ASTROS 5, YANKEES 1: In New York, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer against his former team and Lance McCullers Jr. pitched four-hit ball over six shutout innings to lead Houston past New York, the Astros' fifth straight victory.
The play occurred with Chicago trailing 3-1.
If he waits a little longer to do it for Saturday's late-afternoon meeting with the St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium, there's a good reason. It might spell doom for Brett Anderson. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
But the Cardinals have embarked on one of their most impressive runs during that span, recently completing a 6-0 trip and winning 16 of their last 21 games despite their annual spate of injuries to take over first place in the NL Central. Santana (6-1) walked a season-high five and struck out four, lowering his ERA to 1.50.
TRAINER'S ROOM: Cubs: INF Addison Russell wasn't scheduled to play for the second consecutive game with a sore right shoulder but pinch hit in the eighth and drew a walk.
The Cubs starter was removed after walking Greg Garcia with two outs in the bottom of the sixth on 112 pitches.
The hit was the fourth in 15 career at-bats for Lester off Martinez, while he is just 8-for-157 against every other pitcher in his career. They're also 2-5 in their last seven road games and 2-5 in their last seven games when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game. He's 3-3 with a sparkling 1.96 ERA in 10 career starts against the Cardinals.
Necropolis With at Least 17 Mummies Unearthed in Egypt
Animal and bird coffins were also found according to the ministry, but as of yet the mummies have not been dated. The Touna el-Gabal site dates back to the Greco-Roman period between the third century BC and third century AD.
Pilgrims descend on Fatima ahead of Pope's visit
In a video message on the eve of his departure, Francis urged all faithful to join him, physically or spiritually, in Fatima. He has cautioned against such tales of near-daily visions, however, and has said devotion must be to "the real Madonna.
Red Sox salvage final game with Brewers (AUDIO)
Third baseman Josh Rutledge was tagged for a throwing error on an infield grounder by Longoria, and that opened the door. Red Sox INF Marco Hernandez (left shoulder subluxation) may be headed for season-ending surgery, per Farrell.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo stood in the batter's box with runners on first and third with one out.
Contreras, who had 12 home runs in 2016, hit solo homers in the second and fourth innings.
The Cardinals' Saturday game against the Chicago Cubs got off to a bit of an interesting start.
Should the Cardinals go with Martinez, the Cubs will have their hands full.
Following their loss on Saturday, the Cubs have now fallen to 18-18 on the season and will have Jake Arrieta on the mound Sunday in a rubber match. Martinez has posted a 2.79 ERA, in his last three starts, and after struggling, over a few starts earlier this season, has looked like the ace that he is. Pham hit second on Friday.
The Chicago Cubs, playing without their leading hitter Kris Bryant (stomach bug) (.299 BA, 7 HR, 18 RBI) parlayed six hits into three runs.
Happ, 22, is rated by MLB.com as the Cubs' No 2 prospect and 23rd in all of baseball.