Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night.
Final: Cubs 5, Brewers 2
Anthony Rizzo's 3-run HR put Chicago in front in the 8th, and the Cubs added 2 insurance runs in the 9th to cap off the rally. It was Rizzo's first career go-ahead homer in a game the Cubs trailed in the 8th or later. Box score
The Astros are in a fantastic position to win the AL West title after making their second big deal before the trade deadline.
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Trade news: Houston #Astros have acquired OF Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for four minor leaguers: LHP Josh Hader, RHP Adrian Houser, OF Brett Phillips and OF Domingo Santana. Please welcome Carlos and Mike to Houston! #HTownPride
The Houston Astros made a major statement in their push for a postseason berth Thursday, acquiring outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitcher Mike Fiers in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.
BREAKING: Astros acquire Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers from Brewers in exchange for several prospects. (via CBS Sports)
Carlos Gomez with the quote of the week
Gomez's medical records contributed to the Mets-Brewers trade breaking down, according to multiple reports. To that he said: "I don't have any (physical) problem. I've been playing. I feel sexy." Now, Gomez is on his way to Houston.
Carlos Gomez dealt to Astros
Gomez, a two-time All-Star, is headed to Houston along with Brewers SP Mike Fiers, a night after Gomez was at the heart of a Mets trade that fell through. In exchange for Fiers and Gomez, Milwaukee receives four Astros prospects and slot No. 76 in the 2015-16 international pool.
Carlos Gomez with the quote of the week
Gomez's medical records contributed to the Mets-Brewers trade breaking down, according to multiple reports. To that he said: "I don't have any (physical) problem. I've been playing. I feel sexy."
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Wilmer Flores cried on the field Wednesday night, thinking he had been traded from the Mets for Carlos Gomez. The deal fell through on a wild night of trade talks.
Gomez's agent says Brewer is healthy
Said Scott Boras, who represents Carlos Gomez: "[Gomez] is injury-free. He's playing every day. I have our players examined rigorously. He has no problem whatsoever. He has not seen a doctor for anything other than his hamstring issue. He is getting no treatment, has not asked for treatment." (via Fox Sports)
Silence from Brewers on non-trade
Milwaukee's front office isn't saying much in the aftermath of the Carlos Gomez trade that wasn't. "Trades are not done until announced," Brewers GM Doug Melvin said. (Via @AdamMcCalvy)
UPDATE: Mets GM Sandy Alderson says, "there is no trade. A trade has not and will not transpire." The Mets will NOT acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers in exchange for Wilmer Flores.
A trade that was to send Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez to the Mets for RHP Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores "has not and will not transpire," Mets GM Sandy Alderson said.
BREAKING: Mets acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers in exchange for Zack Wheeler & Wilmer Flores. (via multiple reports)
Mets get Carlos Gomez from Brewers
The Brewers OF is headed to New York in exchange for RHP Zack Wheeler and SS Wilmer Flores, according to multiple reports. Gomez is hitting .262 with 43 RBIs this season.
Hunter Pence doubled in Matt Duffy to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Wednesday.
Giants blank Brewers in series finale
The Giants erupted for five runs on six hits in the seventh of a scoreless game to take two out of three against the visiting Brewers. Box score
Giants take 4-0 lead in seventh
The Giants broke a scoreless tie in the seventh on a Hunter Pence double, Brandon Crawford sac fly and Ehire Adrianza single to bounce Brewers reliever Will Smith after just 1/3 inning. Jonathan Broxton is on the hill with the bases loaded and one out. Follow live
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