Chicago Cubs News: Cubs lose in Hendricks return; Verlander still in play?

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Kyle Hendricks
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Kyle Hendricks /

The Chicago Cubs got Kyle Hendricks back, but it wasn’t enough as the Chicago White Sox downed the Cubs, 3-1. The Cubs offense was shut down by Miguel Gonzalez, as Hendricks knocked in the Cubs only run.

It was an acceptable return for the Chicago CubsKyle Hendricks as he kept the White Sox to one run for his 4 1/3 innings. His ground out was also the Cubs lone RBI on the afternoon. Miguel Gonzalez went 7 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on seven hits as the White Sox held on for the 3-1 win. Jose Abreau’s double tied the game up in the top of the fifth off Hendricks. Adam Engel‘s home run off the struggling Justin Grimm was the difference in the sixth.

According to Jon Morosi, the Cubs and Tigers are still in talks regarding Justing Verlander and Alex Avila. Now, whether these talks have gone far is one thing. But would the Cubs consider Verlander if the Tigers were willing to eat some of that contract? Or is this just a ploy by Detroit to get more out of the Cubs knowing they have an interest in Avila?

When you look at the MLB Pipeline’s Midseason Top Prospects, you’ll see something strange. The first 11 players are all hitters, a break from the mix of pitchers we normally see. And of those, the Top 8 are international signees. And in case you were curious, there aren’t any Cubs. Well, two formers Cubs made the list.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs don’t show much life in 3-1 loss to Sox’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Cubs still in talks with Tigers on Verlander, Avila’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Hitters rule the MLB 100 Midseason list’ –

‘Biggest questions looming at the deadline‘ – ESPN

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