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Rizzo homers twice and the Philly Phanatic scares one young fan (0:46)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon made sure to praise home plate umpire and crew chief Jeff Nelson on Wednesday calling him one of the best in the game. But Maddon believes MLB should review the rule which led to Jason Heyward being called out at first base for interference, apparently for veering onto the grass and interfering with a throw. The play was very close and helped thwart a possible big inning by the Cubs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss hitting his two home runs in the Cubs 5-4 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

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Cubs hold on to beat Giants (1:23)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

It got dicey in the ninth but the Cubs held on to beat the Giants 5-4 after Wade Davis gave up a 2-run HR in the ninth inning, his first earned runs given up this season. It took him 34 pitches to get through the inning as an insurance run in the eighth was the difference. Jason Heyward scored after tripling to open the inning. Anthony Rizzo was the hitting star as he homered twice and was on base 4 times.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade Davis just gave up his first earned runs of the season on his 12th pitch to Mac Williamson of the Giants who homered to right field. Davis hasn't pitched in a week and gave up a single before Williamson went deep to right.

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Delle Donne helps Washington defeat former team (0:42)
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Rizzo goes deep twice (0:46)
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Russell's bat takes flight (0:23)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The lefty-lefty matchup didn't work out Wednesday night for the Giants' Matt Moore against Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo. The same thing happened to the Marlins' Wade LeBlanc more than four years ago.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo has seen 3 pitches so far from Matt Moore and deposited two of them in the right field bleachers. It's his 14th multi home run game of his career and first this season. It's also the second time in his career he has two home runs off of left-handed pitching in the same game. (ESPN Stats and Info). Rizzo now has 4 home runs in his last 4 games and 5 in his last 8.

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12hJesse Rogers

Cubs' road trip to highlight '70s, 'Anchorman'

Continuing what is now a couture tradition within the Cubs' clubhouse, manager Joe Maddon and the players will wear 1970s fashions and pay homage to the Will Ferrell flick "Anchorman" on the team's road trip to California.

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D-backs never look back after Lamb's homer (0:20)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has been wanting a Ron Burgundy themed trip when heading out west so this weekend his players will don 70's clothes. Maddon thinks Tommy La Stella would make a good Brick Tamland, the weather man in the Anchorman movies: "They're like two interchangeable guys. I see Brick, I see Tommy. I see Tommy, I see Brick. Put some glasses on Tommy, some sideburns, I got Brick."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his lineup configuration for Wednesday night as he has Javier Baez leading off. He wanted to keep Ian Happ behind Anthony Rizzo while hoping Baez and fellow righty Albert Almora Jr can do some damage to Giants lefty Matt Moore.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs will wear 70's outfits on their upcoming road trip to LA and San Diego. It's their first theme trip of the season as Joe Maddon continues his tradition of keeping things loose. Addison Russell : "The 70's are way over my head so I need some help."

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Delle Donne returns to Chicago, leads Mystics past Sky

After some early butterflies in her first game back in Chicago, where she played four seasons before asking for a trade to Washington earlier this year, Elena Delle Donne scored a game-high 21 points and the Mystics got their first road win of the season.