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.
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
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