CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs announced their rotation for their weekend series against the Brewers. Jake Arrieta will return from his hamstring injury on Thursday followed by John Lackey for Friday's game, Kyle Hendricks on Saturday and then Jose Quintana in the finale on Sunday. Going into Wednesday night's action the Cubs lead the Brewers by 3.5 games.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Mike Glennon says he's not looking over his shoulder at Mitchell Trubisky.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are definitely pumping up the expected return of WR Markus Wheaton, who hasn't practiced much since camp opened on July 26. Wheaton averaged 17.0 yards per catch for the Steelers in 2015.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Mike Glennon: "Part of the NFL is moving on [from a bad game]. It's a week-to-week league."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Mitchell Trubisky going to get any 1st team reps at practice? "Mike Glennon is the starter," Bears OC Dowell Loggains shot back.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains on running back Jordan Howard: "I haven't lost any faith in him." Howard is averaging 2.7 yards per carry in 2017.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Why does John Fox think QB Mike Glennon will bounce back on Sunday? "He's a competitor," Fox said.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox believes guard Kyle Long can still play at an elite level -- even though Long has been out since last year. Long may return from his ankle injury to face the Steelers Sunday at Soldier Field.

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Tuesday's longest home runs

It was a tight race at the top, with Kyle Schwarber's laser to right-center narrowly edging out Hunter Pence and Justin Upton. Oakland's Matt Chapman and Tampa Bay's Brad Miller round out the group.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

John Fox will not provide any real update on guard Josh Sitton, who left the Tampa game with a rib injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox says the team is still evaluating ILB Nick Kwiatkoski's pectoral injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"He's got a very good ability of using his hands. When you're trying to stretch the field, you've gotta have some little techniques to help you get open because DBs can run as much as receivers can. So you gotta be able to use your hands to swim, kinda, get some swiping, get the hands off, I thought that he really had some good technique when it came to the deep ball and getting away from DBs." -- Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on former teammate Bears WR Markus Wheaton, who has been inactive for both games.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"I thought he was a tremendous athlete. I thought he could throw the ball. I thought when he got out of the pocket and made throws on the run, his improvising. I got to watch some of his college tape. Just really impressed with the athleticism. The ease of throwing the ball; it just looked easy to him when he was on the run, when it wasn't supposed to be super easy. So I thought that those were the most impressive things that I got to see; obviously not sitting in a meeting room and knowing his smarts or things like that, but just the athleticism." -- Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on working out pre-draft with Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the video montage the Rays played for him and the fan reaction in his return to Tampa/St.Pete on Tuesday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Mike Montgomery discuss getting a start after being told he would be in the bullpen. He gave up one hit over 6 innings in the Cubs 2-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday.

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Cubs extend win streak to seven (1:04)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Rays 2-1 behind a solid pitching performance by Mike Montgomery and three relievers including Wade Davis who pitched in his fourth consecutive game while earning his 32nd save in 32 tries. He struck out the side in the ninth in front of a heavily pro-Cubs crowd. Kyle Schwarber's second inning HR and Javier Baez' RBI double in the fifth were enough offense thanks mostly to Montgomery who threw a one hitter without walking anyone over six innings. Brad Miller took him deep to break up the no-no but the Cubs got the victory and reduced their magic number to win the division to just nine with 12 games remaining.