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Cubs take commanding lead in 5th

With the bases loaded once again vs. the D-backs, new Cub Austin Jackson hit an RBI single through the infield and Chris Coghlan became the eighth Cub to draw a walk as he put the Cubs up 8-2 -- and then Anthony Rizzo's second career grand slam happened to make it 12-2. Follow live

Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Russell not missing much today. Even foul balls are smashed. 2 HR's already ...he's up with 2 on 1 out.

Diamondbacks cut into deficit

Phil Gosselin's double to left scored RF Ender Inciarte, who had earlier stolen second and third. The Diamondbacks now trail the Cubs 6-2 in the bottom of the fifth. Follow live

OTD: LHP with no right hand tosses no-no

On Sept. 4, 1993, Yankees LHP Jim Abbott -- who was born without his right hand and played 10 seasons in the majors -- struck out three in a no-hitter vs. the Indians.

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Addison Russell has two HRs -- so far

It's the Cubs SS's first career multi-HR game. He now has 2 career HRs vs. Arizona's Zack Godley, his most against any pitcher. The Cubs lead 6-1 in the fourth. Follow live

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After throwing 60 pitches in a simulated game today, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said his knee felt good. Manager Joe Girardi said that the plan is for Sabathia to return to the rotation, possibly in the next week.

Matt Harvey approaching innings limit

The Mets ace is near the 180-innings limit put in place following his Tommy John surgery. Pedro Gomez explains how the team plans to handle him -- and keep agent Scott Boras out of the decision.

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Diamondbacks put one on the board

Arizona 2B Chris Owings doubled to deep left-center scoring Welington Castillo in the fourth inning. The Diamondbacks trail the Cubs 4-1. Follow live

Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

The Orioles have placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 31, with right shoulder tendinitis.

Cubs extend early lead vs. Diamondbacks

Addison Russell belted a 1-0 pitch into the stands to lead off the second inning, extending Chicago's lead to 4-0. The dinger marked Russell's 11th of this season. Follow live

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees CC Sabathia is throwing a simulated game at the Stadium right now. Sabathia has been on the disabled list since Aug. 24 with a bad right knee. There was some thought Sabathia may not return this season, but Sabathia is giving it a try.

Rookies show patience to put Cubs up

The Cubs found themselves with the bases loaded vs. D-backs RHP Zack Godley, and back-to-back walks from Kris Bryant and Javier Baez put the Cubs up 2-0 in the bottom of the first. David Ross' sac fly made it 3-0 before the inning was done. Follow live

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber is expected to miss 3-5 days with a rib cage strain. Since Aug. 1st, he leads the team with 10 HR, 26 RBI, 29 R.

Astros activate George Springer

Houston gets back its star second-year outfielder after a fractured wrist sidelined him for more than two months. Springer's .822 OPS ranks second for AL-West-leading Houston.

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