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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was pleased with the work of his pitching staff on Thursday.


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Tommy Joseph's home run in the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Rockies on Thursday marked his sixth in the month of May.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was either really getting into the 70s/Anchorman theme, or he grew up an Oscar Gamble fan.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs teammates Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward leave Wrigley Field together, both featuring very different takes on the Anchorman theme.


Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Old buddies Jon Lester and John Lackey both went all-out for Joe Maddon's latest Cubs theme trip, this one inspired by Anchorman.


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox clearly don't want David Price wasting bullets in Triple-A. Also, they believe a less-than-100% Price beats fill-in alternatives (Brian Johnson, Kyle Kendrick, Hector Velazquez). "Even if he gives us the 90 pitches in the first few outings," manager John Farrell said, "adding David Price to your rotation is always going to be a positive."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Zippy game at Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Cubs finished their homestand with a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist provided the offense with solo homers off Jeff Samardzija. Eddie Butler and Mike Montgomery held the Giants to a lone, first-inning tally despite combining to strike out just one batter in the game.

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Reds CF Billy Hamilton sped around the bases from first to score the go-ahead run on a Zack Cozart single in the ninth inning of Wednesday's game against the Indians. Cleveland decided to handle Hamilton's speed sooner rather than later by sending him a bag of quicksand as a gift. (Photo Courtesy: @Indians/Twitter)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price will start for Red Sox on Monday in Chicago, according to manager John Farrell.

Joe Kaiser

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Kris Bryant has been hot of late, but his homer on Thursday was quite fortunate to clear the fences. Only two of Bryant's 76 career home runs have been shorter: a 360-footer on Aug. 12, 2015 and a 361-footer on Sept. 9, 2016.

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SS Carlos Correa is batting cleanup in the Astros' starting lineup Thursday vs. the Tigers after missing two games with an illness

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The Reds claimed RHP Jake Buchanan off waivers from the Cubs on Thursday. Buchanan, 27, has 24 career appearances (three starts), posting a 3.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 50 1/3 innings. The Reds also designated 1B/OF Peter O'Brien for assignment and placed LHP Amir Garrett (right hip inflammation) on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

It's only one day, but so far Koda Glover being named the Nats closer looks like lipstick on a pig. Despite taking a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning, Washington couldn't get the game to Glover, as the bullpen allowed three runs in the sixth and another in the seventh en route to a 4-2 series finale loss to the Mariners.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Hall of Fame announced Thursday it will present the Buck O'Neil lifetime Achievement Award to Rachel Robinson July 29 in Cooperstown ceremonies honoring two pioneering African-American women. Journalist Claire Smith is to receive the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions as a baseball writer. Robinson established and headed the Jackie Robinson Foundation, in memory of her late husband, who broke baseball's color line 70 years ago last month. Hall chairman Jane Forbes Clark said, "Rachel Robinson has worked tirelessly to raise the level of equality not only in baseball, but throughout society."

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The young Braves fan who had his baseball confiscated during last night's game ended up doing OK on the deal: