PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier is enjoying his return to the leadoff spot for Pittsburgh. The second baseman hit a three-run home run off Chicago’s Mike Montgomery after a long rain delay to lead the Pirates to a 5-1 victory over the Cubs. One game after tying a major league record by clubbing four doubles, Frazier finished 4 for 4 and scored three runs as the Pirates won for the ninth time in 13 games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated right-hander Kyle Hendricks from the injured list, clearing him to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago placed Hendricks on the injured list on June 15 with shoulder inflammation. The Cubs also recalled left-handed reliever Randy Rosario from Triple-A Iowa.
CHICAGO (AP) — The game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers has been postponed by rain. It will be made up on Sept. 27 as part of a straight doubleheader.
UNDATED (AP) — After the St. Louis Blues muscled their way to the Stanley Cup, Central Division rivals are responding. The division is now stacked with the Blues, Stars, Avalanche, Wild, Predators, Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets. Nashville added scoring with Matt Duchene, Dallas added bulk and experience at forward, Minnesota added speed and Chicago looked at its goaltending.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to free-agent deals with goaltender Robin Lehner and forward Ryan Carpenter. Lehner got a $5 million, one-year contract after he earned a career-high 25 wins last season with the New York Islanders. Carpenter agreed to a three-year deal, giving the Blackhawks another forward who can help on special teams after they finished last in the NHL with a 72.7 penalty-kill percentage.