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64-57, 1st in NL Cent
Baez secures the Cubs' lead with two-run dinger (0:27)
Rizzo knocks in two runs (0:24)

BBTN: Can the Cubs withstand another injury?

Before conversations with Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and Royals Dir. 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.

Lester's injury threatening Cubs' World Series run? (0:48)
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Pair of Braves highlight Thursday's longest HRs

Ian Happ may have hit a 443-foot home run, but the rookie was overshadowed by Freddie Freeman and Ender Inciarte, who each hit home runs more than 430 feet in the Braves' 10-4 win against the Rockies.

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Today is the first time the Cubs have lost a game when scoring at least 10 runs since May 28, 2006 against the Braves (snaps 107-game winning streak). It's also the first time they've lost a game in which they hit 6 HR since May 17, 1979 (lost 23-22 to the Phillies).

Ervin puts Reds back on top with 2-run HR (0:28)
Cubs go back-to-back-to-back against Reds (0:30)
Votto hits 3-run HR in big 2nd inning for Reds (0:31)

Kap's Cubs Corner: Jim Riggleman

David Kaplan talks with former Cubs manager Jim Riggleman about his time in Chicago, managing Sammy Sosa and the current Chicago Cubs.

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Strong stretch drives could lead to big paydays

This offseason, Jake Arrieta stands to make big bucks as a free agent. Who else could make themselves more attractive to suitors in the season's final weeks?


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his night on the mound and on the base paths. He stole his first base and was picked off as well.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon criticize an umpire call from the ninth inning of Wednesday's game against the Reds. A HBP call on Ben Zobrist was overturned and called a strike.


Rizzo slams, Cubs top Reds on wild pitch, 7-6

Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in the first inning and Javier Baez scored on a wild pitch in the ninth as the Chicago Cubs overcame a late Cincinnati Reds rally to win 7-6 on Wednesday night.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Reds 7-6 on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning with Javier Baez crossing the plate after Joe Maddon was ejected for an overturned HBP ruling on Ben Zobrist. The Cubs blew a 6-1 lead after Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in the first inning. Hector Rondon gave up two home runs while CJ Edwards gave up the game tying shot to Adam Duvall in the eighth inning. After reaching base in the first inning, Joey Vottos streak of getting on at least twice in a game was snapped at 20 straight games, one shy of tying Ted Williams record,

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon was ejected from the game in the bottom of the ninth inning after arguing with first base umpire Chris Conroy on a overturned HBP ruling. As Ben Zobrist squared to sac bunt the pitch by Wandy Peralta hit him and he was awarded first base by the home plate umpire, But Conroy ruled he offered at the ball, though replays showed Zobrist simply getting out of the way. Maddon argued vigorously on the field before being tossed.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Since striking out in 8 consecutive plate appearances, over the span of several games, Kyle Schwarber has now reached base 8 straight times via 3 singles, 3 walks and 2 HBP.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey stole the first base of his 15 year career on Wednesday and then moments later got picked off second base. After a two out single in the fourth inning, and with first baseman Joey Votto playing behind him, Lackey took off for second before Bailey even began to deliver the ball. The pitcher threw to second too late as Lackey slid in safely. A few moments later he got caught in no man's land and tried to scramble back to second as Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart threw down there. After a video review Lackey was called out.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24920th
On Base Percentage.3329th
Slugging Percentage.43910th
Earned Run Average4.038th
Quality Starts54Tied-13th

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