4/10 Morning Marquee: Cubs win, Josh Hamilton out six weeks


Sep 26, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter

Josh Hamilton

(right) sits with manager

Mike Scioscia

(left) during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

After a tough loss in the series opener on Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs bounced back with a big win on Wednesday at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates, thanks to back-to-back home runs from Mike Olt and Junior Lake. Despite some late-inning struggles, the club held on for a 7-5 win.

Jason Hammel pitched well in his first start at Wrigley Field, picking up his second win of the young season, and Emilio Bonifacio added two more hits, keeping his season average at an even .500.

In other news around the league, Angels slugger Josh Hamilton will be out into June after sustaining an injury sliding into first base, Ervin Santana dazzled in his first start as a member of the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays starter Matt Moore has a torn UCL which may require Tommy John surgery.

Here’s the latest from the world of Major League Baseball.

“Matt Moore has torn UCL; may require surgery” – CBS Sports

“Josh Hamilton to miss 6 to 8 weeks” – ESPN Los Angeles

“Junior Lake and Mike Olt go back-to-back in win” – Cubbies Crib

“V-Mart’s homer takes Nathan off hook in LA” – MLB.com

“Ortiz’s home run rallies Red Sox at home” – ESPN