Jul 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Kendrys Morales (17) hits a two run RBI double in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

7/25 Morning Marquee: Cubs suffer big loss, Mariners reacquire Kendrys Morales

The Padres scored nine runs in the sixth after Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson left the game with cramping in his right hand as the team suffered their worse loss in franchise history at Wrigley Field Thursday night, 13-3.

The Cubs will begin a three-game series against National League Central rival St. Louis Friday at Wrigley Field as they continue their 10-game home stand.

Around the league: Jason Hammel is happy in Oakland, but won’t rule out a return to the Cubs, MLBPA files grievance against Astros in regard to draft pick situation, Mariners bring back Kendrys Morales in trade with Twins, A’s cut ties with Johnson, former closer designated for assignment, and Cardinals starter Lance Lynn among the major leaguers who kicked the habit.

Cubs.com: Jackson exits with cramping in right hand

Chicago Tribune: Javier Baez‘s versatility boosts Cubs’ options

Chicago Sun-Times: Jason Hammel happy in Oakland, but wouldn’t rule out return to Cubs

Daily Herald: 31 special things about Greg Maddux

ESPN Chicago: Jackson no rookie in regard to trade talks

CSN Chicago: Forget farm-system rankings, Theo’s Cubs ‘haven’t done anything yet’

Bleacher Nation: 2015 MLB Draft Competitive Balance Lottery Results: Cardinals Get a High Pick, Because Obviously

NBC Sports MLB: MLBPA files grievance against Astros in regard to draft pick situation

CBS Sports MLB: Mariners bring back Kendrys Morales in trade with Twins

FOX Sports MLB: A’s cut ties with Johnson, former closer designated for assignment

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lynn among the major leaguers who kicked the habit

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Brewers pitchers praise Nashville pitching coach Fred Dabney

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Gene Collier: Avoiding key players helps dodge losing

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