The Chicago Cubs breathe a sigh of relief when Starlin Castro hit a home run in the ninth inning to snap their three-game losing streak and an MRI on top prospect Kris Bryant relieved he only suffered a bruise and is day-to-day.
Around the league: Conor Gillaspie hit a grand slam to lead the White Sox past the Blue Jays, the Brewers swept the Dodgers in LA, Orioles avoided a sweep from the Indians, Alex Rodriguez is preparing for next season, Hanley Ramirez‘s contract talks with LA have been tabled, Padres’ Yonder Alonso done for the season with forearm strain, and Cardinals’ ace Michael Wacha threw off the mound for the first time since being on the DL.
Cubbies Crib: Bryant day-to-day with left foot bruise
Daily Herald: The thinking on Hendricks’ thinking: It’s all good
New York Post: Alex Rodriguez prepping for 2015 return
LA Times: Hanley Ramirez returning to Dodgers next season is no sure thing
NBC Sports MLB: Padres’ Yonder Alonso done for the season with forearm strain
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Brewers score early and often in sweep of Dodgers
Chicago Sun-Times: Conor Gillaspie’s grand slam leads White Sox past Jays
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cards hold on to beat Padres 7-6
CBS Sports MLB: Michael Wacha ‘felt great’ throwing off mound for first time since injury