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The Cubs make a good little pickup in Austin Jackson, who has hit .314 since the All-Star break. He not only provides center field depth behind Dexter Fowler but could emerge as the starting right fielder with Jorge Soler now on the DL with an oblique strain. Considering Soler's .148 average against offspeed pitches, I'd give Jackson the shot in right, even though he's never played there in the majors.

Cubs score 4, chase RHP Michael Lorenzen

After going down 3-1 to Cincinnati in the top of the frame, Chicago scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to regain the lead at 5-3. Rookies Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant drove in all the runs. Follow live

Cardinals plate 3 in 4th to go ahead

RBI singles from Yadier Molina, Kolten Wong and Mark Reynolds put the Cards up 3-1 over the Nationals in the fourth. The Cards are looking to win their eighth game in nine tries. Follow live

Big Papi's homer the difference in Boston

David Ortiz smashed his 495th career HR over the Green Monster in the fourth to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead over the Yanks. However, he just got caught trying to take third on a wild pitch to end the sixth inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Reds take lead over Cubs in 5th

After a Joey Votto intentional walk found the Reds with the bases loaded, Brandon Phillips hit a 2-run single to put the Reds up 3-1 over the Cubs in the fifth. Follow live

Indians back on top

An RBI double from Ryan Raburn tied the Blue Jays 2-2, and Jerry Sands singled to left to score Raburn and put the Tribe up 3-2. The two are in the top of the eighth. Follow live

Cubs, Reds exchange runs

A solo HR from Dexter Fowler for his second hit of the game gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead over the Reds in the third inning, but the Reds answered back with a run in the fourth. Follow live

Gomes going to Kansas City in trade

Braves OF Jonny Gomes has been traded to the Royals, according to FOX Sports. Gomes is batting .221 with 7 HRs and 22 RBIs this season.

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Josh Donaldson: 29th go-ahead hit this season, extending his major-league lead. Anyone want to guess who ranks 2nd? (NL player)

Big Papi plants one over Green Monster

Jackie Bradley Jr. gunned down Greg Bird at home to get the Red Sox out of a jam in the fourth inning, and David Ortiz continued the momentum with a lead-off solo homer in the same frame. The Red Sox lead the visiting Yankees 3-2. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Mets put runs on the board

After four scoreless innings, the Mets strike first when Michael Conforto homered to left center, then Curtis Granderson homered to right, scoring Bartolo Colón. The Mets lead 3-0 over the Phillies at the top of the sixth inning. Follow live

Betts belts homer, Red Sox lead 2-1

Mookie Betts extended his hit streak to seven games with his 13th homer this season in the third inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Would love to know why the call in the Red Sox/Yankees game was not overturned. Seemed clear Bogaerts was out.

O's Machado gets first MLB start at SS

Manny Machado played shortstop in the minors, but manager Buck Showalter made the position change tonight vs. the Rays in an effort to shake up a club that has lost 10 of 11 games. "Sometimes you're in need of a little different look," Showalter said. Follow live

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Watch: Yankees at Red Sox on ESPN

In the opener of the three-game set, Yanks RHP Ivan Nova faces Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez as New York looks for its fourth win in a row and sits 1.5 games behind the first-place Jays in the AL East. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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