Albert Almora Jr leads off against righty Marco Estrada who's been much tougher on lefties this season. Righties have a .366 OBP off him this year. Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward get the day off. Tommy La Stella starts at third, Jon Jay is in RF.

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Consistent Davis ties Cubs record

With Saturday's outing, Wade Davis has successfully converted all of his save attempts since joining the Cubs this year, and his 26 straight saves without a blown attempt tied a Cubs record set by Ryan Dempster over the 2005-06 seasons. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Different uniform, but Aguayo still misses (0:15)
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Trubisky finds Cunningham for easy touchdown (0:21)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears stave off Arizona for a 24-23 victory, but the story is again the quarterbacks. Mike Glennon was so-so; completing 13-for-18 pass attempts for 89 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Rookie Mitchell Trubisky, who entered the game late third quarter, finished the night 6-for-8 for 60 yards and one touchdown. Overall, the Bears played better on both sides of the ball, especially on defense.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears receiver Daniel Braverman can't handle a short kickoff. Arizona recovers. That's a bad mistake for a guy on the bubble.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Trubisky rolls right and finds Benny Cunningham for a short touchdown reception. The Bears definitely like to call plays that allow Trubisky to move outside of the pocket. Trubisky is now 6-for-8 for 60 yards and one touchdown.

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Mathieu picks off Glennon (0:40)
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Thompson returns missed FG for 109-yard TD (0:40)
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Palmer throws TD on fourth-and-goal (0:20)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

After two series, Mitchell Trubisky is 4-for-6 with 37 yards. Trubisky was lucky to avoid an interception on the ball he forced to Titus Davis. No reason to make that throw.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Trubisky with a near interception on a ball he forced to Titus Davis. Trubisky hit an Arizona defender in the chest but he dropped it.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Roberto Aguayo just had an ugly miss from 49 yards. At this rate, Aguayo may not last much longer in Chicago.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky was sacked on third down killing a promising drive. Trubisky went 3-for-4 for 24 yards after replacing Mark Sanchez late in the third quarter, but the pass protection was shaky.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Trubisky completes his first pass to undrafted rookie Tanner Gentry for an 8-yard completion.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky enters the game late in the third quarter. What can Trubisky do for an encore after Week 1 of the preseason?

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Sorry, Mitchell Trubisky fans. Veteran Mark Sanchez is the next quarterback to enter the game for the Bears.