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Cubs claim catcher Rivera on waivers
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The Cubs added depth at catcher on Saturday when they claimed Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets.

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Happ leads bats behind Quintana to edge Jays
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Rookie Ian Happ did it all on Saturday afternoon, hitting an RBI single in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth and scoring the tiebreaking run on Javier Baez’s single in the sixth to spark the Cubs to a 4-3 Interleague victory over the Blue Jays at Wrigley Field.

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Hendricks to start as Cubs eye sweep of Jays
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The Blue Jays and Cubs will meet for the third and final time this season when their series wraps up on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for Chicago, while Toronto will counter with right-hander Marco Estrada.

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Quintana eyes more success vs. Blue Jays
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Jose Quintana has faced the Blue Jays plenty of times before, but never as a member of the Cubs. That will change Saturday afternoon. Toronto will counter with right-hander Nick Tepesch.

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Baez dazzles on both sides of ball
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Javier Baez hit his 20th home run and made what seemed like his 20 millionth unbelievable defensive play in the ninth inning to help preserve the Cubs’ 7-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

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Cubs, Arrieta spoil Blue Jays' return to Wrigley
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One day after hitting six home runs in a loss, the Cubs needed four run-scoring singles to post a 7-4 Interleague victory on Friday afternoon over the Blue Jays, who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2005.

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LIVE Color Feed: Blue Jays vs. Cubs
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Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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Cubs place Lester on DL with shoulder fatigue
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Jon Lester has some fatigue in his left shoulder and simply needs a rest, so the Cubs placed the left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

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Montgomery to step up in place of injured Lester
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Mike Montgomery will return to the Cubs’ rotation to sub for Jon Lester, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with left shoulder fatigue.

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Cubs rally from 9 down, but fall to Reds in finale
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The Cubs belted six home runs, including back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning, to erase a nine-run deficit, but the Reds reclaimed the lead on rookie Phillip Ervin’s tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh to secure a crazy 13-10 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field that split the four-game series.

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Lester allows 9 runs, exits with left lat tightness
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon could tell Jon Lester wasn’t quite right on Thursday when he saw the dip in velocity of the left-hander’s pitches.

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Cubs hit 4 HRs in 4th, including 3 in a row
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The Cubs went on a home run binge in the fourth inning on Thursday at Wrigley Field, with a leadoff homer by Kris Bryant and then back to back to back jacks against the Reds’ Scott Feldman, but it wasn’t enough as they lost, 13-10.

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