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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Nice gesture by Adrián Beltré, gifting Carlos Santana a signed bat that reads (in Spanish) "Best of luck with your career. God bless you." (Picture courtesy of Carlos Santana)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon dismiss any sense of the Cubs feeling sorry for themselves due to injuries piling up. Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game with an ankle sprain joining a long list of walking wounded.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka is through for the night. He has another good line, but luck was a bit on his side. He went 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits, 2 walks, while striking out 5. With the Yankees up, 8-2, over the White Sox, he is due pick up the win.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his outing on Wednesday where he gave up 8 runs as well as losing catcher Miguel Montero who the Cubs DFA'd.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Twins 4, Red Sox 1: Rick Porcello's nightmare season continues. Porcello gave up two more first-inning runs, allowed another homer and lost for the 10th time in 14 decisions. The Red Sox offense fell flat against Twins lefty Adalberto Mejia and three relievers, mustering only seven hits. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer for the Twins, who remained a half-game off the pace in the AL Central.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Judge does his thing. He just lined a two-run homer for his MLB leading 27th of the year. It is 8-2 Yankees over White Sox in the sixth.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Rookie Tyler Wade doubles for his MLB hit, here in 6th. He drove in a run and then scored to make it, 5-2 Yankees in the 6th.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist (wrist) will join Double-A Tennessee for a rehab stint tomorrow.,

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Mild to moderate ankle sprain for Kris Bryant. Cubs unsure about a DL stint.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

A day after killing the Cubs with speed, the Nats used power to pummel them, getting longballs from Anthony Rendon, Matt Wieters, and Daniel Murphy en route to an 8-4 win. Stephen Strasburg was electric, fanning 13 in seven strong innings to pick up the W.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost 8-4 to the Nationals on Wednesday and perhaps lost MVP Kris Bryant to an ankle injury as well. Bryant stepped awkwardly on third base after catching a pop up and limped off the field while putting little weight on his right foot. The team did not provide an update during the game. Meanwhile, John Lackey gave up 3 HR's to take over the ML lead in that category as he gave up nine hits and eight runs overall. Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 giving up a Willson Contreras 2 run home run but not much else. The Cubs are .500 again at 39-39.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankee rookie Miguel Andujar rocketed his second single, but no RBI this time as Chase Headley was thrown out at the plate.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game, with the help of trainers, limping badly after stepping on third base awkwardly after catching a pop up. It appeared he twisted his right ankle after coming down on the side of the bag.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Rookie Miguel Andujar's career begins in style with a two-run, bases loaded single up the middle off White Sox lefty Carlos Rondon. The Yankees lead the White Sox, 3-0, in the first.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Take that, critics! In his first day up in high Class A, Tim Tebow has homered. Of course he did. Tebow had just three home runs in 214 at-bats in low A -- although after homering twice in his first three games there, he hit just one over his final 61 games. Maybe he's just one of those guys who rises to the moment!

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Stephen Strasburg is electric tonight. The Nats righty has fanned the last six Cubs hitters and has seven K's through three innings. Of his 38 pitches, 30 have been strikes.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

On his first day with the Port St. Lucie Mets, Tim Tebow belted a two-run home run. No, It wasn't technically his debut because it's came in the second game of a doubleheader, but still an impressive introduction to High-A ball.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Back-to-backey off John Lackey. That's what Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters just did at Nats Park. It's the seventh set of B2B bombs for Washington, whose 119 jacks are most in the NL.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

After giving up back to back home runs to the Nationals in the second inning, John Lackey moved into a tie for most HR's given up in baseball this year. No.'s 22 and 23 came from Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Tough loss for the Mariners as the Phillies score twice in the ninth off Edwin Diaz to take both games of a short series at Safeco. Diaz, so impressive as a rookie last year, has been terrible, with eight home runs allowed now in just 31 innings. He needs to work on pitching, instead of just trying to throw 98-mph fastballs past hitters.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

That's eight losses in a row for the reeling Rockies. Yes, the starting pitching has mostly been awful in this stretch, but that was a weak lineup Bud Black threw out there today, with three subs and Ian Desmond and Trevor Story, who haven't been good. They're still on pace for 94 wins, but this is a crushing stretch as far as winning the division.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Tyler Austin, not in the lineup, could be the next Yankee on the DL. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it is possible. If so, Chris Carter just accepted an assignment to go to Triple-A so he could be next.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Upon being told he's 5-for-35 (.143) with eight strikeouts vs. lefties, Hanley Ramirez said, "You're kidding me. I didn't know that for real. So, OK, after this conversation, let's see what's going to happen now. I'll say it: Bring it, OK? I didn't know, I swear. Interesting."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats closer Koda Glover, who hit the DL on June 11 with back issues, said he's dealing with severe rotator cuff inflammation and isn't close to being able to resume throwing. Glover says that he actually experienced the shoulder problems first and that trying to pitch through it resulted in the back injury.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow singled in his second plate appearance today in his debut with the Mets' St. Lucie affiliate in the Florida State League. So he's got that out of the way.