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L 1-6
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W 6-5
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ChC 2 - 4 CWS
Top 8th
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Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees

CHICAGO (AP) Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.

So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League Baseball for a window to speak with the left-hander, and they got him on the phone Monday. When the conversation was over, the blockbuster deal was on.

Chasing their first World Series title since 1908, the Cubs addressed one of their few weaknesses by sending a pricey package of four players to the New York Yankees for Chapman, one of the most dominant relievers in the game, but one who also comes with some risk for a franchise riding a positive wave.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.287
HR: K. Bryant25
RBI: A. Rizzo75
SB: J. Báez8
W: J. Arrieta12
ERA: K. Hendricks2.27
Saves: H. Rondón18
K: J. Lackey133
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 5938.608-
St. Louis 5246.5317.5
Pittsburgh 5147.5208.5
Milwaukee 4155.42717.5
Cincinnati 3860.38821.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (15)
Runs: 494 (4)
Hits: 839 (19)
Home Runs: 124 (12)
Stolen Bases: 41 (20)
OBP: .346 (2)
SLG: .430 (10)
Total Bases: 1417 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.29 (2)
Runs Allowed: 344 (1)
Saves: 19 (25)
Strikeouts: 860 (3)
OpBA: .215 (1)
OBP: .289 (2)
SLG: .352 (1)
Run Support: 5.09 (4)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/25 A. Chapman Traded NY Yankees (for SS Gleyber Torres, five-player deal)
7/25 A. Warren Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
7/24 J. Nathan Removed From 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
7/23 A. Warren Sent to Minors
7/22 A. Almora Jr. Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/9 T. Cahill Right patellar tendinitis (on 15-day DL)
7/6 D. Ross off 7-day DL
7/3 C. Coghlan Right rib cage soreness (on 15-day DL)
6/21 C. Richard off 15-day DL
6/19 D. Fowler off 15-day DL
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