CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs finally had a starting pitcher make it into the 7th inning this season, becoming the last team in baseball to accomplish that feat. Tyler Chatwood was pulled after 6+ so technically they still haven't had a pitcher throw more than 6 innings but at least he got there. Cubs starters have averaged 5 innings per start this season before Tuesday's game against the Indians.

Happ has himself a day, homers to left (0:25)
Schwarber goes yard twice vs. Indians (0:44)
Prospect Profile: Godwin Igwebuike (0:35)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber likes Cleveland. He made his ML debut here in 2015 and famously helped the Cubs win the World Series in 2016 after returning from a season long knee injury. He's gone deep twice tonight in the Cubs return to this park for the first time since Game 7. His first home run had en exit velocity of 117.1, the fastest for a Cubs since Statcast began tracking and the fifth highest in baseball this season. His second home run was a towering shot out to right. Schwarber has never had a 3 home run game. His batting average after the long balls is now .317.

Haniger RBI single gets Mariners on the board (0:16)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant will sit out Tuesdays game after getting hit in the helmet by a pitch on Sunday in Colorado. He took batting practice in Cleveland on Tuesday and the Cubs determined he needed another day, though he passed all concussion related tests. Tommy La Stella will play third base in his place.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss returning to Clev for the first time since the Cubs won the World Series.

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Bears doctors' input key in letting Meredith go

Bears GM Ryan Pace hinted Tuesday that Cameron Meredith's serious knee injury, suffered last preseason, was the overriding factor in Chicago's decision not to match the Saints' offer sheet for the wide receiver.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell is doing better after having an allergic reaction to shellfish which was mislabeled in the Rockies visiting clubhouse on Sunday. Many players thought it was like orange chicken. Russell went to the hospital for an IV and immediately felt better.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The White Sox have placed RF Avisail Garcia on the DL because of the hamstring injury he suffered when trying to beat out a grounder during Monday's game. In his place, Chicago has called up OF/1B Daniel Palka from Triple-A Charlotte. Palka, 26, was a waiver claim from the Twins last fall who will be making his big league debut. In any event, White Sox fans will probably look at his name and read it as "Not Eloy Jimenez." But the lefty-hitting Palka was off to a good start for Charlotte, so we'll see what he can do in The Show.

Cubs return to Cleveland, where World Series curse ended (2:17)
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Hester doesn't want NFL to get rid of kickoffs

Devin Hester, who retired Monday with the Bears, scored a record 20 touchdowns on returns during his career. He doesn't want to see the NFL do away with the kickoff, saying "taking that out of the game is big."

Dog wants fry, can't get it (0:19)
Moncada finishes a single shy of cycle (1:08)
Abreu drills a pair of homers (0:51)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox OF Avisail Garcia is coming out of the game against Seattle with a leg injury. He was trying to run out an infield hit and pulled up about 15 feet from the first place bag. He had to be helped off the field.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The White Sox were outscored 27-2 during a three-game series this weekend against the Astros. Tonight in the first game of a three-game set against the Mariners, Chicago already has three runs on the board with one out in the first. Think the Sox were happy to see Houston leave town?

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the teams that ailing White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar used to play for — the Seattle Mariners — begin a series tonight in Chicago against Farquhar's White Sox. This Farquhar/Mariners Jersey is hanging in Seattle's dugout at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox starter James Shields shares his thoughts regarding today's update about Danny Farquhar.