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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon was surprised by the huge ovation hometown guy Anthony Rizzo got from the Marlins crowd when he pinch hit in the ninth inning on Saturday: "I was looking around," Maddon said. "Did someone walk in the door? Was it ARod and JLo? I didn't know who came in at that point. No, it was Anthony. That was pretty cool."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his outing in the Cubs 5-3 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Marlins 5-3 as they've taken 2 of the first 3 in the weekend series. The big hit came in the sixth when Javier Baez went to right field for a 2 run double as Cubs hitters went the opposite way three times that inning off a righty. That hasn't happened often enough this season. Jon Lester gave up a 3 run home run in the first inning then retired 13 in a row before giving way to the bullpen which sealed the deal.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Corey Kluber has struck out 10 batters in 3 straight games, tying the franchise-record streak for 10-K games within a season, according to Elias. The others? Sam McDowell (Five times), HOFer Bob Feller (twice), CC Sabathia and Chuck Finley.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Since giving up a first inning HR, Jon Lester has retired 13 batters in a row. It's taken him 35 pitches to get through the last 3 innings after needing 40 to get through the first two.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Wilson Ramos' activation from the DL to slot in immediately behind the plate for the Rays might seem surprising since it triggered the DFA of Derek Norris, especially when injuries have pressed DH Corey Dickerson into action in LF. But Ramos did throw out 2 of 7 SB attempts in nine minor-league rehab starts behind the plate. If he's ready to both catch and rake -- big if's -- he'll give the Rays' offense another big righty bat to balance against the huge years lefties Logan Morrison and Dickerson are delivering.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

In yet another indication how different this season is for the Cubs, Jon Lester just gave up his fourth multi run HR in 2017 which is one more than he gave up all of last year with men on base.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Franklin Barreto homered in his debut, and Jaycob Brugman and Matt Olson added their first career homers as well to become the first trio in MLB history to hit their first HRs in the same game. Will that add up to enough runs to get fellow rookie Daniel Gossett his first career win?

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said he doesn't expect Ben Zobrist (wrist) back in the lineup for their next series in Washington. He's in Chicago getting treatment right now and could go on a rehab assignment before returning.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss getting a day off on Saturday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs lefty Brett Anderson (back) to start a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo gets a day off on Saturday as Jon Jay will lead off for the Cubs. Kris Bryant plays first base with Javy Baez at third while Mark Zagunis gets a second start in right field. Willson Contreras is behind the plate for Jon Lester.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Calling up Franklin Barreto is interesting for its timing. The A's No. 1 prospect in Keith Law's pre-season ranking (No. 56 on the top 100) put up a decent, not amazing .754 OPS in Triple-A. Top prospects usually don't shuttle up and down, but it might look like the window at shortstop is open between Chad Pinder's strained hamstring and Marcus Semien's rehab -- unless the A's want to shake up baseball's worst defense by making some position switches, or act on those Jed Lowrie trade rumors.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it very apparent he had little use for first baseman Chris Carter. The Yankees have designated Carter for assignment, calling up Tyler Austin. Austin figures to see a lot of time at first until Greg Bird comes back. Bird (ankle) is hoping to begin a new rehab soon. Carter was hitting .204. The Yankees will owe him the remainder of his $3.5M.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Bryce Harper chose a good time for his first hit. The Nats slugger's 10th inning single - his only knock of the night - gave his team a 6-5 win over the Reds. The hit, combined with five scoreless innings from the beleaguered Washington bullpen, helped the Nationals keep their 9.5-game cushion over second-place Atlanta. It's Harper's third walk-off hit this season, tied for most in MLB.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his outing against the Marlins on Friday. He tossed his second straight quality start in the 2-0 loss.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 9, Angels 4: Hanley Ramirez picked a perfect way to pay tribute to David Ortiz. Ramirez belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Sandy Leon added a two-run shot in the sixth to lift the Red Sox to a series-opening victory after retiring Ortiz's No. 34. But the most encouraging development for the Sox was the performance of Rick Porcello, who tossed six strong innings before allowing three runs in the seventh.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

No Adam Eaton, no Jayson Werth, no Michael Taylor, no problem. Nats rookie outfielder Brian Goodwin has gone deep twice tonight. He now has six bombs in June. That's more than Bryce Harper. And Ryan Zimmerman. And Daniel Murphy. And anybody else on the Nationals.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost to the Marlins 2-0 despite outhitting them 6 to 3 as a season long trend against right handed pitching continued. They mustered a couple rallies against starter Jose Urena but never got the big two out hit they needed. Giancarlo Stanton did produce a big one, though, as he crushed a HR off John Lackey for the first run of the game. The Cubs hit into three double plays including one to end the game.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Another short-ish night for Nats hurler Stephen Strasburg, who exits after allowing the Reds five runs on eight hits in five frames. After going six-plus innings in 13 of his first 14 starts this year, Strasburg has failed to go six in each of his last three outings.

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Masahiro Tanaka: Did not allow a run in the 1st inning tonight. He's still had more starts where he's allowed a 1st-inning run (8) than starts where he has not allowed a 1st-inning run (7).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey gave up his 22nd HR this season and it was no cheapie as Giancarlo Stanton crushed a ball with an exit velocity of 112.4 mph, yet its only Stanton's 6th hardest HR hit this year. It traveled 458 ft, according to statcast.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz says he has been in touch with ex-teammates but has intentionally avoided coming around the Red Sox's clubhouse because he doesn't want to be in the way. He knew his retirement would impact the team and didn't want to be a distraction.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

David Ortiz on what will be his next role with the Boston Red Sox after "staying away" from the team since retirement.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz: "I remember when I took batting practice at this field, I always tried to hit those numbers (on right-field facade). Big Papi was emotional before giving a speech.