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Desperate Brewers continue series vs. Cubs

The Cubs are progressing towards another NL Central title, but the Brewers have a lot to play for one game behind for the second wild-card spot.

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Packers a heavy favorite at home

ESPN's FPI sees Green Bay and its flammable passing attack (fourth-best 297 yards per game) doing a number on Cincy, giving the Packers nearly an 80 percent chance to win at Lambeau Field.

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Bucks ink Kendall Marshall to deal

On Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks announced the signing of Marshall, 26, to a training camp contract. The free-agent guard appeared in 21 games (18 starts) last season for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA G League and averaged 15.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists. Marshall previously played with Milwaukee in 2014-15.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said Bengals rookie WR John Ross' speed jumps out even on tape. "He's someone we think they're going to get the ball to and give him more opportunities," McCarthy said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds like Jordy Nelson has made it through the week OK with his quad injury. Coach Mike McCarthy indicated that barring a setback between now and Sunday, Nelson would be good to go.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Randall Cobb, Mike Daniels and the rest of the guys who haven't practiced will be game-time decisions. "That group of guys who haven't practiced yet will get the whole week," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

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Rockies have little breathing room

The Rockies' shutout loss at San Diego has put them just above even money for the second wild-card berth. Meanwhile, the Brewers failed to capitalize with an extra-inning loss to the Cubs. The Cardinals were the main beneficiary after a win, picking up a game on each.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A gut punch of a loss for the Brewers as the Cubs just about wrap up the NL Central with an extra-inning win, but just like Wednesday, the Brewers made a crucial miscue in the field that led to a game-tying run and later lost on a two-run home run. They're now 4.5 back of the Cubs and they need to win the next three games of this series to have a chance at the division title.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Will that ninth inning be the inning Brewers fans remember if they miss the playoffs by one game? Late covering first and then a two-out, two-strike hit to tie it, and then they load the bases with one out in the bottom of the frame and can't score the winning run. It's now a game of bullpen depth. Oliver Drake on for the Brewers -- who are 4-9 in extra innings.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers were one strike from victory, but Javy Baez hit a slow grounder up the middle off a pretty good splitter from Jeremy Jeffress for the game-tying base hit. With Orlando Arcia shifted way over towards third base, he had no chance to make a play. And with a heavily taxed bullpen, if the Brewers don't win it here it will be interesting to see who Craig Counsell uses in extra innings.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Brewers take the lead! Domingo Santana doubles, steals third off Justin Wilson and then Eric Thames lines a single to right-center over a drawn-in infield. Craig Counsell could have hit for Thames, but left him in for the lefty-lefty matchup. It appears former Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress will pitch the top of the ninth with Corey Knebel getting the day off after pitching three games in a row.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Domingo Santana homers for the third straight game and the Brewers are on the board. It's not a must-win game, but it kind of feels like a must-win game if Milwaukee is going to win the Central. With a win, they're 2.5 back with nine games remaining; with a loss, 4.5 back (and 5 in the loss column). Trouble is: Corey Knebel and Anthony Swarzak have both pitched three days in a row. Will they be available in the late innings?