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The Braves crushed the Cubs 13-4 on Sunday at Wrigley Field, dealing a counterpunch to Saturday's 13-4 Cubs win. The Cubs dropped to 6-9 on the season with the loss.

Former Royals outfielder Brett Phillips was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays during the 2020 MLB season. A native of Seminole, Florida, Phillips grew up a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So when the Kansas City Chiefs faced his team in Super Bowl LV, Phillips made a friendly bet over the outcome with his former teammate, Royals catcher Salvador Perez.Toronto Blue Jays

Freeman got into a rundown in the fourth inning Sunday while attempting to advance from second to third base on a Travis d'Arnaud sac fly. Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward, instead of throwing home, fired a strike to Rizzo, cutting off the throw in the middle of the diamond.

The star infielder is off to a nice start in 2021 with an .876 OPS through 17 games. MLB also shared another impressive stat on Twitter that should have Padres fans excited about Machado’s continued dominance in 2021.

"Just being around those guys every single day is bringing it out of me," Hamilton said Friday, as he made his return from a hamstring-related stay on the injured list. "Just to listen to those guys and how confident they are, a couple of guys that are down struggling a little bit, but you could never tell by their work ethic, their energy, their confidence. It’s like, 'OK, I didn’t have a good game here, wait till tomorrow, I’m going to bounce back.'Tampa Bay Rays

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Niko Goodrum came up in the fifth with two down and runners in scoring position. He and the Tigers bench thought a 3-2 offering from Irvin was low, but home plate umpire Stu Scheurwater disagreed, ending the inning.Baltimore Orioles

“He’s a young Tom Brady,” Peterson said by phone this week, speaking of deGrom. “I really believe Jake is on that path, performing with greatness longer than others. He understands that if he follows the process that has taken him to where he is now, he can stay at that level for a long time.San Francisco Giants

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