8/7 Morning Marquee: Carlos Gonzalez show, Cliff Lee done for season


Carlos Gonzalez fell a triple shy of the cycle in his return to the lineup, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak with a 13-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

Arismendy Alcantara hit hush third home run of the season while Javier Baez went hitless in his second major league game. Jake Arrieta, who had not allowed more than four runs in a game this season, gave up nine runs on 13 hits. The nine earned runs allowed matched a career high.

Around the league: Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa defends the Arizona Diamondbacks hitting Andrew McCutchen, the Royals won their fifth straight series, Phillies Cliff Lee done for the season but won’t need elbow surgery, and the Brewers have lost eight straight.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs search for leadoff hitter begins in earnest soon

Chicago Sun-Times: Chris Coghlan quietly making a case for himself

ESPN Chicago: Hoyer: Struggles will be good for Baez

CSN Chicago: Rockies chase Arrieta in route of Cubs

NBC Sports MLB: La Russa defends the Dbacks’ plunking of Andrew McCutchen

CBS Sports MLB: Royals win fifth straight series

FOX Sports MLB: Report: Phillies LHP Lee done for season but won’t need elbow surgery

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Brewers’ pitching woes dig too deep of a hole for offense

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