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5/23 Morning Marquee: Rizzo tops Padres, Sale dominate in DL return

Anthony Rizzo homered to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Padres in the first game of their 10-game road trip.

Top Cubs prospects Jorger Soler and Pierce Johnson will head to the disabled list, Soler with a hamstring injury and Johnson a calf injury. Kris Bryant as taken it upon himself to lead the injury battled Double-A Tennessee Smokies to victory while Javier Baez is working out of a recent slump.

Edwin Jackson (3-3, 3.98 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs and will be opposed by Padres’ right-hander Tim Stauffer (1-0, 2.41 ERA) in Game 2.

Around the league: Chris Sale dominated in the Yankees in his return from the DL, the Dodgers released catcher Miguel Olivo following ear-biting incident at Triple-A Albuquerque, and Rangers’ first baseman Prince Fielder will have neck surgery that will likely end his season.

Chicago Tribune: Tunney opposes Ricketts revamp on Wrigley

Chicago Sun-Times: Wrigley renovations couldn’t hurt Cubs’ rebuilding efforts, players say

Daily Herald: Samardzija makes history – for all the wrong reasons

ESPN Chicago: Enough talk, time to start fixing Wrigley

CSN Chicago: Cubs: It’s finally starting to click for Javier Baez

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NBC Sports: Prince FIelder scheduled to undergo neck surgery, expected to miss rest of season

CBS Sports: Dodgers release Miguel Olivo following ear-biting incident

FOX Sports: White Sox lefty nearly flawless in return from DL, stymies Yankees

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  • nick

    Baez had a slow start in Daytona last year as well. He usually heats up along with the weather and by the early summer he gets hot. Could explain why he also has had two very successful spring trainings at the plate. He seams to like the warm weather.