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Cubs' Lester on DL due to lat, shoulder

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CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs got an encouraging report on Jon Lester before placing the ace left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Friday.

Lester was examined by team physician Dr. Stephen Gryzlo after he left Chicago's 13-10 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday in the second inning. He was diagnosed with tightness in his left lat and general shoulder fatigue, but his shoulder and side were deemed structurally sound.

"I think the big thing is just the overall performance was not there," Lester said. "This is something that we tried to manage and get through. It just got to a point where you're doing a disservice to your team by going out there and not being able to perform.

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Yawkey group upset with Henry's plan

BOSTON (AP) A foundation set up by the former owners of the Boston Red Sox says its "disheartened" its namesake has become embroiled in the national controversy over racially divisive monuments.

The Yawkey Foundations said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that Jean and Tom Yawkey's philanthropy was "color blind" and their generosity benefitted thousands of disadvantaged children of all backgrounds.

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Nats' Scherzer scratched with sore neck

SAN DIEGO (AP) Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start Friday night due to a sore neck and the Washington Nationals turned to left-hander Matt Grace to face the San Diego Padres.

Manager Dusty Baker announced the move about two hours before first pitch.

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Arrieta, Baez key Cubs' win over Jays

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Arrieta may never duplicate the second half he had two years ago in winning the NL Cy Young Award.

The Cubs don't care.

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BoSox P Pomeranz exits with back spasms

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox lefthander Drew Pomeranz left Friday night's game against the New York Yankees in the middle of a batter with back spasms.

With a light rain falling most of the early innings, Pomeranz pulled up after throwing his second pitch to Chase Headley in the fourth. After talking with manager John Farrell and the training staff, Brandon Workman was called in from the bullpen to relieve him.

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Indians activate LHP Miller from DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona figured his tired team could use a morale boost in the midst of a long road trip, so he had a DJ spinning records and a pop-a-shot basketball game waiting in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium on Friday.

The Indians got another big lift when Andrew Miller walked through the doors.

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Royals put Soria on DL due to oblique

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have placed reliever Joakim Soria on the disabled list with a left oblique strain and recalled right-hander Kevin McCarthy from Triple-A Omaha.

Manager Ned Yost says Soria had been dealing with stiffness in his left side for about two weeks, but had been able to pitch relatively effectively. That ended Tuesday in Oakland, when Soria surrendered four runs on four hits while getting only one out.

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Nats' Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated.

In the letter to columnist Barry Svrluga, the 63-year-old Lerner wrote:

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Twins put Grossman on DL after collision

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have recalled catcher Mitch Garver from Triple-A Rochester and placed outfielder Robbie Grossman on the 10-day disabled list with a broken left thumb.

Garver, who also has played first base and left field for the Red Wings, joined the Twins on Friday. He ranks second in the International League with a .928 on-base-plus-slugging percentage and is batting .291 with 29 doubles, 17 home runs and 45 RBIs in 88 games.

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