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Cy Young winners meet Tuesday night

For just the third time in the past 10 years, Cy Young winners from the last two seasons will face off against each other, per Elias. Jake Arrieta had the stronger Cy Young campaign, but he enters Tuesday with a 4.36 ERA compared to Max Scherzer's 2.09.

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Cubs' pitching is heating up

After a slow start, the Cubs' starting pitching appears to be on the right track. Jake Arrieta goes for his second straight quality start on Tuesday night vs. Max Scherzer and the Nationals.

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Monday's longest home runs

Todd Frazier paced the competition with a 422-foot home run. He was followed by Elvis Andrus and Joey Gallo, who each homered in the fourth inning to give the Rangers a seven-run lead that would disappear in a 15-9 loss to the Indians.

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Cubs need to step up their game (2:23)
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Rizzo's leadoff numbers are astounding (1:05)
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Will Ferrell had himself a day at ESPN (1:04)
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Yankees edge White Sox (1:18)
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Cubs hold on to beat Nationals (1:47)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Great line by Joe Maddon after beating the Nationals on Monday while fielding the youngest starting lineup in baseball this season as several players were in Triple-A until recently: "If this is a spring training lineup we might get a call (from the league office)." In spring games teams are required to have at least four regulars start in every game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss his game against the Nationals on Monday. He made two great catches, struck out 3 times then had two late hits in the Cubs 5-4 win. His catch in foul ground was one of the best he's ever had.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss winning the first game of the series against the Nationals.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team's drama filled 5-4 win over the Nationals on Monday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Nats 5-4 behind one of their better efforts of the season -- at least until the ninth inning. It began with Willson Contreras hitting a lead off home run then continued on the mound as Eddie Butler and the Cubs relief staff got the job done over the first 8 innings. The Cubs added three in the ninth and needed every one of those runs. Hector Rondon and Wade Davis combined to give up 4 in the bottom of the inning but Davis got Zimmerman to strike out to end a heart stopping game.

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Baez makes a pair of web gems (0:43)
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Judge crushes BP homer 504 feet (0:15)