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66-57, 1st in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are the first team this season to win a game after trailing by multiple runs in extra innings, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Teams were 0-50 in those situations before Sunday. The Cubs were down 5-3 in the tenth before winning 6-5 on a walk off hit by Alex Avila.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs catcher Alex Avila discuss his game winning hit and throwing miscue in the Cubs 6-5 loss to the Jays on Sunday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs exciting 6-5 win over the Jays on Sunday.

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Cubs walk off on Avila's single (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs swept the Jays behind a wild 6-5 win on Sunday in 10 innings. Alex Avila delivered a 2 run single with the bases loaded in the tenth, part of a three run inning after the Jays scored twice in the top of the tenth. It was the first runs the Cubs scored since a 3 run double by Albert Almora Jr in the third inning. The tenth was aided by two Cubs reaching via dropped third strikes, one after the Jays catcher forgot to throw to first base. Miguel Montero homered to tie the game in the sixth and Just Wilson walked two more hitters, including one with the bases loaded in the tenth but the Cubs offense overcame.

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Pillar leaps into ivy for great catch (0:33)
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Making sense of the NL Central race

What are the remaining schedules, certainties and X factors for the contenders? Here's a closer look.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Miguel Montero has caught 41 of Kyle Hendricks' outings, the most of any catcher, so maybe the former Cub had a good idea what to see today. He's doubled and homered off Hendricks, the latter hit tied the game in the sixth inning.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are breaking in two new -- though veteran -- catchers during a pennant race as they'll give Rene Rivera his first start on Sunday after Alex Avila joined them at the trade deadline. With Willson Contreras going down, Joe Maddon has been impressed with the pick ups: "What our front office has done is pretty spectacular."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch new Cubs catcher Rene Rivera discuss being a Cub now.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Koji Uehara had been activated for Rob Zastryzny, who heads back to Triple-Iowa.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs catcher Rene Rivera will start on Sunday as the team sent rookie Victor Caratini to Triple A Iowa to make room for him. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Rivera is immediately the best pitch framer on the team, a skill which could come in handy on Sunday when Kyle Hendricks starts. He works the edges as well as anyone. Albert Almora Jr leads off against righty Marco Estrada who's been much tougher on lefties this season. Righties have a .366 OBP off him this year. Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward get the day off. Tommy La Stella starts at third, Jon Jay is in RF.

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Consistent Davis ties Cubs record

With Saturday's outing, Wade Davis has successfully converted all of his save attempts since joining the Cubs this year, and his 26 straight saves without a blown attempt tied a Cubs record set by Ryan Dempster over the 2005-06 seasons. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Cubs hold on for victory over Blue Jays (1:08)
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Happ's solo HR ties the score (0:25)
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Bryant rocks out on defense (0:37)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The New York Mets announce that catcher René Rivera was awarded to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim.

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BBTN: Can the Cubs withstand another injury?

Before conversations with Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and Royals director of pro scouting Gene Watson, Pedro Gomez chats with Bob Nightengale about the Cubs facing another injury, the NL wild-card race, the phenomenal job done by Mike Scioscia this season and more.

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Lester's injury threatening Cubs' World Series run? (0:48)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5919th
Batting Average.25120th
On Base Percentage.3339th
Slugging Percentage.44011th
Earned Run Average4.018th
Quality Starts5613th
WHIP1.288th
BAA.2373rd

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