Hanley Ramirez hit his first career walk-off home run, a three-run blast with two outs in the 12th inning to lift Los Angeles to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.
Around the league: legendary Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren died, Paul Goldschmidt was placed on 15-day DL with a fractured left hand, Jim Thome officially retired with Cleveland, Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes beat the Royals in A’s debut, and Justin Masterson won his debut for the Cardinals.
Cubbies Crib: Dodgers top Chicago Cubs on Ramirez’s 3-run HR in extras
Chicago Tribune: Bosio believes Cubs have a lot to play for down stretch
Daily Herald: MLB trade deadline touches all bases
CSN Chicago: Cubs starting to think big, will make pitching No. 1 priority
NBC Sports MLB: Paul Goldschmidt placed on 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand
CBS Sports MLB: Thome officially retires as an Indian with one-day contract
FOX Sports MLB: Lester beats Royals in A’s debut with help from Gomes
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Legendary career of Braves’ Pete Van Wieren
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cards back Masterson for win in debut