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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Rays 2-1 behind a solid pitching performance by Mike Montgomery and three relievers including Wade Davis who pitched in his fourth consecutive game while earning his 32nd save in 32 tries. He struck out the side in the ninth in front of a heavily pro-Cubs crowd. Kyle Schwarber's second inning HR and Javier Baez' RBI double in the fifth were enough offense thanks mostly to Montgomery who threw a one hitter without walking anyone over six innings. Brad Miller took him deep to break up the no-no but the Cubs got the victory and reduced their magic number to win the division to just nine with 12 games remaining.

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Alex Gordon hit the 5,694th HR in MLB this season. That sets an MLB record for HR in a season, breaking the mark previously set in 2000.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

We have a new all-time record for home runs in one season. No, not that one. Barry Bonds is safe. But Alex Gordon just belted the 5,694th home run of 2017 off Ryan Tepera, breaking the previous record set in 2000. And with more than a week left in the season, the total should eventually end up at over 6,100 home runs. New MLB slogan: Home runs for everyone!

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Max Kepler and Alex Presley homered, the 5,692nd and 5,693rd HR in MLB this season. That ties the MLB record, meaning the next HR breaks the mark set in 2000.

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Brad Miller's home run for the Rays was the 5,691st in MLB this season. That's 3 shy of breaking the MLB record set in 2000.

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Mets C Travis d'Arnaud's home run was the 5,690th HR in MLB this season. That's 4 shy of breaking the record for HR in a season set in 2000.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Montgomery is through 5 innings and thrown 58 pitches without giving up a hit or walk. He's hit a batter while another reached via an error but that's all the Rays have achieved on offense so far.

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Darwin Barney of the Blue Jays homered. It's the 5,689th home run in MLB this season. That's 5 shy of breaking the MLB record for HR set in 2000.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Montgomery is pitching fantastic so far. He hit the first batter but since then has been near perfect. He just pitched around an error by Addison Russell inducing two ground balls to end the 4th inning. He has yet to allow a hit or walk.

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A home-run burst (Yadier Molina, Yasmani Grandal, Paul DeJong, and Christian Yelich) in a 5-minute span gives MLB 5,687 home runs this season, 7 shy of the record set in 2000

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi just hosed Manny Machado, who was trying to score from second on a Jonathan Schoop single. Wasn't particularly close either. It's Benintendi's 10th assist on the season. Among AL outfielders, only Melky Cabrera and Jarrod Dyson have more.

Jon Sciambi @BoogSciambi

Rain delay at Yankee stadium and I'm just gonna say it...I like the song "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey. Deal with it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rays honored Joe Maddon with a video montage set to "Good Vibrations" after the first inning on Tuesday night. It showed Maddon during various moments of success while he was their manager from 2006-2014. He took the Rays to the playoffs four times including the 2008 World Series.

Adam Caplan @caplannfl

More #Saints workouts: DE C.J. Wilson, OT Michael Ola, TE Tim Wright, DEs Kendall Langford, Malliciah Goodman and George Johnson.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the internal competition for playing time with a healthy Cubs roster.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dustin Pedroia, he of the nasal contusion, is out of the Red Sox lineup today. Skipper John Farrell is hopeful that Pedroia will play tomorrow.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jake Arrieta discuss his return from a hamstring injury.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon meets reporters in his return to Tropicana Park after managing here from 2006-2014.