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>>Hammel Outduels Fernandez As Cubs Beat Marlins

 

Jason Hammel threw six scoreless innings, Dexter Fowler had three hits and the Chicago Cubs beat Miami ace Jose Fernandez and the Marlins 3-2 on Tuesday night.

 

Hammel (11-5) extended Chicago's scoreless streak to 24 innings before the bullpen overcame Pedro Strop's shaky seventh. Aroldis Chapman hit 104.4 mph on the radar gun in a perfect ninth as the Cubs won for the sixth time in seven games.

 

Fernandez (12-6) allowed three runs and eight hits over six innings, losing consecutive starts for the first time since his 2013 rookie season.

 

Hammel, who gave up four hits, threw 80 pitches before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.

 

Adeiny Hechavarria and J.T. Realmuto each hit an RBI single in the seventh off Strop, who also committed a throwing error. Chris Coghlan's diving catch of Christian Yelich's looping liner to left field with two on ended the threat.

 

Tom Koehler (8-8, 4.18 ERA) returns from a pectoral injury and faces John Lackey (8-7, 3.69) to close the season series.

 

>>Cabrera, Tigers Beat White Sox

 

Miguel Cabrera hit his third home run in two games, Victor Martinez also went deep and the Detroit Tigers won their seventh straight by beating the Chicago White Sox 11-5 Tuesday night.

 

Andrew Romine and Cameron Maybin tripled in a six-run fifth inning for the Tigers. Cabrera had three RBIs, and Anibal Sanchez (5-12) won for the first time as a starter since April 28 - a span of 11 starts. He allowed one run and six hits in six innings.

 

Avisail Garcia homered twice and Todd Frazier hit his 30th for Chicago.

 

James Shields (3-6) held the Tigers scoreless for the first four innings, then got hit hard in the fifth. He had allowed only five runs in his previous four starts combined.

 

The teams play the second in a three-game series Wednesday night, with Chicago ace Chris Sale (14-4, 3.17 ERA) facing Detroit rookie Michael Fulmer (9-2, 2.50) in a matchup of two of the American League's best starters.

 

>>Schebler's Walk Off Homer Sends Reds Past Cardinals

 

Scott Schebler's three-run homer in the ninth inning rallied the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night in their first game without Jay Bruce. Schebler was called up earlier in the day to take his roster spot, and wound up winning a game.

 

Brandon Moss and Tommy Pham hit solo homers in the eighth for a 5-4 lead, but the Cardinals couldn't hold on in a game that had four lead changes in the last three innings.

 

Seung Hwan Oh (2-2) escaped a bases-loaded threat in the eighth, but gave up a pair of singles to start the ninth. Schebler connected for his second homer of the season.

 

Jumbo Diaz (1-1) fanned Oh with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth to keep it 5-4.

 

Joey Votto had an RBI double among his four hits and extended his hitting streak to a career-best 16 games. Yadier Molina doubled and extended his hitting streak to 16 games as well, the longest by a Cardinal since David Freese hit in 20 in a row in 2013.

 

Michael Wacha (6-7) has won his last four decisions covering seven starts. He's 3-1 in six career starts at Great American Ball Park.

 

>>Rockies Rookie Sensation Story To Have Season Ending Surgery

 

Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story will soon undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left thumb. Thomas Harding tweets that Story says he'll miss the remainder of the 2016 season. Story initially sustained the injury on Saturday against the Mets, when he jammed his thumb while sliding head-first into second base. In the bottom half of that same inning, Story appeared to aggravate the injury while trying to make a play in the field.

 

Story, 23, is batting .272/.341/.567 (120 OPS+) on the season with an NL-leading 27 home runs in 97 games. He's also spent more than 800 defensive innings at shortstop in 2016.

Story leads all NL rookie qualifiers in OPS and home runs.

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