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Cubs Split Thursday Games; Sox Deal Beckham

 width=>>Cubs Top Giants In Resumption

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs held off the Giants 2-1 on Thursday in the resumption of Tuesday's game that was initially called a Chicago win. San Francisco protested the result and won. The game picked back up in the fifth inning with the Cubs up 2-0. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning to power the Cubs. Starter Tsuyoshi Wada [[ soo-yo-shee wah-duh ]] threw five innings of shutout ball for the win. Hector Rondon [[ ron-DOAN ]] added his 19th save. Joe Panik knocked in the only run for San Francisco. Starter Ryan Vogelsong took the loss.

>>Giants Drop Cubs

(Chicago, IL) -- Madison Bumgarner fanned 12 in seven innings to guide the Giants to a 5-3 win over the Cubs in the rubber match of their three-game series from Wrigley Field. Bumgarner improved to 14-and-9 with the win and Santiago Casilla closed it out for his 11th save. Buster Posey went a perfect 4-for-4 with a solo shot and Pablo Sandoval totaled a trio of hits and two RBI for San Francisco, which has won four of five. Travis Wood got tagged for four runs in six innings to fall to 7-and-11 for Chicago. Justin Ruggiano and Welington Castillo both went deep as the Cubs, who beat the Giants 2-1 earlier in the day to complete Tuesday's postponed game.

MLB National League
Washington Nationals 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
Atlanta Braves 8, Cincinnati Reds 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 2, San Diego Padres 1

MLB American League
New York Yankees 3, Houston Astros 0
Minnesota Twins 4, Cleveland Indians 1
Tampa Bay Rays 1, Detroit Tigers 0
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2, Boston Red Sox 0

 width=>>Sox Deal Former 1st Round Pick, Beckham, To Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired second baseman Gordon Beckham in a trade with the Chicago White Sox.

Beckham has struggled offensively this year, but he gives the AL West-leading Angels another sure-handed infielder with six seasons of major league experience. He turns 28 on Sept. 16.

The White Sox, who selected Beckham with the eighth overall pick in the 2008 draft, will receive a player to be named or cash in Thursday's trade.

Beckham made his major league debut in 2009 and hit .270 with 14 homers and 63 RBIs in 103 games with the White Sox. But he is batting .221 this year with seven homers and 36 RBIs in 101 games. He also has a .981 fielding percentage.

The White Sox will make a corresponding roster move before Friday night's game at the New York Yankees.

>>Cubs Clash With Baltimore

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs welcome the Orioles to Wrigley today for the first of three games. Chicago is going with former Baltimore hurler Jake Arrieta while the O's send Kevin Gausman to the hill. The Cubs are 54-and-72.

>>Cardinals At Phillies Tonight

(Philadelphia, PA) -- After a day off on Thursday, the Cardinals are back in action tonight in Philadelphia. They play the Phillies in the first of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Shelby Miller is slated to start for St. Louis, while Philadelphia counters with 5-and-11 Kyle Kendrick.

>>Cubs Make Moves

(Undated) -- The Cubs made a few moves yesterday. Chicago placed starter Edwin Jackson on the disabled list with a right lat strain and placed shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The Cubs recalled Logan Watkins and Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa.

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