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Chicago Cubs (59-39)

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@ Mil
W 6-5
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L 4-5
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4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT
vs. CWS
5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT
vs. CWS
5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT

Cubs-White Sox preview

CHICAGO -- When Theo Epstein first joined the Chicago Cubs as the team's president in 2011, he said every chance to win would be considered sacred.

But even with the Cubs maintaining a healthy lead in the National League's Central Division, Epstein knows he can't afford to take anything for granted. So when the Cubs traded for what Epstein called a "game-changer" in highly sought-after closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees Monday, Epstein said it improved the Cubs' chances of capturing a World Series title this fall.

"The goal is to win three postseason series and that's not an easy thing to do," Epstein said. "You need dynamic players and we felt like we could really benefit from an elite talent -- a game-changing type pitcher like Aroldis Chapman."

AVG: A. Rizzo.287
HR: K. Bryant25
RBI: A. Rizzo76
SB: J. Báez9
W: J. Arrieta12
ERA: K. Hendricks2.27
Saves: H. Rondón18
K: J. Arrieta135
NL Central
Chi Cubs 5939.602-
St. Louis 5246.5317
Pittsburgh 5147.5208
Milwaukee 4255.43316.5
Cincinnati 3960.39420.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (15)
Runs: 498 (4)
Hits: 851 (17)
Home Runs: 125 (12)
Stolen Bases: 42 (19)
OBP: .346 (2)
SLG: .430 (11)
Total Bases: 1435 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.31 (2)
Runs Allowed: 349 (2)
Saves: 19 (25)
Strikeouts: 869 (3)
OpBA: .215 (1)
OBP: .289 (2)
SLG: .353 (1)
Run Support: 5.09 (4)
Date Player Transactions
7/25 A. Chapman Traded NY Yankees (for SS Gleyber Torres, five-player deal)
7/25 A. Warren Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
7/24 J. Nathan Removed From 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
7/23 A. Warren Sent to Minors
7/22 A. Almora Jr. Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
7/9 T. Cahill Right patellar tendinitis (on 15-day DL)
7/6 D. Ross off 7-day DL
7/3 C. Coghlan Right rib cage soreness (on 15-day DL)
6/21 C. Richard off 15-day DL
6/19 D. Fowler off 15-day DL
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