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Lackey records 2,000th career strikeout

John Lackey reached the milestone as he struck out 11 in an 8-6 win over the Nationals.

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Miggy brings Indians fan into that hug life

After tracking a foul ball into the stands, Miguel Cabrera decides to have a little fun by surprising an unsuspecting Cleveland fan with a hug.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo had no doubts about his home run on Friday though it hugged the foul pole in right and needed to be reviewed. His was just one of four the Cubs hit in an 8-6 win over the Nationals on Friday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist is on fire collecting his 6th career multi homer game on Friday as he's gone deep four times in the last three games. He helped the Cubs to an 8-6 win.

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Yasiel Puig lives on the edge. Literally. [Credit: Yasiel Puig/Twitter]

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs run differential now plus-98. That's the best by any team in the World Series era. Think about that. They're pretty good apparently

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starter John Lackey struck out 11 in an 8-6 win over the Nationals on Friday. One of those 11 was his 2000th career strikeout.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite more rain today, Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn't want to talk about how a potential washout on Friday might affect the weekend schedule: "Every time I start playing the 18th hole before I get there, I have a problem with the 16th hole."

David Payne Purdum @DavidPurdum

FanDuel, DraftKings, NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL were invited to testify at Congressional hearing on daily fantasy. All declined, per source.

Pedro Gomez MLB 

If you saw my post, with video, from @cubs pitcher Jason Hammel catching passes before Friday's game, here are the NFL wide receiver gloves he uses. Grew up in Pittsburgh but a huge @Danmarino fan.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon reminds everyone Wrigley Field plays two different ways. On Friday it played small as the wind blew out for the first time this season in a Cubs 8-6 win over Washington.

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Pedro Gomez MLB 

Joe Maddon on the summer temps and wind blowing out today at Wrigley, opposite of Thursday night, when temps were in the 40s: "It's amazing. We play in two different ballparks."