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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Kolten Wong left tonight's game at Wrigley Field with a hamstring injury and his status is listed as day to day. Would be a good time for Matt Carpenter to step up for the Cardinals.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Franmil Reyes slugs a long two-run home run into the left-field seats to give the Indians a 4-0 lead over the Tigers in the fourth inning. With Mike Clevinger cruising so far, it appears Cleveland will finish the season 18-1 against Detroit. Since the leagues split into divisions in 1969, no team has won 18 games against another opponent (the Astros also have a chance to do it against the Mariners).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo was a surprise start for the Cubs on Thursday as he returned from an ankle injury just days after being diagnosed with a moderate sprain while being fitted with a walking boot. Rizzo injured himself fielding a bunt on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers and was supposed to be re-examined next week. The expectation was he would be out for the rest of the regular season. Instead, he was on the field before tonight's game, working with trainers while taking some sprints. He was added to the lineup as the starting first baseman and lead-off man for the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the big weekend series against the Cardinals.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on the disappointment regarding Domingo Germán being put on administrative leave while MLB investigates any violation to their Domestic Violence Policy: "This is something that, baseball aside, this is a bigger issue, obviously. When you hear the words domestic violence, it's one of those things that stops you in your tracks. I give Major League Baseball and the Players Association credit for doing their part in, several years ago, trying to be ahead of this and putting disciplinary action in place, hopefully being part of the solution to what is a problem in our society."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone says Dellin Betances got a second opinion on his partial Achilles tear, and the doctor isn't recommending surgery. Betances' season is still effectively over; has to be in a walking boot the next four weeks or so.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on Domingo Germán being placed under administrative leave while MLB investigates a possible violation to the Domestic Violence Policy (stresses the investigation still has to play out.) Boone: “There's no denying the importance of Domingo to our team, so there is that element of we must continue on and continue to press forward. But this is something that touches our society, unfortunately.” In terms of postseason play, Boone says Germán may not be a part of it. All depends on MLB's investigation.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

With Domingo Germán being placed on administrative leave, the Yankees announce they signed RHP Michael King (#73) to a Major League contract and selected him to the active roster.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Statement from the Yankees on Domingo Germán: "We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner's Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence. We support this policy which reinforces that domestic violence has no place in our society and cannot be tolerated. We have followed the lead of Major League Baseball and will continue to provide our complete cooperation throughout the investigative process. We reserve any further comment until the investigation reaches its conclusion. All questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Office of the Commissioner.”

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB announces Domingo Germán was placed on Administrative Leave under the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy, and has commenced an investigation into the matter. Per the policy, the initial period of Administrative Leave may last up to seven days, barring an extension.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Ronald Acuña Jr. slams his 40th home run to give the Braves a 2-0 lead to reach the first part of his 40-40 goal. He's the third player to hit 40 home runs in his age-21 season or younger, joining Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott, and he's three stolen bases away from a historic 40-40 season.

Bradford Doolittle @bbdoolittle

The Cubs' last-second lineup machinations set off a joyous kerfluffle in the Wrigley Field press box I wish everyone could have seen.