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5/16 Morning Marquee: Rizzo finds new way to hit, MLB Commissioner search begins


The Chicago Cubs fell 5-3 in the shorten series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon.

It was the first time this season Jason Hammel has not had a quality start, while Anthony Rizzo found a new way to get on bae – bunt. Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and Luis Valbuena each reached base at least three times against Cardinals’ starter Michael Wacha.

The Cubs will begin a three-game day game series against National League Central leading Milwaukee Friday at 1:20 p.m. CT with Jeff Samardzija on the mound and he will be opposed by Kyle Lohse.

Around the league: a search committee has been formed to begin the search for a new MLB commissioner, Dodgers’ shortstop Hanley Ramirez eyes $130 million, Matt Cain earned his first win for the Giants’ this season, and Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout hit his first walkoff home run to build on to his already impressive young career resume.

Chicago Tribune: Bunts pay off for Anthony Rizzo and Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs’ frustration grows as lack of timely hitting earns another loss

ESPN Chicago: Cautious approach with Olt is misguided

CSN Chicago: Cubs: Trade forces lining up with Samardzija, Hammel

CBS Sports: Yadier Molina, Cardinals unhappy with Cubs’ pitches near head

NBC Sports: Hanley Ramirez is seeking in excess of $130 million. Is he worth it?

FOX Sports: Cards’ DeWitt to lead panel in commissioner search

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