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Cubs promote Jackson, Vitters

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Cubs promote Jackson, Vitters

Prior to the start of Sunday's finale against the Dodgers, the Cubs announced the team is promoting Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters today. Both are expected to play in Los Angeles.

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Patrick Mooney Cubs promoting Jackson and Vitters, expect to see them today at Dodger Stadium.
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Jackson recorded a .256 average throughout the 2012 season, driving in 15 home runs and 47 RBI during his time in Triple-A Iowa. The 24-year-old left hander was drafted in the first round (31st overall) of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft out of University of California, Berkeley.

Vitters has a .304 batting average throughout his 2012 campaign with the Iowa Cubs, recording 17 home runs and 68 RBI in 110 games played. The right-handed third baseman was drafted in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Cypress, Calif.

Today's game begins at 3:10 CST. Stay tuned with Comcast SportsNet and CSNChicago.com's Patrick Mooney for the latest update on Jackson and Vitters.

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 30th homer in 1998

Summer of Sammy: Sosa's 30th homer in 1998

It's the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Sammy, when Sosa and Mark McGwire went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting seasons in American sports history chasing after Roger Maris' home run record. All year, we're going to go homer-by-homer on Sosa's 66 longballs, with highlights and info about each. Enjoy.

Sosa hit the 30-homer threshold on June 21, 1998 in only his 71st game of the season. For perspective, the 2018 Cubs leader in homers on June 21 is Javy Baez with 14 and Mike Trout leads all of baseball with only 23.

At this point, Mark McGwire was ahead of Sosa, but the Cubs slugger was pulling closer. McGwire had 33 dingers on June 21 while Ken Griffey Jr. had 28 and Greg Vaughn had 25.

Sosa' June 21 homer came off Tyler Green and was his 5th blast of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field that year. But the Cubs lost that series, despite Sosa's efforts.

Fun fact: Sosa drove in 10 runs in the three-game series with the Phillies that summer while the rest of his teammates combined for only 9 RBI.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Should the Bulls trade up or down in the draft?

Mark Carman, Hub Arkush, Phil Rogers and Will Perdue join Kap on the SportsTalk Live Podcast.

The guys start by discussing Brandon Morrow's injury that he sustained while taking off his pants... what's the craziest cause for an injury the guys can remember?

Plus, should the Bulls move up or down in Thursday's NBA Draft? Does it make sense to take on a bad contract in a potential deal?

Listen to the full SportsTalk Live Podcast right here: