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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

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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.

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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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

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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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It's been a fun week of mascot fails, baseball gaffes and tennis whiffs.


Cain shows off muscle after homer

Royals OF Lorenzo Cain muscled a three-run HR Thursday night, then marveled at his bicep in the dugout.


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#Astros officially activate OF George Springer from the 15-day DL and recall RHP Michael Feliz from Double A Corpus Christi.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees made a procedural move today by placing first baseman Mark Teixeira on the DL. It is retroactive to Aug. 27 and will have no impact on when/if Teixeira returns from his bruised right shin. GM Brian Cashman said in a text the Yankees needed to put Teixeira on the DL in order to bring back reliever Nick Rumbelow. If Teixeira returns, it will be in the middle of September, at the earliest.

Kyle Schwarber out 3-5 days

The Cubs rookie will be sidelined after an MRI revealed a right rib cage strain. Schwarber initially felt the injury Wednesday and was a late scratch that night. He's hitting .270 with 13 HRs this season.

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Dodgers’ Corey Seager (2-for-4): 2nd player this season with multiple hits, runs and RBI in his major league debut, joining Joey Gallo

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Crazy Stat of Day: Last night, Bryce Harper saw 20 pitches and didn't swing once. However…he scored 4 times.

Car-Go is Car-Gone vs. Giants

Carlos Gonzalez homered twice for the second straight night and added four RBIs as the Rockies beat the reeling Giants 11-3.