CHICAGO Teams

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss his 3 run double in the Cubs 8-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss pitching the Cubs back into first place, where he expects his team to stay.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the White Sox 8-3 behind a strong outing by Jake Arrieta who gave up just two hits. The big blow in the game was a 3 run double by Anthony Rizzo during a long fifth inning when the Cubs scored 4 times. Rizzo had 4 RBI's on the night. Later, Addison Russell homered and the Cubs drew 8 walks to wear down White Sox pitching. The win, combined with a Milwaukee loss, vaulted the Cubs into sole possession of first place.

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Moncada gets silent treatment after his first MLB homer (0:35)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta gave up his first hit of the game with 1 out in the fifth as Omar Narvaez hit a ground rule double to right center.

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Rizzo clears the bases with a double (0:43)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta has faced 12 batters and given up just a walk through 4 innings as that was eliminated by a double play. He has three strikeouts on 48 pitches.

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Schwarber's rope opens scoring (0:26)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

José Quintana tips his cap as the White Sox welcome him back to the South Side for the first time since being traded to the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon signs autographs before the Cubs play the Sox.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss a reported confrontation with John Lackey in the dugout during Tuesday's game. He wasn't pleased with having to address it.

ESPN Stats & Info

Can Zeke keep it up?

Ezekiel Elliott's 48 carries last season put him in the top ranks of rookies over the last 15 years. The only player ahead of Elliott is the Cowboys' third-string running back, Alfred Morris.

ESPN Stats & Info

Arrieta, Shields on opposite ends of spectrum

After a rough start to the year, Jake Arrieta's had a strong July. Meanwhile, James Shields has struggled.

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Is there a QB competition in Chicago? (1:04)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Anderson was 2-2 with a 8.18 ERA for the Cubs before going down with a back injury. He gave up 34 hits in 22 innings after the Cubs signed him to a 1 year deal to be their fifth starter. He didn't work out as Anderson was DFA'd on Wednesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have designated lefty pitcher Brett Anderson for assignment after activating him from the DL, per the team.

ESPN Stats and Information  

There are now 43 days until the NFL season. Jordan Howard had 43 rushes of at least 10 yards in his rookie year for the Bears last season, despite carrying the ball just 12 times total over the team's first 3 games. Just 2 rookies in the last 15 seasons have had more 10-yard carries than Howard did.