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2dEddie Matz

Harper wins Home Run Derby in thrilling fashion

Bryce Harper finished the final round of Monday night's Home Run Derby with 19 homers at Nationals Park, winning the contest dramatically in bonus time over Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Kyle Schwarber puts the pressure on Bryce Harper with 18 home runs, including six in the final minute and two more in his bonus round. Schwarber has provided some energy, some fist pumps and some excitement to what has been a terrific Derby.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Who says the Home Run Derby isn't fun? Kyle Schwarber delivers the walk-off knockout punch to Rhys Hoskins, belting his 21st home run on his final swing. That's a new record for home runs in the semifinals -- beating the record Hoskins had just set.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Nobody swings more often than Javier Baez -- over 60 percent of the pitches he sees -- so you'd think he's the perfect guy for the Home Run Derby. He started off slow, but finished with a flourish, including a 479-foot monster blast. He earned 30 seconds of bonus time and smashed two more to finish with 16.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The view from the second deck in right field at Nats Park, where Kyle Schwarber's 448-foot homer - the second longest of his 16 first round bombs - landed.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Kyle Schwarber is trying to become the fourth Cubs player to win the Home Run Derby (Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, Sammy Sosa) and he puts up 14 home runs in his first-round matchup against Alex Bregman. He also got 30 seconds of bonus time for hitting two 440-foot shots and added two more to finish with 16. He's got a little Babe Ruth in him after all -- although more of a young Babe Ruth these days.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A Family Affair: Gadiel, Javy Báez's brother, will be his pitcher during the Home Run Derby tonight.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Tonight's Home Run Derby Field: Aguilar, Báez, Bregman, Freeman, Harper, Hoskins, Muncy, Schwarber. Let's do this!

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Puerto Rican All Stars!

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here are your AL and NL All-Star lineups!

0:49

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his first half after he earned his 12th win on Sunday. He has a nifty 2.58 ERA at the break.

3d

Cubs sweep Padres with 7-4 win

Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs swept the San Diego Padres with a 7-4 win on Sunday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon's first thought when he heard about the firing of Mike Matheny was of him and his family. He's also curious to see how the team reacts under interim guy Mike Schildt. The Cubs host the Cards in a 5 game series out of the all star break: "The personality of the team can change. What they're willing to do, willing to try to do, how they react to situations. All that stuff changes with a new guy. You have no idea how it's going to be. From my perspective I have to get used to a new guy.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs placed Albert Almora Jr on the family medical emergency leave list while calling up David Bote from Triple-A Iowa. He'll play third base on Sunday and bat eighth.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber praised Javy Baez for his work ethic after the latter player became the third since the all-star game began being played in 1933 to have at least 19 HR, 71 RBI and 18 SB prior to the break: "People see the flash and people see the style. In here, we see the toughness and the grit. That's something that he brings to all of us."

2:03

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss playing despite not feeling well on Saturday. He didn't want to sit out because the Cubs were already missing Albert Almora Jr (Bert) due to a family matter. Baez hit his 19th home run while driving in 5 in the Cubs 11-6 win.

4d

Baez homers, drives in 5 as Cubs rout Padres 11-6

All-Star slugger Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and drove in five, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ also went deep and the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 on Saturday night.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs assured themselves of being alone in first place at the all-star break with an 11-6 win over the Padres on Saturday, giving them a 1.5 game lead on the Brewers with one more to play for both teams. Javy Baez continued the best half of his career hitting his 19th home run while driving in 5 for a total of 71 RBI. That's tied for tops in the NL.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish (elbow impingement) says he's making progress and feeling better than earlier in his rehab process and his hopeful to be on a mound against next weekend. Meanwhile, Cubs GM Jed Hoyer reiterated Darvish's injury won't have a major impact on the trade deadline since the Cubs were looking for pitching anyway: “Every piece of information we can gather is helpful. No matter what happens we know we're going to need more pitching to get through the season effectively.”

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs placed Carl Edwards Jr on the paternity list and recalled lefty Rob Zastryzny as Edwards returns to South Carolina for the birth of his child.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Chatwood completed his first half of the season as a Cub with a 5.04 ERA but the team went 10-8 in his starts: "I haven't been good," Chatwood said after giving up 3 runs in 5 IP on Fri. "There have been spots where I've had good but I haven't been very consistent like I know I can be. We won a lot of games I've started so that's a positive. It's (the all-star break) a reset and a chance to get away from it a little bit then get back to work."

1:23

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss his game winning run from first to home on a stolen base in the tenth inning of the Cubs 5-4 win over the Padres on Friday.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4765th
Batting Average.2652nd
On Base Percentage.3451st
Slugging Percentage.4267th
Earned Run Average3.564th
Quality Starts44Tied-20th
WHIP1.3217th
BAA.2306th