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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Fenway is decorated with '34' mowed into the grass in center field and posted on the on-deck circles. David Ortiz will be 10th person to have number retired by Red Sox, joining Ted Williams (9), Joe Cronin (4), Bobby Doerr (1), Carl Yastrzemski (8), Carlton Fisk (27), Johnny Pesky (6), Jim Rice (14), Pedro Martinez (45), Wade Boggs (26).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The stage is set for the Big Papi number retirement ceremony at Fenway!

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Almost two months after shredding his knee, Nats centerfielder Adam Eaton is finally walking on his own. Today he moseyed over to his locker, sat down with next-door neighbor Wilmer Difo, and dropped some wisdom. Difo, a middle infielder who was called up today, is starting in CF in place of ailing Michael Taylor. In seven-plus years of professional baseball, Difo has played a grand total of 14 innings in the outfield.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks should throw either Saturday or Sunday as he recovers from tendinitis in his right hand. The Cubs want him pain free. They are hopeful he'll be back before the all-star break.

Andrea Pelkey ESPN Producer 

Adding #34 to the facade at Fenway Park tonight. David Ortiz's number will join Doerr, Cronin, Pesky, Yastrzemski, Williams, Rice, Boggs, Fisk, Martinez and Robinson over right field.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia wasn't in the Red Sox's original lineup and was supposed to be "available in an emergency situation." But Pedroia was added to the lineup a few minutes ago. He's batting second, playing his usual second base on David Ortiz Night at Fenway Park.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his lineup and the value of Jon Jay.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Jay discuss all the S.Florida natives in the lineup tonight like himself, Albert Almora and Anthony Rizzo. Jay says he's cool with the "Miami Vice" outfield tonight.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Even Blue Man Group is at Fenway to celebrate Big Papi's number retirement!

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug Fister will start Sunday. Red Sox sent scout Eddie Bane to see him in Triple-A. Recommendation was that he could help. Dave Dombrowski referred to him as depth pitcher at reasonable cost.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox also are taking a flier on third baseman Jhonny Peralta, agreeing with him on minor-league deal. He will report to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Spoiler alert: There's a '34' under that red cloth. Red Sox are asking fans to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. for the David Ortiz number retirement ceremony.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo will lead off his 10th straight game on Friday as Joe Maddon has 4 lefties in the lineup against righty Jose Urena of the Marlins. Jon Jay is in LF with Ian Happ in right and Miguel Montero behind the plate. The Cubs are 29th in baseball against righties with a .234 batting average.

Buster Olney ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mets are open for business, at a time they are 12 games out in the NL East and 14 1/2 games behind the Rockies in the race for the second wildcard. They are ready to take offers for Granderson, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Asdrubal Cabrera, other veterans right now.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Six years after trading for Doug Fister in a deal that helped propel the Detroit Tigers to a division title, Dave Dombrowski has reacquired him for the Red Sox. Fister, a 33-year-old right-hander, will represent starting rotation depth for Boston. He recently opted out of a minor-league contract with the Angels after three Triple-A starts.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

The Reds' rotation makeover gets underway, with Luis Castillo (No. 94 on Keith Law's Top 100 prospects) going tonight and Homer Bailey coming off the DL tomorrow. With their MLB-worst 6.12 ERA from the rotation, there's nowhere to go but up.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It looks like the Mariners will climb over .500 for the first time all season as Robinson Cano cracks a grand slam off Francisco Rodriguez to give them a 9-3 lead. Cano actually shook his head on contact, thinking he had just missed it, but the ball sailed just over the fence. Did somebody say the balls might be full of rabbits?

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Adding injury to insult, Chase Headley was unavailable tonight due to back spasms. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is unsure if Headley can play Friday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss his outing on Thursday where he kept the Marlins to 1 run over 7 innings. He said he had "low energy" for some reason but it didn't impact him. He also explains his short hair cut.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Jake Arrieta's night at the plate and on the mound in the Cubs 11-1 win over the Marlins.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have lost eight of their last nine games. The latest defeat, a 10-5 loss to the Angels, came in embarrassing fashion as the Yankees blew an early 5-1 lead. The one bright spot, as usual, was Aaron Judge, who hit a three-run homer in the second. It was his MLB-leading 25th of the year.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs jumped all over Marlins pitching compiling 16 hits en route to a 11-1 blowout win. Both Addison Russell and Ian Happ had four hits a piece while Russell, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras all went deep. Only Albert Almora Jr and newcomer Mark Zagunis failed to get a hit among the starting nine as even Jake Arrieta contributed with two base knocks. But it was his pitching which stood out even more as he lasted 7 innings for the first time since April 9. He gave up a HR to Marcell Ozuna on a 3-0 pitch in the second then shut the door on the Marlins who managed 6 hits off him without a free pass.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Dellin Betances just gave up a go-ahead RBI single to Albert Pujols in the seventh. Pujols drove in Cameron Maybin, who had stolen second and reached thrid on a Gary Sanchez throwing error. It is 6-5, Angels over the Yankees in the 7th.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell and Ian Happ each have 4 hits as the Cubs are blowing out the Marlins. Russell has two doubles, a HR and a single as the Cubs top five hitters in the lineup have combined for 12 hits, 3 walks and 9 runs driven in. It's Happ's first, 4 hit game of his career.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Judge just nailed a three-run homer. It is his MLB leading 25th of the season to make it 5-1 Yankees over the Angels in the second .