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Police investigating death of man who fell at Wrigley Field

20 May 2017, 02:36 | Pamela Mathis

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The 42-year-old man, Richard Garrity of Wheaton, Illinois, was leaving the ballpark about 40 minutes after Tuesday night's Cubs-Reds game had ended when he fell over the railing, the team said in a statement.

RANGERS 8, PHILLIES 4: Ryan Rua hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth, Martin Perez finally got some run support and the Rangers stretched their winning streak to nine games with an 8-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Chicago outscored Cincinnati 25-15 in the series, with its offense giving its pitching staff some breathing room that had been missing earlier in the season.

Garrett (4-3) struggled right out of the gate en route to the loss.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon paired his 1,000th win with a glass of red wine made by Big Smooth wines out of Lodi, California. Rondon gave up a ground-rule RBI double to Billy Hamilton, and Zack Cozart's fielder's choice grounder brought home Alcantara. The lights for the first couple of letters were out for the whole game.

The Rangers swept through an eight-game homestand against three teams, only their second time in franchise history to do that.

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The Baez homer, his sixth of the season, came on a 1-2 pitch and also plated Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and Addison Russell. Lester has a 1.44 ERA in four home starts this year, compared to a 5.73 ERA on the road. Hendricks (3-2) pitched six effective innings, Davis got his ninth save and Ben Zobrist reached three times with two hits and a walk in his return to the lineup after missing two games with lower back tightness.

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez hits a grand slam during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago, Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Okay, before I start, let me just say that I like Kyle Schwarber.

Cubs: RHP Eddie Butler (1-0, 0.00) makes his second start of the season as the Cubs open a weekend series against Milwaukee. Quick turnaround, this is a game the Cubs should win on their home field.



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