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Lackey threw seven shutout innings and had his best command Friday.
“We have to have things like a better two-strike approach,” Joe Maddon says.
Hendricks has a 2.31 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break.
Russell has had a setback in his rehab from a right foot injury.
The Cubs will promote reliever Justin Grimm, catcher Victor Caratini, right-hander Dillon Maples and infielder Mike Freeman.
Quintana delivered a quality outing in the Cubs’ 17-3 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
The clubs have remained in constant conversations about Verlander dating back to early July, according to sources.
As injuries have taken a toll on the Cubs, Arrieta has been a constant presence.
Montgomery has allowed just one run in his past 17 1/3 innings.
“Joe has a great track record of his team playing great down the stretch,” Jed Hoyer says.
Giolito threw seven scoreless innings in the White Sox’s 7-1 win against the Tigers on Sunday.
“Knowing each other and trust is definitely huge on a baseball diamond,” James Shields says.
“You just have to stay positive no matter what,” Holland says.
Moncada left with shin splints in his right leg, a trouble that has plagued him lately.
Cooper has been the pitching guru for almost a full generation of White Sox pitchers.
“Anything I can do to help these guys out,” Shields says.
Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada are works in progress but also full of potential.
Giolito went six innings, allowing four runs in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota.
Fulmer struggled with his command, allowing six runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Entering play Monday, Delmonico was hitting .361 with five homers, 11 RBIs and a 1.090 OPS in 17 games.