CHICAGO Teams

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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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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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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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler did not bring his gold medal to the Cubs game: "It's too heavy."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler in the house at the Cubs/Dodgers game.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon explain why he picked Sunday for his players to wear onesies on the flight home from Los Angeles.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears CB Tracy Porter is out for the game with a head injury. He was being evaluated for w concussion.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears starting CB Tracy Porter is down on the ground after it looked like he took a knee to the head from teammate Harold Jones-Quartey.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Time is running out for TE Zach Miller and WR Eddie Royal to see preseason action. Both remain sidelined with concussions after being limited in practice all week.