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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs RF Jason Heyward is hopeful he can start tomorrow as he rehabs a sore wrist. He addressed reporters while a Mariachi band started playing in the clubhouse in honor of Cinco de mayo.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brett Gardner, who said his elbow is a little sore, will get lose in the cage and said he'll be available off the bench.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

It is going to be another raw night at Camden Yards. The AccuWeather forecast calls for periods of rain during the Yankees and Orioles game. The temperature will be in the low 50s. Bring a park and an overcoat, if you are in town.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs called up relief pitcher Spencer Patton on Thursday after placing righty Neil Ramirez on the bereavement list. Patton pitched very well in spring training and then threw 10 scoreless innings for Triple-A Iowa earning 4 saves before coming up. He's available tonight versus Washington and will wear No. 40.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mychal Antonio Givens, whose mom is Puerto Rican, has elected to pitch for Team Puerto Rico in the 2017 WBC.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs OF Jason Heyward won't start his fourth consecutive game as he nurses a sore wrist. Heyward said it bothers him more in cold weather so maybe Friday he'll return. Temps are expected to be 20 degrees warmer than Thursday night. Recent call up Ryan Kalish will start in LF as Joe Maddon elects a defense first mindset with pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the mound. He pitches to contact. Backups Tommy La Stella and Tim Federowicz also are in the lineup.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is out of the lineup after being hit with a fastball on his right elbow on Wednesday. Starlin Castro moves into Gardner's No. 2 slot in the order, while Aaron Hicks is in left and Dustin Ackley is in right. The ultra-struggling Chase Headley is on the bench against righty Kevin Gausman, as Ronald Torreyes is at third.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Wonder how many times hitters have been intentionally walked right in front of Matt Carpenter. Bases loaded, one out, 2-0 STL.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated last night that he thought left fielder Brett Gardner may not be a player for the next couple of days. The first sign that is the case is that the Yankees have called up outfielder Ben Gamel. Gamel, 23, was hitting .286 with a .709 OPS for Triple-A Scranton. He is a left-handed batter.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Adams, one of the Cardinals' hottest hitters, left today's game with a bruised left knee. Adams had to squat to catch Jaime Garcia's one-hop throw in the first inning and his knee collided with the leg of the runner, Darin Ruff. Adams has a .956 OPS in his last 14 games. The Cardinals are are calling his removal "precautionary."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Another lovely day in Seattle, Washing -- oops, I mean Baltimore.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alienación de Orioles contra Yankees para el tercer partido de la serie, empatada a una victoria por bando

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs v. Nats. Two best records in baseball. Chicago's sweep in Pittsburgh was impressive, but so was Washington taking five of six in St. Louis and KC. Here's a fun fact: If the Nats manage to take 3 of 4 at Wrigley, then despite having managed nearly 5,000 combined games, Dusty Baker and Joe Maddon will have the same exact winning percentage (.528).

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer, who enters his second start tonight after making a successful MLB debut on Friday, knows that any decisions over his immediate future are up to the club's front office, but he would like to make it difficult one. "Obviously, I have no control over that, but I do have control over the outcome of the way I pitch. As long as I put zeroes up and get this team a 'W' that's my ultimate goal." Fulmer is currently the organization's top-ranked prospect

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

A few lineup changes for Tigers heading into tonight's contest vs. the Indians: Mike Aviles in at SS, Andrew Romine at CF. Michael Fulmer to make his second MLB start after impressive MLB debut in Minneapolis on Friday.