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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Rob Zastryzny discuss his move to the bullpen after throwing 3.2 innings of one hit ball on Saturday against the Dodgers.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday including his decision to bunt Ben Zobrist in the first inning with 2 on and no outs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon says he called for the first inning bunt by Ben Zobrist though he was looking to catch the Dodgers off guard so was hoping it was a bunt for a hit situation. It turned out to be the first sac bunt by a cleanup hitter in the first inning all season.

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Watch Jason Hammel discuss being pulled in the third inning of Saturday's (1:19)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jason Hammel discuss being pulled in the third inning of Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. He and manager Joe Maddon had to have a discussion after the game about the situation.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Hammel and Joe Maddon had a one on one conversation after the manager pulled the pitcher after just 39 pitches on Saturday. Hammel declined to discuss the particulars while Maddon had no problem with the pitcher being upset. Similar situations popped up last year between the two. The Cubs lost 3-2 to the Dodgers.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs lose 3-2. Key storylines involve quick hook for Jason Hammel who was ineffective for the 2nd start in a row and Rob Zastryzny coming through against the lefty dominated lineup of the Dodgers. The Cubs also broke a string of scoring 3 or more runs in 24 consecutive games.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Pending action in other games Travis Wood's 64th appearance of the season is tied for the MLB lead with three other players though his innings pitched ranks 68th among relievers. He's the one pitcher manager Joe Maddon needs to watch closely as the Cubs head towards the playoffs.

Lineup: White Sox (61-66) vs. Mariners (68-60)

  • 1. Adam Eaton, CF (L)
  • 2. Tim Anderson, SS (R)
  • 3. Melky Cabrera, LF (S)
  • 4. Jose Abreu, 1B (R)
  • 5. Todd Frazier, 3B (R)
  • 6. Justin Morneau, DH (L)
  • 7. Avisail Garcia, RF (R)
  • 8. Alex Avila, C (L)
  • 9. Tyler Saladino, 2B (R)
  • SP: Jose Quintana, LHP
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Hammel was pulled after just 39 pitches in a 3-1 game against Dodgers on Saturday. We've seen this act before as Joe Maddon did similar last season in the second half several times with Hammel but this year the righty had been throwing well until his last start in Colorado. Hammel did not looked please coming out so early.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Follow up to Zobrist sac bunt batting cleanup: It's the first attempt in the first inning by a cleanup hitter this year. (ESPN Stats and Info)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs cleanup hitter Ben Zobrist just sac bunted with 2 on, 1 run in and no outs in the first inning against the Dodgers Urias. It was a curious move as the Cubs were off to a good start but Zobrist has done this at least once before -- w 2 strikes no less -- when he claimed he wasn't seeing the ball well. Maybe that was the case again here though it didn't work out as both runners were left stranded after the bunt.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears third string quarterback Connor Shaw suffered what appeared to be a very serious left leg injury. Shaw, who was the Bears best player on Saturday, had his left leg placed in an air cast and carted back to the locker room.

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Foles shows off the arm; Hill makes shoestring grab (0:33)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Vin Scully will call one inning of Sunday's game between the Dodgers and Cubs in both the Los Angeles and Chicago markets. The Chicago broadcast will carry Scully's call for the third inning. Said Cubs manager Joe Maddon: "I think it's an absolute treat for the people of Chicago. I'm sure most of them have heard him before, but if you haven't, it will be an absolute treat."

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Porter leaves game after suffering head injury (0:38)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears backup quarterback Brian Hoyer left the game in the fourth quarter following a big hit after he delivered the football. Hoyer tried to wave off the medical staff, but they eventually took the veteran QB back to the sidelines.

Lineup: Cubs (82-45) at Dodgers (71-57)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, RF (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jorge Soler, LF (R)
  • 7. Willson Contreras, C (R)
  • 8. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 9. Jason Hammel, RHP
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