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UNDATED (AP) — Injuries continue to play havoc with the pennant dreams of several Major League Baseball teams. A day after pitching aces Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals left games early because of injury, the New York Mets put starter Zack Wheeler on the disabled list because of a stress reaction in his right arm.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox ended a nine-game losing streak today by defeating the cross-town rival Chicago Cubs 3-1 at Wrigley Field. The loss slowed a Cubs' run of eight wins in nine games since the All-Star break, and the loss left the Cubs a half-game behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League's Central Division.
UNDATED (AP) — There are some interleague matchups among the games scheduled in the major leagues tonight. Houston, which has a comfortable lead in the American League's Central Division, visits the Philadelphia Phillies, who are in last place in the National League East. The Minnesota Twins, in second in the AL Central, travel to Los Angeles to visit the NL-West leading Dodgers. Cross-state rivals Cleveland and Cincinnati hook up in Cleveland and the Miami Marlins of the NL East take on the Texas Rangers of the AL West in Arlington, Texas.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will be placed on the physically unable to perform list when the team opens training camp on Saturday. Luck had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder and only began throwing last week. It's still unclear when he will be cleared to practice, but general manager Chris Ballard says he is hopeful that Luck will be activated before the Sept. 10 season opener in Los Angeles against the Rams.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations say former MVP Derrick Rose is meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose is discussing a potential contract with Cleveland, according to the people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. The defending Eastern Conference champions have had serious discussions with Rose and his representatives over the past week.
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