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2018 Schedule
91-64, 1st in NL Cent
7m

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat White Sox 6-1

Kyle Schwarber homered and drove in two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 6-1 on Sunday to lower their magic number for clinching the NL Central title to five.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs reduced their magic number to clinch the NL central to 5 behind a 6-1 win over the White Sox. Kyle Hendricks had another strong outing, pitching into the 8th inning before tiring. The Cubs will host Pittsburgh and St. Louis over the next 7 days as they look to clinch their 3rd consecutive division title.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist is 3 for 3 today so far, raising his batting average to .316 on the season. He said recently he would love to hit over .300 as he's never done it in his career. The closest he came was in 2009 when he hit .297. He's 37 year old.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant won't start on Sunday against lefty Carlos Rodon due to 'fatigue' in his left shoulder. Joe Maddon stressed the shoulder wasn't sore but Bryant is feeling a loss of "strength." It's been a nagging injury for most of the season for the former MVP: "We knew we would have to be proactive about giving him rest. It just so happened he needed it today," Maddon said.

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4h

Cubs sit Bryant with shoulder fatigue

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant will sit Sunday against the White Sox with shoulder fatigue. He missed six weeks with shoulder inflammation earlier in the season.

2:08

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss the Cubs 8-3 win over the White Sox, reducing their magic number to 6.

Sister Mary Jo shows some flair on first pitch (0:16)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs reduced their magic number to win the central division to 6 with an 8-3 win over the White Sox. Combined with Milwaukee's loss to Pittsburgh they've increased their lead over the Brewers to 2.5 games again. They've also inched closer to clinching at least a wild card spot but they have their sights set on the division.

Cubs take lead on LaMarre's misplay (0:30)
Baez clobbers 34th homer (0:21)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs shortstop Mike Freeman was added to the 40-man roster to take the place of Addison Russell who is on administrative leave.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Addison Russell and distributed by PA: “These allegations are completely false. I made that clear to Major League Baseball last year and reiterated it to the Cubs today. I'm confident any full and fair investigation will fully exonerate me. The protection of my children is foremost in my mind so I will have no further comment.”

0:59

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss the team meeting the Cubs had before the game regarding Addison Russell being placed on administrative leave.

2d

Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

The Chicago Cubs played without shortstop Addison Russell after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife, and they were unable to overcome a shaky performance by Jose Quintana in a 10-4 loss to the crosstown White Sox on Friday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs gave up a season high 19 hits to the White Sox today as they began their final 10 games with a stinker, losing 10-4. Their magic number to clinch the division remains at 8 pending the outcome of the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Pirates.

Kurkjian predicting Russell won't return this season (0:55)
2:35

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein and owner Tom Ricketts react to the news of SS Addison Russell being placed on administrative leave.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs called Addison Russell into their offices this morning. He continues to deny ever physically harming his ex-wife. It's still unclear if she will cooperate with a league investigation,

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Chicago Cubs issued the following statement regarding the placement of Addison Russell on administrative leave due to allegations of domestic violence: "We take allegations of domestic violence seriously and support the League's decision to place Addison Russell on administrative leave given new details revealed today. We will continue to cooperate with the League's investigation so the appropriate action can be taken."

0:36

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss the news regarding Addison Russell and the investigation from last year.

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2d

Cubs' Russell put on leave; ex-wife alleges abuse

Melisa Reidy-Russell detailed allegations of abuse during her marriage to Addison Russell, which led to the Cubs shortstop being put on leave by Major League Baseball.

1:16

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cole Hamels discuss his rough outing in the Cubs 9-0 loss to Az on Wednesday. He gave up four, first innings runs.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs72410th
Batting Average.2584th
On Base Percentage.3343rd
Slugging Percentage.41213th
Earned Run Average3.694th
Quality Starts7717th
WHIP1.3218th
BAA.24010th