Third baseman Mike Olt took over at first base and Emilio Bonifacio moved from center field to third then Welington Castillo was pulled in the bottom of the fourth because of back stiffness forcing John Baker to enter the game.
Around the league: Blue Jays’ Mark Buehrle became baseball’s first 10-game winner, the Red Sox won their seventh straight, Rangeres’ Yu Darvish struck out 12 to complete a sweep of the Nationals, and the Pirates traded Bryan Morris to the Marlins for a draft pick.
Chicago Tribune: Rizzo’s ejection, injuries to Valbuena and Castillo test Cubs’ depth
Chicago Sun-Times: Samardzija hears trade talk, won’t listen
Daily Herald: The art of announcing baseball and knowing when not to talk
CSN Chicago: Cubs Road Ahead: New York Mets, Miami Marlins
ESPN Chicago: A convincing Castro in starting lineup
NBC Sports: Encarnacion HR helps Buehrle wins 10th as Jays roll
CBS Sports: Red Sox blank Rays for seventh straight win
FOX Sports: Darvish strikes out 12 as Rangers thwart Nationals’ sweep
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cards suffer another ‘ugly’ loss
Cincinnati Enquirer: Reds’ 4-3 win caps off successful road trip
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Bryan Morris traded to Marlins for draft pick