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42-31, 2nd in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Including one today, Cubs relievers have allowed 41.1 percent of inherited runners to score in June, sixth most in the NL. It comes one month after allowing just 19 percent, which was fourth best in the league at that time. Brian Duensing allowed Joey Votto to score today after a 2 out walk in the third inning and then allowed 5 more runs, which were charged to him.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

One inning after the Cubs gave up six runs, bench coach Brandon Hyde was ejected after arguing with home plate umpire Greg Gibson while Willson Contreras was in the batter's box. After the ejection, manager Joe Maddon had a lengthy conversation with Gibson but he remained in the game. It's unclear what started the argument.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hit a grand slam off Cubs reliever Brian Duensing in the third inning, part of a six run frame for Cincinnati. It was his first career home run and first grand slam by a Reds pitcher since Bob Purkey in 1959, also against the Cubs.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the Cubs second consecutive loss to the Reds on Friday. He went 0 for 4 with 3 k's.

Schwarber smashes 15th homer (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs righty Yu Darvish (triceps) is getting closer to returning after another bullpen session on Friday, according to manager Joe Maddon: "Yu did really well today. We'll wait until tomorrow then plan the next step. The next step could be he goes out and pitches a minor league situation. If he comes in and feels great (Saturday), we'll let you know where the next step is going to occur."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs activated Brian Duensing from the bereavement list on Thursday while optioning Justin Hancock to Triple A-Iowa.


Anthony Rizzo, Cubs first baseman

David Kaplan and Eddie Olczyk talk with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo about hitting in Cincinnati, moving up in the box while batting and Tommy La Stella.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his outing where he walked three in his final inning, including one with the bases loaded, in the Cubs 6-2 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday.


Winker's grand slam rallies Reds past Cubs 6-2

Jesse Winker hit his first career grand slam during a big sixth-inning rally Thursday night, putting Matt Harvey in line for his second win for the Cincinnati Reds, 6-2 over the Chicago Cubs.

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Cubs serve notice: They're the NL team to beat

With their athleticism and daring on the bases and in the field, the Cubs have a leg up on other contenders in the NL -- as the Dodgers found out.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter Yu Darvish moved closer to a return from tendinitis in his right triceps after throwing a simulated game at Wrigley Field before Wednesday's game against the Dodgers. Both Maddon and Darvish said the outing went as well as could have been expected and he was able to work on all of his pitches. He will be re-evaluated on Thursday before a next step is established but it could be a rehab start, of which Darvish said he likely would only need one before he returns to the Chicago rotation.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have placed closer Brandon Morrow on the disabled list because of back tightness. Morrow hurt himself while taking off his pants which, on the surface, sounds kind of amusing but is the kind of frustrating back-related tweak that many of us can identify with. The move is retroactive to Sunday. Reliever Justin Hancock, added as the 26th man for Tuesday's doubleheader, will remain on the big league roster.

Greeny: Morrow pants injury 'is a new one on the list' (0:48)
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Ranking all 30 MLB rotations

Combining performance so far with projections, we break down which groups of starters are elite and which are baseball's weakest.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs OF Albert Almora Jr react to his walk off hit in the Cubs 2-1, 10th inning win over the Dodgers on Tuesday night.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts liked what he saw from Rich Hill on Tuesday.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Rich Hill enjoyed his best outing of the 2018 season on the day he was activated from the disabled list. He says that perhaps it was a good thing that he had some time off because he made some key adjustments.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.212nd
Quality Starts38Tied-13th
Batting Average.2575th
On Base Percentage.3391st
Slugging Percentage.41412th