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2016 Schedule
80-45, 1st in NL Cent
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What does 80 wins mean for Cubs?

Chicago is just the 27th team since 1969 to win at least 80 of its first 125 games in a season. Of the previous 26, seven went on to win the World Series that year.

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Russell keeps his homer binge going

Addison Russell's 406-foot blast at Petco Park on Tuesday was his 19th of the season and fifth in his last five games.

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Jake Arrieta stakes his claim for Cy Young

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta won his NL-leading 16th game on Tuesday, but manager Joe Maddon kept October in mind and held his ace to just 99 pitches.

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Cubs first to 80 wins with victory over Padres (1:00)
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Bryant playing well in front of his college coaches (1:12)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss his hot series in front of his college coaches and friends as he homered for an NL leading 33rd time in the Cubs 5-3 win over San Diego on Tuesday.

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Maddon liking Cubs' defense (0:42)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs 5-3 win over the Padres and the decision to save some pitches for Jake Arrieta who pitched 8 innings.

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Jake Arrieta reacts to being taken out of the game (0:54)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss getting taken out after throwing 8 innings while giving up just two hits in the Cubs 5-3 win over the Padres. The organization has had a year long plan of saving arms for the playoffs.

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Cubs starter Jake Arrieta doesn't just excel at pitching. He's a pretty good hitter too. His triple on Tuesday night was the third of his career. That's the most among active pitchers. Arrieta also has four home runs since the start of last season. Only Madison Bumgarner of the Giants has more (8).

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Kris Bryant can't stop hitting home runs (0:15)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs catchers picked off their league leading 8th runner of the season on Tuesday as rookie Willson Contreras caught Travis Jankowski of the Padres sleeping at first base. Contreras already ranks third among catchers with 3 pickoffs despite starting just his 26th game behind the plate. David Ross ranks first with 5 pick offs. (ESPN Stats and Info)

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Watch Joe Maddon discuss giving Addison Russell a bottle of wine after making a highlight reel play on defense on Monday night against the Padres.

Lineup: Cubs (79-45) at Padres (53-72)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, LF (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Javier Baez, 2B (R)
  • 8. Willson Contreras, C (R)
  • 9. Jake Arrieta, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Summer of David Ross update: He swam with Beluga whales today and fed Polar Bears at Sea World.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell was given a bottle of wine by Joe Maddon today with the hand written inscription 6 to 3 on it to honor his highlight reel play from Monday's game. Russell grabbed a one hop smash to his left which left Wil Myers bat at 110 mph before making the throw to first to nail Myers.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey says he's feeling fine after throwing on the side today. He's been out with a sore shoulder but says everything is "moving forward" for his return from the disabled list which can come at the end of the month.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Willson Contreras will catch Jake Arrieta for the second straight game on Tuesday against the Padres. Arrieta walked a career high 7 in his last start with Contreras behind the plate for the first time ever. The Cubs want all their catchers ready to catch all pitchers as the playoffs approach.

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Are the Cubs' injuries a concern?

If there's one flaw for the Cubs this season, it's their shaky bullpen. But Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop are slated to return in September, just in time to prepare for the postseason. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders

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Team USA could benefit from some 'Bryzzo'

By the time the Tokyo Olympics are here, Kris Bryant (28) and Anthony Rizzo (31) will still be in their primes age-wise (and maybe will have a World Series ring or two). If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, both would surely make the cut. Schoenfield: 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team

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Anthony Rizzo, Cubs First Baseman

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo joins David Kaplan and Pat Boyle. He discusses the team's West Coast road trip and competing with Kris Bryant for the MVP.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs6413rd
Batting Average.25913th
On Base Percentage.3462nd
Slugging Percentage.4356th
Earned Run Average3.131st
Quality Starts801st
WHIP1.121st
BAA.2131st

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