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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Eddie Butler delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Strong pitching, 3 homers boosts Cubs over Giants
Eddie Butler, the Chicago Cubs' fifth starter, took his turn at shutting down the opposition and did just that as the Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-1 at a surprisingly sunny Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox have 7 players on the disabled list, but most of them are on the road to recovery. That includes starters Carlos Rodon, who has not pitched this season, and James Shields, who went down with a lat strain after 3 starts.
Closer look at Chicago White Sox's lengthy injury list
Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, right, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears, team officials announced Thursday.
Chicago Bears sign former Pro Bowl receiver Victor Cruz
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, here with Chicago Bears No. 1 draft pick Mitch Trubisky on draft night, has rethought the issue of touchdown celebrations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Imrem: Let's give a hand to NFL on new celebration rules
With the Cubs’ system rich with both elite prospects and major league-ready talent, it’s no surprise that many of manager Joe Maddon’s players have come up in trade rumors, especially when it comes to young players like Ian Happ, Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez. “A lot of times when people are mentioned in a trade, sometimes if it’s perceived that they aren’t doing well people want to push them to the front of the line, then all of a sudden, they start doing well and they go to the back of the line,” Maddon said.
Maddon knows MLB sellers will have an eye on elite prospects
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