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Wade Davis lone representative for Cubs in 2017 MLB All-Star Game

Wade Davis lone representative for Cubs in 2017 MLB All-Star Game

After having seven selections in 2016, Wade Davis will be the lone representative for the Cubs in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

It's his third career All-Star nomination, and also third straight after participating as a member of the Kansas City Royals in 2015 and 2016.

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Davis ranks tied for fifth in the National League with 16 saves, and is one of two regular closers in baseball who has yet to blow a save opportunity this season. He owns a 2-0 record with a 1.93 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 42 strikeouts to 10 walks in 29 games this season.

Joe Maddon will be managing in the All-Star Game for the second time in his career, and is the first Cubs manager to do so since Dusty Baker in 2003.

Kris Bryant is part of the NL's Final Vote, going up against Miami's Justin Bour, Washington's Anthony Rendon, Colorado's Mark Reynolds and Los Angeles' Justin Turner. 

You can vote here until Thursday at 3 p.m. CT.

Reds pitcher Amir Garrett apparently held a grudge against Javy Baez for a year

Reds pitcher Amir Garrett apparently held a grudge against Javy Baez for a year

Baseball players don't forget grudges. Javy Baez and Reds pitcher Amir Garrett gave an example of that on Saturday.

Garrett struck out Baez in the seventh inning of the first game of the Cubs-Reds doubleheader. Garrett showed some excitement with the strikeout and then said something to Baez. They both started jawing at each other and suddenly the benches cleared.

At first glance, it looked like Garrett was a bit too excited to get a strikeout with no one on base. Turns out Baez had his own bit of swag for Garrett last year (Friday was the one-year anniversary) in the form of a grand slam at Wrigley Field.

This time Garrett got Baez and wanted to even things up a bit.

Things didn't get too feisty despite the benches clearing, but Anthony Rizzo did rush to Baez's side at some speed. This could be a matchup to keep an eye out for in the future.

Cubs Talk Podcast: The greatest Cubs moments at Great American Ballpark

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Cubs Talk Podcast: The greatest Cubs moments at Great American Ballpark

Siera Santos, Kelly Crull, and David DeJesus go into the audio archives to break down the biggest games for the Cubs in Cincinnati.

David DeJesus gives us his top 3 ballgames with such gems as The Schwarber Game, The Kris Bryant Game, Starlin Castro’s debut, and Jake Arrieta’s second no hitter.

Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here: