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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Alex Wood has the shadows working him theoretically, but so far, just one swing-and-miss from the Cubs so far.

Kris Bryant gives Jake Arrieta early lead

The Cubs rookie took Dodgers LHP Alex Wood deep to left to put the Cubs up 2-0 in the first. Arrieta -- who's 5-0 in August -- takes the mound for Chicago in the bottom of the first. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Getting ready to start … Cubs at Dodgers… Kyle Schwarber just took out the lineup card for the Cubs. Can't remember seeing a rookie do that.

Cards take down Giants, take series

Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss and Mark Reynolds all homered in the Cardinals' 7-5 win over the Giants.


Watch: Dodgers looking to sweep Cubs

Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (9-8, 3.70) is facing a Cubs team that's lost four straight, but he's up against Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta, who's won all five of his August starts while giving up just 2 ER. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


White Sox walk off against Mariners

Tyler Saladino's 11th-inning single scored Alexei Ramirez, giving Chicago the 6-5 win over Seattle as they split the four-game series.


Cardinals win rubber match vs. Giants

Yadier Molina went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the Cards' 7-5 win as they hold a 4.5-game lead in the NL Central. With the Giants' loss, they fall to four games back of the first-place Dodgers in the NL West. Box score


Holland throws gem against Orioles

Derek Holland tossed a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in Texas' 6-0 win over Baltimore to complete a three-game sweep.


Santana shines, Twins hold off Astros

Ervin Santana fanned 10 batters over seven scoreless innings, while Minnesota survived a five-run ninth inning from Houston to win 7-5.


A moment of silence for deceased fan

Before the start of the Yankees-Braves game, there was a moment of silence at Turner Field for fan Greg Murrey, who passed away Saturday after falling from the upper deck. The Yankees went on to defeat the Braves 20-6.


Bombers blow out Braves 20-6 in Atlanta

The Yankees scored 20 runs on 21 hits to sweep the Braves and became the third team since 2000 to score 20-plus runs twice in the same season. Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each homered and drove in four to help the Yanks maintain their standing in the wild card and AL East. Box score


Matt Kemp crushes homer in Padres' win

Matt Kemp hit his 16th home run of the season and drove in two in San Diego's 9-4 win over Philadelphia, which still won the series.


Brewers beat Reds to take series

Ryan Braun hit his 24th home run of the season, and Jonathan Lucroy drove in two runs in the Brewers' 4-1 win.


Nationals rally to beat Marlins

The Nats scored five unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings to win 7-4. Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with three RBIs.