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Edwin Jackson shown he is deserving of his contract with an 11 strikeout, shutout performance in a 3-0 Chicago Cubs win against the Brewers Saturday.
Around the league: former Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa joined the Diamondbacks’ front office, Rangers’ first baseman Prince Fielder‘s consecutive game streak ended due to a neck injury, the Diamondbacks’ chased Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw for a 18-7 win, the Yankees hit 5 home runs to route the Pirates.
Chicago Tribune: Edwin Jackson in his ‘comfort zone,’ and winning
Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs’ situational hitting a bright spot in 3-0 victory over Brewers
Daily Herald: Astros add veteran, ex-Cub Farnsworth to bullpen
ESPN Chicago: Grimm keeping head up despite struggles
Cubs Den: MLB Draft Notes: Marlins ramping up scouting efforts on Alex Jackson and could Sox pick Nick Gordon?
NBC Sports: Can Kevin Towers coexist with Tony La Russa in Arizona?
CBS Sports: Neck issue ends Fielder’s consecutive games streak at 547
FOX Sports: Goldschmidt, D-backs knock out Kershaw early, rout Dodgers 18-7