>>Cubs Beat D’backs With Three-Run Ninth
(Chicago, IL) — Anthony Rizzo capped a three-run ninth inning with a walk-off solo home run as the Cubs rallied past the Diamondbacks 7-6 at Wrigley Field. Rizzo’s blast followed David Bote’s two-run homer, which tied the game at six. Rizzo finished with three hits and two RBI for the Cubs, who earned a split of the four-game set. Eddie Butler was credited with the win.
>>Cubs At Cards
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs and Cardinals begin a three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Chicago is 60-and-42, two-and-a-half games ahead of the Brewers for first in the NL Central. Mike Montgomery is scheduled to start for the Cubbies. St. Louis counters with Luke Weaver.
>>Cubs Acquire Hamels From Rangers
(Undated) — The Cubs are attempting to beef up their starting rotation. Chicago has acquired lefty Cole Hamels from the Rangers for multiple low-level minor-league prospects. The 34-year-old is 5-and-9 with a 4.72 ERA this season but does have a 2.93 ERA away from hitter-friendly Globe Life Park.
>>Cubs Place Bryant On DL
(Chicago, IL) — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is finding himself back on the disabled list. Chicago announced the move on Thursday and it’s retroactive to July 24th. Bryant is still dealing with the shoulder inflammation that kept him out from June 22nd to July 11th. He’s started in nine games since then until he aggravated the issue on Monday. Bryant is hitting .276 with 11 homers and 44 RBI this season.
>>Angels Outslug White Sox
(Anaheim, CA) — Francisco Arcia clubbed a three-run homer and drove in four in his Major League debut as the Angels outslugged the White Sox 12-8 in Anaheim. Jose Abreu and Daniel Palka hit two home runs apiece for Chicago, while Avisail Garcia and Nicky Delmonico also went deep. Dylan Covey was tagged for six runs in less than five frames to suffer the loss. The White Sox open a three-game series with the Blue Jays tonight at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chicago is 36-and-66. Reynaldo Lopez toes the rubber for the Sox opposite Toronto’s Marcus Stroman.
>>White Sox Ship Soria To Brewers
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox are moving closer Joakim Soria. Chicago dealt the two-time All-Star to the Brewers for pitching prospects Kodi Medeiros and Wilber Perez. Soria went 0-and-3 with a 2.56 ERA and 16 saves with the Sox this season.