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2017 Schedule
38-37, 2nd in NL Cent
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Schwarber not surprised Cubs demoted him

Kyle Schwarber made his first public comments Monday since the Cubs sent him down to Triple-A, saying he wasn't surprise by the demotion but "that's obviously something that you don't want to have, and it ticks you off a little bit."

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Cubs' Contreras hits HR in leadoff role debut

Willson Contreras -- the eighth leadoff hitter for the Cubs this season -- hit a home run Monday in his first at-bat in the No. 1 spot. Contreras' teammate Anthony Rizzo also hit a homer in his first leadoff at-bat last week.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Like Anthony Rizzo before him Willson Contreras hit a lead off home run in his very first at-bat leading off a game in his career. He took Gio Gonzalez deep on a 3-1 pitch to start the game making him the 3rd different Cub to hit a lead off HR this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Las Vegas natives, friends and the last two NL MVP's Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper meet in the OF before the Cubs and Nationals begin a series.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss why Anthony Rizzo was moved to second in the order.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Information, the avg age of the Cubs starting lineup tonight is 24.8. That's the youngest for any team's lineup in Major League Baseball this year and youngest since July 4 last season when the Cubs fielded a starting nine with an avg age of 24.4.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jason Heyward discuss his recovery from a really bad cut on his hand. He took more swings today.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Willson Contreras discuss leading off for the first time. He walked twice coming off the bench on Sunday but did a double take when he got the text this morning.

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NL All-Star voting coming down to the wire

With four days of balloting remaining, Cubs 3B Kris Bryant, Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna, Reds SS Zack Cozart and Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman find themselves in tight races at their respective positions. Each league's starters will be announced on the Esurance All-Star Selection Show on Sunday, July 2 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon is at it again. He has catcher Willson Contreras leading off on Monday against the Nationals followed by Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant. Rookies Ian Happ, Jeimer Candelario and Mark Zagunis are also starting, along with Albert Almora Jr. It's the first time in the last 12 games, in which he's played, Rizzo won't lead off.

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Power Rankings: Cubs climb a spot

At some point, the expectation that the Cubs will break out and go on a tear demands evaluation. A 13-10 June has them back over .500, but is that it?

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Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

Do fans feel there's a dynasty in the works at Wrigley? Or is there an outbreak of agita on the North Side? Vote now!

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Can the Cubs give Bryce Harper the Bryce Harper treatment again?

A season ago, Joe Maddon's team frustrated the Nationals star by issuing free passes for an entire series. But now Washington has an MVP candidate protecting Harper in the lineup. We debate Chicago's strategy as the Cubs and Nats meet again.

Ichiro scores Marlins' first run (0:23)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his best hitters coming up short in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Marlins.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss his shoulder ailment which caused him to leave Sunday's game against the Marlins. He's doubtful for Monday in Washington.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 4-2 to the Marlins splitting the 4 game series after another frustrating day at the plate. They left 11 men on base after earning 8 hits and 7 walks. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant combined to leave 7 on as Rizzo came up twice with the bases loaded and only managed a sac fly. Mike Montgomery didn't give up any earned runs but wasn't able to pitch around an Addison Russell error, allowing three runs to score in the first inning. Two sac flys wasn't enough offense as the Marlins take the season finale.

Stanton gives Marlins big insurance run with 20th HR (0:20)
Happ shows off the hops to rob Dietrich (0:22)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell left Sunday's game with right shoulder discomfort, a recurring ailment for him this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs gave up three first inning runs on Sunday increasing their season total to 64 in the opening inning, second only to the Mets. All three were unearned so they actually lowered their first inning ERA, though that means nothing on the scoreboard.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his recovery from right hand tendinitis. He'll throw again on Sunday but not off a mound. It's looking less likely he'll return before the all-star break but he is making progress.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24029th
On Base Percentage.32715th
Slugging Percentage.42116th
Earned Run Average3.926th
Quality Starts31Tied-21st

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