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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Brandon Morrow discuss his biceps injury which landed him on the DL.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs acquire righty Jesse Chavez for Tyler Thomas, lefty at Class-A South Bend. Chavez has been strictly a reliever this year but started 21 games last season and 70 in his career. He has a 3.51 ERA in 30 games this season. He's expected here by Saturday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Cubs win tonight they will be 26-24 on the season when their opponent scores first. According to Elias, the last time a team finished above .500 for the season, when the opposition tallies the first run of the game, was 2004. The Giants were 39-36 that year.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Gary Sánchez (groin) is back. His disabled list stint is done. The Yankees catcher was returned from his rehab and reinstated by the team Thursday night. Kyle Higashioka was optioned back to Triple-A.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Already with 2 hits tonight, Yadier Molina is now the only active player with 200 hits against the Cubs. His 201 hits against them are tied for the most against a single opponent in his career (Reds).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After his first inning double, Anthony Rizzo is 9 for 16 (.563) leading off a game for the Cubs in his career to go along with a .632 OBP. Six of the nine hits have gone for extra bases. Overall, he's hitting .338 when batting first in the Cubs lineup.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani, currently acting as a designated hitter, has been cleared to start throwing again. The Angels announced that his ulnar collateral ligament "continues to show improved healing." He's six weeks removed from his last start.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

An hour away from Cardinals/Cubs from Wrigley Field, on ESPN -- Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs, Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow was placed on the 10 day DL with right biceps inflammation, retroactive to July 16th. Anthony Bass was activated to take his place on the roster.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs activated Albert Almora Jr from the family medical emergency list and Carl Edwards Jr from the paternity list. David Bote and Rob Zastryzny were sent down to make room. Reliever Anthony Bass is on the verge of returning as well.