7/21 Morning Marquee: Anthony Rizzo ties career HR total, MLB trade deadline looms


Anthony Rizzo tied his career high home run total with his 23rd of the season, and made an incredible diving catch into the camera well, but the Chicago Cubs fell 3-2 and the Diamondbacks completed the three-game sweep of them to start the second half.

Ryan Sweeney also showed great defense, covering ground in center field and also making a diving catch to rob Paul Goldschmidt of a two-run extra-base hit in the later innings.

The Cubs have an off day Monday before hosting the San Diego Padres in a three-game series at Wrigley Field.

Around the league this week: the Astros failed to sign the number one overall pick Brady Aiken, the Padres traded away their ace Huston Street in a six-player deal with the Angels, Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo, and A.J. Burnett trade rumors began to swirl.

Chicago Tribune: Rizzo looks for young players to step up

Chicago Sun-Times: Rizzo gives Cubs a scare with catch

CSN Chicago: Cubs in for a long second half after getting swept in Arizona

Daily Herald: Some uniform advice for Brewers, Padres from Len Kasper

SB Nation: MLBPA ‘exploring all legal options’ regarding Brady Aiken, Astros

Sports on Earth: Uggla Ending

NBC Sports MLB: Reds interested in Marlon Byrd and Antonio Bastardo

ESPN Sweetspot: Price, Zobrist thriving as deadline looms

FOX Sports: Orioles’ Jones loses track of outs; A’s Cespedes strolls home

USA Today: What are the early returns of MLB instant replay

Sports Illustrated: Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis takes offense to Colby Rasmus‘ bunt

Boston Globe: On Lester, no easy solution for Red Sox

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