CHICAGO Teams

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Another step in the Bulls rebuild. Will they be able to live up to the potential over time?

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Gar mentions Carter's "developing post game," as one of his attributes. That was an area Markkanen really struggled last season. It will be interesting to see how Hoiberg uses both in and out of the post.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls introduce Carter and Hutchison to the media.

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Cubs swept by Reds as bullpen falters again

Reliever Pedro Strop called the Cubs' fourth straight loss to the last-place Reds "a tough one to swallow" after a move to the bullpen once again backfired. Cincinnati's four-game sweep was its first against the Cubs since 1983.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon took a ‘gotta move on' approach after the Cubs got swept by the Reds. He and the coaches will wear bib overalls from shinesty.com on the long flight to L.A. His is an American flag overall: "This was pre-planned. You still eat. You still sleep. You still pet your puppy and move on."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs announced 2012, 2nd round pick, Duane Underwood, will make his ML debut on Monday at Dodgers Stadium. Underwood is 3-7 with a 4.27 ERA at Triple-A Iowa. The righty has a career 3.79 minor league ERA.

Moncada's bases-clearing double puts White Sox ahead (0:24)
White Sox extend lead with 3 HRs in 6th inning (1:07)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss where his team goes from here after getting swept by the Reds. One place they're going is L.A. where the coaches will wear bib overalls on the flight.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs got swept by the Reds in a 4 game series for the first time since April, 1983. They were outscored 31-12 over the course of the four games.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitching melted in the seventh inning, giving up 7 runs to the Reds. Two inherited runners scored when Pedro Strop served up a 3 run homer to Jesse Winker. It was the 15th and 16th inherited runners to score off the Cubs in June after they allowed just 19 percent of them to cross the plate in May. That percentage is now 43.2 percent this month with a week to play. Strop went on to give up four of his own runs as the Cubs are staring at a sweep at the hands of the last place team in the division.

Rizzo's 2-run blast extends Chicago's lead (0:27)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss his sore left shoulder which is keeping him out of the lineup.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish (triceps) is headed out from Cincinnati to make a rehab start with South Bend (Class A) on Monday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs moves: Tyler Chatwood has left the team to be with his wife who's in labor. Mike Montgomery will start today. Kris Bryant has a sore left shoulder and is day to day. He won't play Sunday. The Cubs have optioned Luke Farrell and DL'd Rob Zastryzny (back) replacing them with Justin Hancock and Cory Mazzoni. The Bryant injury is described as wear and tear on the shoulder.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs admit they have to play better baseball but gave credit to the Reds for taking the first three games of the series this weekend. Cincinnati is now 28-30 under interim manager Jim Riggleman, after starting the season 3-15. Joe Maddon was asked about losing 3 straight to a last place team: “We went 0-6 on a road trip last year. It's called baseball. It's under the category of baseball but while you're saying that don't denigrate Cincinnati. This is an improved ball club and their pitching is way improved.” The Cubs have scored a total of 7 runs in the first three games, in a ballpark they usually put up big numbers in.