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51-47, 2nd in NL Cent
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5mJesse Rogers

Who can Joe Maddon trust in the Cubs bullpen?

Lately that answer isn't clear. Even Wade Davis, who has been perfect in save opportunities this season, has struggled since the All-Star break.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Monday including reliever Justin Grimm's struggles giving up home runs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost to the White Sox 3-1 as they left 12 on base and went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position. It was a game they could have won but squandered chances including with 2 on and none out in the seventh down by a run. Maddon chose not to bunt Ian Happ who ended up striking out and the Cubs failed to score. Meanwhile, relievers Justin Grimm and Koji Uehara gave up solo home runs which turned out to be the difference in the game.

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Davidson's solo shot gives the White Sox some insurance (0:31)
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Engel puts White Sox up for good with solo HR (0:28)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The White Sox and Cubs enter their matchup Monday on completely different paths. The White Sox have lost nine straight games, tied for the longest losing streak in MLB. The Cubs, on the other hand, are 8-1 since the All-Star Break and with a win Monday could take the lead in the NL Central for the first time since May 26.

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BBTN: Radom's 10th Ranked MLB Logo, More

Buster Olney talks to graphic artist Todd Radom about the 10th ranked logo in MLB history. Plus, Radom moderates the latest edition of the uniform and logo quiz.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs sent Felix Pena back to Triple A while activating Kyle Hendricks from the disabled list. Hendricks starts on Monday afternoon against the White Sox.

ESPN Stats & Info

Cubs' turnaround starts with pitching

Thanks to their starting pitching, the Cubs have gone 8-1 since the All-Star break and have at least a share of first place in the NL Central for the first time since June 6.

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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

The Cubs now own a share of first place. Do fans feel a dynasty is in the works at Wrigley? Or is there an outbreak of agita on the North Side? Vote!

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18hJesse Rogers

Cubs continue their rapid second-half rebound

The defending champs have made up 5.5 games of ground on the Brewers since the All-Star break to take their first share of first place since June 6.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs returned to first place for the first time since June 6 with a 5-3 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. They're 8-1 since the all star break with catcher Willson Contreras leading the way. His sixth inning home run broke a 3-3 tie making a winner out of Jose Quintana. He's 2-0 as a Cub while Contreras has seven home runs in July.

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Cubs win in Quintana's Wrigley debut (1:15)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jose Quintana discuss the Cubs 5-3 win over St. Louis on Sunday night. He threw a quality start in his home debut as the Cubs moved into first place.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Willson Contreras discuss his HR which vaulted the Cubs into first place on Sunday night.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo react to the Cubs being in first place.

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Contreras is 'super excited' to help Cubs win (0:44)
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Contreras' long ball just clears the wall (0:38)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

According to StatCast Kyle Schwarber's HR in the fourth inning went 400 ft. Schwarber has a .901 OPS since returning from Triple-A earlier this month. His three runs driven in, in July, have come via solo home runs.

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Schwarber's no doubter ties game for Cubs (0:28)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs455Tied-16th
Batting Average.24524th
On Base Percentage.32712th
Slugging Percentage.43214th
Earned Run Average4.058th
Quality Starts41Tied-20th
WHIP1.2910th
BAA.2385th

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