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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said he was hoping to avoid the DL, but you can't fool an MRI. "The machine doesn't lie."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez also revealed the team had a meeting prior to last night's loss in which he told his teammates that there is no reason they can't score five runs per game.

Katie Strang 

Spoke to Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer, who was thrilled to get another start on Thursday after making his MLB debut and collecting a win on Friday. Goals for tmrw's outing: stay committed to the fastball, pound the zone, and mix in some changeups vs. lefties. Said that the way Friday's game went, he didn't see any reason to shy away from fastball, but that Thurs may pan out differently. Fulmer knows he has no control over what lies beyond Friday's game but hopes to make a statement and prove he belongs: "That's always my goal. "

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Chicago sweeps! Ben Zobrist's 3-run blast lifts Cubs over NL Central rival Pirates, 6-2, at PNC Park.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good matchup today in Oakland, where Felix Hernandez takes on A's rookie Sean Manaea, making his second start. Felix has struggled with walks but has limited hits and has a 1.38 ERA. Manaea is a big lefty with a 3/4 delivery reminiscent of Chris Sale's and a good slider -- although I'm not going to compare the slider to Sale's.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With Alex Rodriguez on the DL, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has Carlos Beltran batting third and as the DH. Aaron Hicks is in right so with A-Rod's injury, the Yankees improve defensively.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod fue colocado en la lista de lesionados por lesión de la corva derecha; el relevista zurdo James Pazos fue subido al plantel activo.