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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon and others from the Cubs traveling party will indeed visit the White House on Wednesday. It's an informal visit for anyone that wants to attend.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his recovery from tendinitis. He's not off a mound yet but when he is the Cubs will have a better idea when he can return. He says there is no pain.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo returns to leadoff while Tommy La Stella bats second and plays second for the Cubs against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Kris Bryant hits cleanup and plays RF with Jon Jay in left and Ian Happ in center. Jeimer Candelario starts at 3b as Addison Russell remains out of the lineup with a sore shoulder. Javy Baez is at SS.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Neither Joe Girardi nor Starlin Castro were certain Castro's hamstring strain will land him on the DL. Castro will have an MRI Tuesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Great line by Joe Maddon after beating the Nationals on Monday while fielding the youngest starting lineup in baseball this season as several players were in Triple-A until recently: "If this is a spring training lineup we might get a call (from the league office)." In spring games teams are required to have at least four regulars start in every game.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees hung on to a win Monday as they beat the White Sox, 6-5. After Chasen Shreve gave up a three-run homer to Tim Anderson in the 9th, Yankees manager Joe Girardi turned to Aroldis Chapman for final two outs. Chapman allowed an RBI double to Jose Abreu before picking up the last outs. Aaron Judge went 0-for-2, but walked three times.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss his game against the Nationals on Monday. He made two great catches, struck out 3 times then had two late hits in the Cubs 5-4 win. His catch in foul ground was one of the best he's ever had.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss winning the first game of the series against the Nationals.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team's drama filled 5-4 win over the Nationals on Monday.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cubs didn't pitch around Bryce Harper - even when it mattered most. Harper went walkless in five plate appearances, including in the ninth, when he came up with two on and two outs and the Nats trailing 5-3. Harper (3-for-5) singled off closer Wade Davis to load the bases, but Ryan Zimmerman (0-for-5) fanned to end it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Nats 5-4 behind one of their better efforts of the season -- at least until the ninth inning. It began with Willson Contreras hitting a lead off home run then continued on the mound as Eddie Butler and the Cubs relief staff got the job done over the first 8 innings. The Cubs added three in the ninth and needed every one of those runs. Hector Rondon and Wade Davis combined to give up 4 in the bottom of the inning but Davis got Zimmerman to strike out to end a heart stopping game.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees rookie Jordan Montgomery continues to impress. Montgomery went seven innings and allowed just one-run to the White Sox. With the Yankees up 6-1 in the eighth, it looks like Montgomery will improve to 6-4 as he dropped his ERA to 3.53.

Carmine Carcieri ESPN 

SS Brendan Rodgers went 2-for-5 with two singles, two strikeouts and a run scored in his Double-A home debut with the Hartford Yard Goats. His final at-bat in the bottom of the eighth was a three-pitch strikeout that ended with the prospect chasing a high heater. Rodgers also had two errors -- that led to three runs -- and a couple of flashy plays in the field to cap off his up-and-down evening.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Albert Almora's successful squeeze play tonight was the third RBI by the Cubs via a bunt play this season, tied for the most in the majors. In fact, since Joe Maddon took over as manager in 2015 the Cubs have the most RBI (16) in baseball on bunt plays.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have announced a right hamstring strain for Starlin Castro. If he needs to go on the DL, then Ronald Torryes would likely play second regularly. There is a chance the Yankees could call-up prospect Tyler Wade, but he would have to be put on the 40-man roster.

Carmine Carcieri ESPN 

Through six innings, Rockies top prospect Brendan Rodgers is 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored in his Double-A home debut. The single and run came as part of a two-run fourth for Hartford.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs traded DFA'd pitcher Zac Rosscup to the Rockies for righty Matt Carasiti. He's 1-1 with a 2.37 ERA and 13 saves at Triple-A this season. He made 19 MLB appearances for the Rockies last year. He was drafted in the 6th round in 2012 out of St. John's.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Among NL starters, only Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw have a lower ERA than Gio Gonzalez. The Nats lefty is down to 2.87 after allowing one run in six innings to the Cubs. Gonzalez yielded just two hits, while fanning eight and walking five.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As if the Yankees don't have enough problems, Starlin Castro was just removed from the game with what appeared to be a leg injury. Castro hurt the leg grounding out to end the third inning. He was replaced by Rob Refsnyder. The Yankees are losing to the White Sox, 1-0.

Carmine Carcieri ESPN 

It's evident why Brendan Rodgers said before tonight's game that the area he wants to work on most for the rest of the season is his defense. He committed his second error of the night in the top of the fourth, leading to two more runs for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

Carmine Carcieri ESPN 

Its been an up and down start for Brendan Rodgers. He airmailed a throw to first base in the top of the second inning that led to a run, but bounced back at the plate with his first hit at home and his third since being promoted from Single A in the bottom of the third.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Adrián Beltré: 449th career HR, tying Jeff Bagwell and Vladimir Guerrero for 39th all-time.

Carmine Carcieri ESPN 

In his first at-bat at Dunkin' Donuts Park, Rodgers struck out after chasing an off-speed pitch in the dirt.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Like Anthony Rizzo before him Willson Contreras hit a lead off home run in his very first at-bat leading off a game in his career. He took Gio Gonzalez deep on a 3-1 pitch to start the game making him the 3rd different Cub to hit a lead off HR this season.

Carmine Carcieri ESPN 

Brendan Rodgers will hit second and play shortstop in his home debut for Hartford tonight. He will try to bring a spark to a Yard Goats lineup that has struggled to produce consistently.