CHICAGO Teams

Happ jumps into ivy to make catch (0:43)
Almora extends Cubs' lead with homer (0:25)
Rizzo goes the other way for 2-run homer (0:26)
Abreu rips 2-run homer to left field (0:29)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Brewers pulled Ryan Braun before his third at-bat today because of some right-side tightness. It'll be a tough blow for Milwaukee if it turns into something, because after a slow first half, Braun has shown signs lately of going on a roll -- even beyond his two-homer game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.

Davidson's 2-run HR gives White Sox the lead (0:29)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs acquired outfielder Terrance Gore from the Kansas City Royals for cash on Wednesday, assigning him to Triple-A Iowa. He'll likely be called up after Sept. 1 and serve as a pinch runner for the stretch run. It's the sort of move the Cubs have made in the past at this time of year. Gore has 309 career steals as a pro -- 21 in the majors in just 14 plate appearances.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Brewers are going with what Travis Shaw calls their "goal-line package" in today's game against the Cubs. Around the infield, it's Eric Thames (1B), Shaw (2B), Jonathan Schoop (SS) and Mike Moustakas (3B) against Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks. Craig Counsell also flipped the top of his lineup, with Christian Yelich batting leadoff and Lorenzo Cain hitting second.

Kid catches ball, gives it to another kid (0:26)
Abreu connects on two-run double (0:27)
Zobrist gets tossed after critiquing ump (0:42)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist talk about the conversation he had with umpire Phil Cuzzi about a bad strike 3 call before getting kicked out on Tuesday. Eventually, he told Cuzzi "that's why we want an electronic zone" which got him tossed.

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Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robot umps

A discussion of plate umpire Phil Cuzzi's strike zone led to Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist's first career ejection on Tuesday after he remarked that players would prefer an electronic strike zone.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Brewers skipper Craig Counsell discusses the outstanding outing of Jhoulys Chacin, who in a 7-0 win over the Cubs on Tuesday had his best outing yet for Milwaukee in the Brew Crew's biggest game of the year.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist was kicked out of the game between the bottom of the 8th and top of the 9th innings as he engaged home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi after Zobrist was being replaced in the lineup anyway. The two seemed to have a calm discussion but Zobrist was ejected anyway. He was on the end of a seemingly bad strike 3 call in the bottom of the 6th inning, where his manager was thrown out during the ensuing argument. Cuzzi also called a similar outside strike 3 pitch on Kyle Schwarber in the 7th.