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Cubs top Reds on wild pitch in 9th

The Cubs bullpen blew a five-run lead after starter John Lackey threw six-innings of one-run ball Wednesday night. The Reds hit three home runs in the seventh and eighth to forge a 6-6 tie, but Javier Baez led off the ninth with a double and scored on a wild pitch with two outs to give the Cubs a 7-6 win at muggy Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo clubbed a grand slam in the first off Homer Bailey. Cubs manager Joe Maddon was ejected in the bottom of the ninth.

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Astros top prospect Francis Martes makes Triple A debut

New Fresno Grizzlies pitcher Francis Martes projects as a potential ace in the major leagues. He is the Houston Astros top prospect and made his Triple-A debut April 10, 2017 during a start against the Reno Aces at Chukchansi Park. Grizzlies coach Tony DeFrancesco and pitching coach Dyar Miller, as well as Martes, give their assessment how one of baseball's top prospects performed. -Bryant-Jon Anteola, The Fresno Bee
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Astros top prospect Francis Martes makes Triple A debut 2:27

Astros top prospect Francis Martes makes Triple A debut

Grizzlies manager Tony D gets 1000th PCL win 1:07

Grizzlies manager Tony D gets 1000th PCL win

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Pitcher Brady Rodgers on Fresno Grizzlies first win

Opening Day for Fresno Grizzlies marks 20th Anniversary for franchise
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Opening Day for Fresno Grizzlies marks 20th Anniversary for franchise