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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers celebrated Tommy Lasorda's 90th birthday on the field before tonight's game against the Giants.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Reds 4: Powered by Rafael Devers and steadied by David Price, the Red Sox came from behind to win the opener of a three-game interleague series at Great American Ballpark. Devers snapped a homerless drought of 116 plate appearances with a three-run shot in the fourth inning. Price tossed 2-2/3 innings of scoreless relief of Rick Porcello. It marked Price's second appearance since coming off the disabled list and being moved to the bullpen.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Jon Jay is the third player this year to foul off 11 pitches in an at-bat with all three ending with the player getting a hit. Shane Peterson and JD Martinez are the other two players that did it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A 15 pitch at-bat by Jon Jay, which included 10 consecutive foul balls, may have changed the course of the game as three batters later Ben Zobrist drove in two runs with a single, giving the Cubs their first lead. The count wasn't even full yet when Jay finally singled to right, eventually scoring on the Zobrist hit.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In his second relief appearance, David Price threw 40 pitches in 2-2/3 scoreless innings to hold a 5-4 lead. Once again, Price showed good power, touching 95 mph on his final pitch of the night. He gave up three hits and one walk and struck out four batters, including the side in the sixth inning. Overall, Price has now thrown five scoreless innings out of the Red Sox's bullpen.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough to say what was more surprising: David Price batting for himself in the seventh inning, or David Price blooping a base hit into left field. Enormous smile on Price's face after reaching base. Haven't seen it much this season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Devers hits his first homer since Aug. 19, a three-run shot that gives Red Sox a 5-4 lead. Devers has gone 116 plate appearances without a homer after hitting eight in his first 84 big-league plate appearances.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey is pulling away from the pack in the NL as he's now given up 36 home runs on the year after Stephen Vogt and Bret Phillips went back to back in the second inning on Friday. No other pitcher has given up more than 30 home runs coming into the night. It's easily a career high off him for one season.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Scooter Gennett became the first player with four grand slams and a four-home run game in the same season in MLB history. Lou Gehrig is the only other player to accomplish both at any point of his career. His four-home run game happened in 1932 and his four grand slams occurred in 1934.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Javy Báez wrote the initials P.R. on his cap to honor those affected by Hurricane Maria in his homeland of Puerto Rico. This afternoon, two days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, Báez was finally able to speak to his youngest brother Gadiel. He told Báez that his mom and the rest of his family are safe, despite some flooding and having no water and no electricity.

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Scooter Gennett hit his MLB-leading fourth grand slam of the season. He is the first Reds player with four grand slams in a season. The last player with that many grand slams in a season was Albert Pujols (five in 2009).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Scooter Gennett bashes his fourth grand slam of season, a Reds record, to put the Red Sox in a 4-1 hole. It's the league-leading 36th homer allowed by Rick Porcello this season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss the effects of Hurricane Maria on his family in Puerto Rico.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss the Cubs newest thing: Venting as a team in the clubhouse during the game when called on from a player who needs it. Javier Baez originally let the secret out.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Benintendi, native of suburban Cincinnati, will have sizable rooting contingent here. "I don't know anyone who's not coming," the Red Sox left fielder said, uncertain of an exact number. Benintendi was honored at his old school in Madeira, Ohio, which had the fourth-grade chorus sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" and "Sweet Caroline."

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander, Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez have departed, and now the Tigers have announced that Brad Ausmus will not return as manager in 2018. General manager Al Avila said the team is looking for "a new approach and a fresh start" with its next managerial hire. The Tigers are in full-fledged rebuilding mode, so it's likely they'll be looking for a developmental type as they move on from Ausmus. He posted a 312-325 record in his four seasons with the franchise.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Reds reliever Luke Farrell, son of Red Sox manager John Farrell, might get to face his dad's team here this weekend. Luke, who wears his father's No. 52, and John had breakfast today and walked to the ballpark together. "I don't know how many times this has happened in the history of baseball," Luke said. "It's a pretty cool experience."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Avila starts behind the plate for the Cubs on Friday as Willson Contreras will get the night off. The Cubs and Brewers play an early Saturday game so Joe Maddon is splitting up the catching duties. Jon Jay leads off again with Ben Zobrist batting clean up.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the Cubs hanging tough to get a late win against Milwaukee on Thursday. Bryant homered in the tenth inning to help them to victory,

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic number update: The Red Sox have clinched at least a wild-card spot while their magic numbers to win the AL East remains at 8. The Red Sox play at Cincinnati this weekend while the Yankees head to Toronto. Other magic numbers: Dodgers: 1 (to win NL West) Cubs: 6 (to win NL Central) Yankees: 2 (to clinch wild card) Diamondbacks: 3 (to clinch wild card)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Padres play spoiler, shutting out the Rockies as Clayton Richard and two relievers combine for 12 strikeouts. The Rockies are shut out for the second straight day and lose their fourth in a row as they drop to 0-3 on what was supposed to be an easy road trip to San Francisco and San Diego. Those road hitting blues are sneaking up at the wrong time. Also sneaking up: The Cardinals, who take advantage of Rockies and Brewers losses to inch 1.5 games behind the Rockies for the second wild card.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss if he felt any soreness in his right hamstring during his first start back from his injury.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss his outing and the Cubs victory over Milwaukee on Thursday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the Cubs hanging tough to get a late win against Milwaukee on Thursday. Bryant homered in the tenth inning to help them to victory,

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A gut punch of a loss for the Brewers as the Cubs just about wrap up the NL Central with an extra-inning win, but just like Wednesday, the Brewers made a crucial miscue in the field that led to a game-tying run and later lost on a two-run home run. They're now 4.5 back of the Cubs and they need to win the next three games of this series to have a chance at the division title.