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Yankees 11, Angels 3

(Updated: CHANGE: Adds Soriano's grand slam is fifth of his career 3RD GRAPH) Yankees 11, Angels 3: Alfonso Soriano hit a grand slam among his two homers and drove in a career-high seven runs as host New York extended its win streak to four games.

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OF Thomas Neal was optioned to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre to clear room on the active roster for LF Alfonso Soriano. Neal did not play since getting recalled last Saturday and is 2-for-11 with the Yankees. CF Curtis Granderson (finger) went 0-for-3 with an RBI groundout in a rehab game for Class A Tampa.

Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch

RHP Eduardo Sanchez was promoted from Triple-A Iowa. He is another in-season move that appears to be paying dividends for the Cubs. Like the acquisition of LHP Matt Guerrier from the Los Angeles Dodgers and RHP Pedro Strop from the Baltimore Orioles, which has solidified the Chicago bullpen, the Cubs like the early returns on Sanchez, who was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on May 21. The former major-leaguer quickly advanced from Double-A Memphis to Triple-A Iowa, and now to the big leagues.

Yankees add slugger Soriano in swap with Cubs

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees made a big move to boost their anemic offense by finalizing a trade for power hitter Alfonso Soriano and inserting him into the lineup for Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The trade to obtain the outfielder from the Chicago Cubs had been widely expected, but final approval and confirmation of the deal was not made until less than three hours before the game against the visiting Rays.

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OF Junior Lake went 1-for-4 with a bunt single Thursday, stretching his hitting streak to seven games, and the imminent trade of LF Alfonso Soriano opens the door for him to get regular playing time the final two months of the season. Lake has 15 hits since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, tied for the third most ater seven big-league games behind Bo Hart (18) and Kirby Puckett (16) in recent history. An infielder in the minor leagues, Lake "will be (in) left and center field. He will play center probably against left-handers," manager Dale Sveum said.

Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch

OF Junior Lake went 1-for-4 with a bunt single Thursday, stretching his hitting streak to seven games, and the imminent trade of LF Alfonso Soriano opens the door for him to get regular playing time the final two months of the season. Lake has 15 hits since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, tied for the third most ater seven big-league games behind Bo Hart (18) and Kirby Puckett (16) in recent history. An infielder in the minor leagues, Lake "will be (in) left and center field. He will play center probably against left-handers," manager Dale Sveum said.

Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch

OF Dave Sappelt was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for OF David DeJesus on the roster. Sappelt, 26, hit .240 with three doubles and four RBIs in 31 games over two stints with the Cubs this season.

Chicago Cubs - PlayerWatch

OF Dave Sappelt was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for OF David DeJesus on the roster. Sappelt, 26, hit .240 with three doubles and four RBIs in 31 games over two stints with the Cubs this season.

Chicago Cubs - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH The Cubs' forward-looking plan is based on stockpiling young players by dealing away veterans. For that reason and others, Monday's trade of pitcher Matt Garza to the Rangers hardly came as a surprise. News of a deal originally broke last Friday, but it wasn't finalized until Monday, and there are still player-to-be-named issues to be resolved.

Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 6 (12)

Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 6 (12): Nate Schierholtz doubled in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning to cap a five-RBI night as visiting Chicago outlasted Arizona.
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