CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Including one today, Cubs relievers have allowed 41.1 percent of inherited runners to score in June, sixth most in the NL. It comes one month after allowing just 19 percent, which was fourth best in the league at that time. Brian Duensing allowed Joey Votto to score today after a 2 out walk in the third inning and then allowed 5 more runs, which were charged to him.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

One inning after the Cubs gave up six runs, bench coach Brandon Hyde was ejected after arguing with home plate umpire Greg Gibson while Willson Contreras was in the batter's box. After the ejection, manager Joe Maddon had a lengthy conversation with Gibson but he remained in the game. It's unclear what started the argument.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hit a grand slam off Cubs reliever Brian Duensing in the third inning, part of a six run frame for Cincinnati. It was his first career home run and first grand slam by a Reds pitcher since Bob Purkey in 1959, also against the Cubs.

Anderson hits a 3-run HR for his birthday (0:25)
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Ex-Bear Barton indicted for assaulting deputy

A former Chicago Bears and Ohio State University football player who authorities say was ordered to leave a bar because he was intoxicated and stumbling has been indicted for allegedly slamming an Ohio sheriff's deputy arm with a van door.

Anderson tattoos ball into the stands (0:26)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the Cubs second consecutive loss to the Reds on Friday. He went 0 for 4 with 3 k's.

Schwarber smashes 15th homer (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs righty Yu Darvish (triceps) is getting closer to returning after another bullpen session on Friday, according to manager Joe Maddon: "Yu did really well today. We'll wait until tomorrow then plan the next step. The next step could be he goes out and pitches a minor league situation. If he comes in and feels great (Saturday), we'll let you know where the next step is going to occur."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs activated Brian Duensing from the bereavement list on Thursday while optioning Justin Hancock to Triple A-Iowa.

Gar Forman, Bulls GM

David Kaplan and Eddie Olczyk talk with Bulls GM Gar Forman about Wendell Carter, Chandler Hutchison and the direction of the organization.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, a 1996 alum of Northwestern Univ.'s McCormick School of Engineering, is to be back in Evanston Saturday morning to deliver its convocation address at Ryan Field, his alma mater's football stadium.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola's Donte Ingram has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bulls, per ESPN sources.

A conversation with Wendell Carter Jr's parents (3:01)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his outing where he walked three in his final inning, including one with the bases loaded, in the Cubs 6-2 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday.