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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon will make out two lineups for Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals as he awaits word on Jason Heyward's sore wrist. Heyward took some swings on Wednesday in the cage but missed his third straight game. Maddon is hopeful he'll be avail on Thursday night,

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Looking at Accuweather, it's going to be frosty at the Cell, with strong winds to right field making the temperatures feel more like the 30s than the 40s. Hard stuff from Carlos Rodon and Clay Buchholz in tonight's White Sox-Red Sox game will definitely sting on contact with the bat.

Wilbon: Cubs can get 110-118 wins

Michael Wilbon thinks the Cubs could break the regular-season wins record (116) -- provided the team stays healthy.


Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

There's more to earning $161 million than just hitting bombs. Orioles slugger Chris Davis has more "good fielding plays" so far this season than any first baseman in baseball (19). And since the start of 2014, his 13 defensive runs saved is tops among AL 1B's.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As far as glowing endorsements go, this wasn't one of them. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked about the possibility of calling up Nick Swisher to replace Alex Rodriguez. Of Swisher, Girardi said, "He is doing OK." Swisher is hitting .306 with an .801 OPS for Triple-A Scranton. There is a question if he can still run well enough to play the outfield. He could possibly play once a week at first base and DH, but at this moment Girardi doesn't seem that interested. The Yankees called up reliever James Pazos because they are in the midst of playing 20 games in a row. A-Rod doesn't play the field so he didn't really need to be replaced externally.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Dressed in his zany suit costume Ben Zobrist discusses Jon Lester getting out of a bases loaded jam as well as his HR in the Cubs 6-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.


Rodriguez injury is bad news for Yanks

In regards to Alex Rodriguez's hamstring injury, which will send him to the disabled list, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had this to say: "It is definitely worrisome." And based on these numbers, we can see why.

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Lester throws glove and ball ... again

Last season, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggled to retrieve the ball from his glove and threw the entire glove with the ball inside to Anthony Rizzo for the out. On Wednesday, the two connected again on almost the same play.


Bryce Harper smacks 10th home run

The 2015 NL MVP got in on the Nationals' 13-2 rout of the Royals with this dinger to right.