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65-57, 1st in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs catcher Rene Rivera will start on Sunday as the team sent rookie Victor Caratini to Triple A Iowa to make room for him. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Rivera is immediately the best pitch framer on the team, a skill which could come in handy on Sunday when Kyle Hendricks starts. He works the edges as well as anyone. Albert Almora Jr leads off against righty Marco Estrada who's been much tougher on lefties this season. Righties have a .366 OBP off him this year. Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward get the day off. Tommy La Stella starts at third, Jon Jay is in RF.

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Making sense of the NL Central race

What are the remaining schedules, certainties and X-factors for the contenders? Here's a closer look.

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Consistent Davis ties Cubs record

With Saturday's outing, Wade Davis has successfully converted all of his save attempts since joining the Cubs this year, and his 26 straight saves without a blown attempt tied a Cubs record set by Ryan Dempster over the 2005-06 seasons. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Cubs hold on for victory over Blue Jays (1:08)
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Happ's solo HR ties the score (0:25)
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Bryant rocks out on defense (0:37)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The New York Mets announce that catcher René Rivera was awarded to the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim.

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Baez secures the Cubs' lead with two-run dinger (0:27)
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Rizzo knocks in two runs (0:24)
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BBTN: Can the Cubs withstand another injury?

Before conversations with Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and Royals director 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.

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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).

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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?

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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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5919th
Batting Average.25120th
On Base Percentage.3339th
Slugging Percentage.44011th
Earned Run Average4.018th
Quality Starts5613th
WHIP1.288th
BAA.2373rd

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