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82-45, 1st in NL Cent
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team's come from behind 6-4 win over the Dodgers on Friday behind Kris Bryant's two home runs.

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Watch Jason Heyward discuss helping the Cubs tie their game against the Dodgers in the ninth inning on Friday when he doubled and scored on a wild pitch. The Cubs won 6-4 in extra innings.

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Watch Joe Maddon discuss the notion his sluggers shouldn't be looking to get players over to 2nd but should be driving them in as Kris Bryant did on Friday against the Dodgers when he homered with a man on first and no outs in the tenth inning.

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Bryant's two homer night includes go-ahead shot (0:44)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant is on fire. He's hit his 34 and 35th HR's of the season on Friday against the Dodgers. The second one coming in the tenth inning to break a 4-4 tie. He has 9 HR's this month. The Cubs are 3 outs away from a come from behind win as Bryant continues to make his case for MVP.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant hit his league leading (tied) 34th home run of the season, a blast to center in the 8th. The run means the Cubs have scored at least 3 in 24 consecutive games, the most games in a row since 1996. The Dodgers still lead 4-3.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Big moment for Mike Montgomery as he works out of another jam in the fifth. He's been off his game but kept the Cubs in it having thrown 5 innings using a season high 91 pitches. He only trails 3-2 having given up 6 hits and 4 walks. Not the best outing but perhaps it's a learning experience as Joe Maddon left him despite clearly not having his best command.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo drove in his 88th run of the season in the fifth inning against the Dodgers on Friday. He's been overshadowed lately by a hot hitting Kris Bryant but remains in the hunt for the NL MVP. He's finished 10th and then fourth the last two years.

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Cubs pitchers on pace for September return

The Cubs got good news about a trio of injured pitchers -- Pedro Strop, John Lackey and Hector Rondon -- who should be back before too long.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss meeting and honoring Vin Scully on behalf of the organization.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon and David Ross presented Vin Scully with the number 67 from the Wrigley Field scoreboard as well the Dodgers flag that flies at Wrigley. Maddon also gave him a set of his t-shirts from Do Simple Better to Try Not to Suck. He's hoping Scully will wear them in retirement.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon says things are progressing well with his injured pitchers as John Lackey (shoulder) and Hector Rondon (triceps) have been throwing while Pedro Strop is also taking steps in his rehab from a knee injury.

Lineup: Cubs (81-45) at Dodgers (71-56)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L))
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Jorge Soler, LF (R)
  • 8. Miguel Montero, C (L)
  • 9. Mike Montgomery, LHP
  • Daily lineups

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo and Clayton Kershaw talk before the Cubs/Dodgers game on Friday.

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The Dodgers have Bryant's number

The Cubs begin a three-game road series against the Dodgers on Friday and if history is any indication, Kris Bryant won't be his normal self. Bryant is 8-37 with 19 K in his career vs. the Dodgers, and his .216 batting average vs. the Dodgers is his worst against any NL team (ESPN Stats & Info).

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How do Cubs rank in intangibles?

Kris Bryant ranks in the top 10 in three different categories. Javier Baez and Miguel Montero appear in one of those categories -- plate discipline -- but how are they ranked? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

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Cubs have seen run like Bryant's before

Kris Bryant singled and doubled on Wednesday and has 32 hits, including 13 for extra bases, over his last 20 games. The last Cubs player to match his totals for hits and extra-base hits over a 20-game span was Starlin Castro as a 20-year-old rookie in 2010 (35 H, 13 XBH), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

Stats & Info

Cubs on pace for historic August

If the Cubs can continue their winning ways against the Dodgers and Pirates, this month could be their best in franchise history since September of 1935.

Stats & Info

Consistent Kyle Hendricks does it again

Hendricks hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in his last 17 starts -- the second-longest such streak baseball has seen over the last two years.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs6533rd
Batting Average.25812th
On Base Percentage.3462nd
Slugging Percentage.4358th
Earned Run Average3.141st
Quality Starts811st
WHIP1.121st
BAA.2131st

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