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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Julio Urias needed 31 pitches in the first inning but just 51 over the next four. The kid continues to absorb knowledge quickly. The Dodgers lead the Cubs 3-1 in the fifth inning.

Lineup: Angels (54-74) at Tigers (69-59)

  • 1. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 2. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 3. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 4. C.J. Cron, 1B (R)
  • 5. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 6. Jefry Marte, 3B (R)
  • 7. Nick Buss, LF (L)
  • 8. Carlos Perez, C (R))
  • 9. Kaleb Cowart, 2B (S)
  • SP: Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers rookie Corey Seager now has the most home runs for a shortstop in Dodgers history. He hit his 23rd in the first inning Saturday against the Cubs.

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."

Lineup: Dodgers (71-57) vs. Cubs (82-45)

  • 1. Chase Utley, 2B (L)
  • 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
  • 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R))
  • 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
  • 5. Yasmani Grandal, C (S)
  • 6. Josh Reddick, RF (L)
  • 7. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
  • 8. Andrew Toles, LF (L)
  • 9. Julio Urias, RHP
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams cut to 75 players on Tuesday and 53 players on Saturday. Some on-the-bubble guys who can go a long way in securing a roster spot with a strong performance tonight, IMO: RB Aaron Green, WRs Duke Williams and Mike Thomas, TE Temarrick Hemingway, OL Isaiah Battle, DL Ian Seau, LB Josh Forrest.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke will have surgery on his injured wrist Thursday, effectively ending his 2016 season.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will face live hitters Tuesday in a simulated game setting as he tries to return from a lower back injury that has kept him out since June 26.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Trayce Thompson still unsure if he will return to the Dodgers this season but remains optimistic. Said he feels good but a bone scan Monday or Tuesday will reveal how the two stress fractures in his back have healed.

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Nneka Ogwumike ready to get back on the court and compete (1:51)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Stewart will pitch for the Dodgers on Sunday against the Cubs.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs 6, Dodgers 4, Final (10 innings). Dodgers blow a late lead and are now a game ahead of the Giants in the NL West.

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Bryant's two homer night includes go-ahead shot (0:44)
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Bird, Storm hold off Sparks (0:57)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hit six HRs during a 17-game hit streak that ended Thursday. His HR in the seventh inning against the Cubs on Friday could be the start of another streak. The Dodgers lead 4-2.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Agler still yet to win in three trips back to KeyArena as Sparks head coach since leaving the Storm before last season.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Seattle beats Los Angeles by a 79-72 final in the first game back from the Olympic break. The Sparks suffered their third loss in their last four games since starting 20-1 but remain a half-game up on Minnesota for the WNBA's best record. With the win the Storm take sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Ruiz has reached base in each of his first three at-bats with the Dodgers. He has been hit by a pitch, walked and delivered a single in the fifth inning. He was brought in to help against left-handers and has done that already.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Chase Utley has done plenty over a long career, but the play from his back might have been a new one. Utley saved a run for the Dodgers when he made a diving stop on the Cubs' Ben Zobrist and threw to first base while laying down, looking straight up at the sky.