Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Cubs’ starter Jeff Samardzija earned his first win Monday with an 8-4 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Around the league: the Mets release Jose Valverde and fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens, the Red Sox snapped their 10-game losing streak, Brewers’ closer K-Rod blew a save for the Orioles came back for the win, and the Pirates reinstate Jason Grilli from the DL.
Chicago Tribune: Homer makes Nate Schierholtz homecoming happier
Chicago Sun-Times: Jeff Samardzija earns first win of season
Daily Herald: Cub shave shown ability to identify pitching bargains
ESPN Chicago: Don’t rush to judgment on Ramirez
NBC Sports: Mets release Jose Valverde, fire hitting coach Dave Hudgens
CBS Sports: Ryu threatens perfect game as Dodgers clip Reds
FOX Sports: Red Sox rally past Braves to end 10-game skid
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: K-Rod blows save; Brewers waste chances
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates reinstate Grilli, demote Sanchez