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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Craig Kimbrel discuss giving up the game winning HR to Matt Carpenter in the 10th inning on Thursday night.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Jack Flaherty is out to start the eighth for St. Louis. He's at 101 pitches and has topped out at 113 this season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Fun note: With Cavan Biggio hitting his 15th home run, the Blue Jays are just the fifth team to have three rookies hit 15 home runs. Only one of those teams had four, however: the 2006 Marlins (Dan Uggla 27, Josh Willingham 26, Mike Jacobs 20, Hanley Ramirez 17).

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Kolten Wong left tonight's game at Wrigley Field with a hamstring injury and his status is listed as day to day. Would be a good time for Matt Carpenter to step up for the Cardinals.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Franmil Reyes slugs a long two-run home run into the left-field seats to give the Indians a 4-0 lead over the Tigers in the fourth inning. With Mike Clevinger cruising so far, it appears Cleveland will finish the season 18-1 against Detroit. Since the leagues split into divisions in 1969, no team has won 18 games against another opponent (the Astros also have a chance to do it against the Mariners).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo was a surprise start for the Cubs on Thursday as he returned from an ankle injury just days after being diagnosed with a moderate sprain while being fitted with a walking boot. Rizzo injured himself fielding a bunt on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers and was supposed to be re-examined next week. The expectation was he would be out for the rest of the regular season. Instead, he was on the field before tonight's game, working with trainers while taking some sprints. He was added to the lineup as the starting first baseman and lead-off man for the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the big weekend series against the Cardinals.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on the disappointment regarding Domingo Germán being put on administrative leave while MLB investigates any violation to their Domestic Violence Policy: "This is something that, baseball aside, this is a bigger issue, obviously. When you hear the words domestic violence, it's one of those things that stops you in your tracks. I give Major League Baseball and the Players Association credit for doing their part in, several years ago, trying to be ahead of this and putting disciplinary action in place, hopefully being part of the solution to what is a problem in our society."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Cards win. Cubs fall a game behind the Brewers in the race for the second NL wildcard. St. Louis w commanding lead for Central title.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone says Dellin Betances got a second opinion on his partial Achilles tear, and the doctor isn't recommending surgery. Betances' season is still effectively over; has to be in a walking boot the next four weeks or so.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on Domingo Germán being placed under administrative leave while MLB investigates a possible violation to the Domestic Violence Policy (stresses the investigation still has to play out.) Boone: “There's no denying the importance of Domingo to our team, so there is that element of we must continue on and continue to press forward. But this is something that touches our society, unfortunately.” In terms of postseason play, Boone says Germán may not be a part of it. All depends on MLB's investigation.