CHICAGO Teams

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Ross takes a swing at the Argentine tango (1:25)
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Cubs dominate Pirates 14-3 (1:04)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs SS Addison Russell discuss his first career 4 hit day. His best struck ball was actually an out but Russell showed maturity going where the pitch was thrown in garnering 4 singles.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jason Heyward discuss how hard he's hitting the ball this year after belting his third home run of the season on Monday in the Cubs 14-3 win over the Pirates.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch pitcher Brett Anderson discuss almost getting hit by a throw from Anthony Rizzo as the Cubs first baseman went to third on a swinging bunt play in the Cubs win over the Pirates on Monday. Anderson ducked just in time,

ESPN Stats and Information  

Jason Heyward's home run in the first inning of the Cubs' 14-3 win over the Pirates was his third in four games.

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Davidson' 2-run single caps off 8-run inning (0:22)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Pirates 14-3 on Monday as they jumped on starter Chad Kuhl for nine runs in the first two innings. Jason Heyward hit his third home run in his last four games while Addison Russell earned his first 4 hit day with four singles. The Cubs have scored 53 runs over their last 6 games while Brett Anderson was just good enough to give them a quality start, the team's first in over week.

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Davidson sends one over the wall (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Staked with a huge lead Cubs starter Brett Anderson threw the first quality start for the team since a week ago Sunday, Anderson went 6 innings giving up just one earned run on 5 hits and 6 walks. It wasn't always pretty but he's in line for the win as the Cubs lead 12-3 in the seventh.

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Zobrist keeps Cubs rolling with RBI double (0:20)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell has a career high 4 hits tonight, all singles, as the Cubs are crushing the Pirates 10-1 in the 6th inning. He's scored twice and and had an RBI on his first hit during a 4 run first inning.

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Heyward's HR stretches Cubs' lead (0:24)
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Zobrist clears the bases with double (0:21)
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Heyward belts 3-run home run (0:28)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward just hit his 3rd home run of the season in his 18th game after taking 49 games last year to hit 3. That came on June 6. He's slugging .477 now; he never got above .400 last season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

As a sinker/slider guy, Pirates starter Chad Kuhl has a large platoon split so far in his brief major league career. Working carefully, he walked lefties Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist with two outs and paid the price as Addison Russell knocked in Rizzo with a base hit and then lefty-swinging Jason Heyward popped a three-run homer.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A few details on Pat Fitzgerald's new contract at Northwestern. It runs through the 2026 season. Fitzgerald's assistant coach salary pool will remain competitive in the Big Ten, according to a source. That's significant given the higher cost-of-living in the Chicago area compared to most Big Ten markets.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Northwestern's Chris Collins has agreed to a lengthy contract extension, source told ESPN. Would likely take an elite college or NBA job for him to leave Evanston.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Pirates who swept the Cubs at Wrigley Field recently.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the absence of pitching coach Chris Bosio. Bullpen coach Lester Strode will tend to pitching coach duties while Henry Blanco will serve as bullpen coach.