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>>NBA Personality, Criag Sager Throws Out First Pitch At Wrigley Field

 

Thanks in part to a complete game from Jon Lester, the first-place Cubs beat the Dodgers at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night (CHC 2, LAD 1). Kris Bryant's two-run home run was the decisive blow.

 

Before the game, NBA reporter Craig Sager tossed out at the first pitch. Sager, who grew up in the Chicago suburbs, is well know for his quirky mannerisms and colorful suits, among other things.

 

Sager, 64, has been battling acute myeloid leukemia since 2014. He's been undergoing aggressive treatment that has included 21 bone marrow biopsies to date since the diagnosis.

 

Ken Berger of CBS Sports recently wrote about Sager and his battle with cancer, and the way it affects his work. Spoiler: He doesn't let it.

 

>>Cubs Dominating Early All-Star Voting

 

Wednesday it was the National League's turn at the first update on the National League All-Star Game fan vote.

 

The Chicago Cubs presently have locked down five of the eight starting slots, including first baseman Anthony Rizzo and his NL-leading vote tally. As well, the Cubs are within spitting distance in the outfield and at catcher. This is all as you would expect from a popular team that's played .700 ball thus far. Elsewhere, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is angling for his eighth straight All-Star appearance.

 

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot -- available exclusively via MLB.com, team sites and mobile devices -- will be accessible through June 30, at which point this phase of the voting will end. The 2016 All-Star Game is scheduled for July 12 in San Diego's Petco Park.

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