"That's what Wrigley Field is. After a while, you just get used to it and you don't really worry about it."
— Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, whose RBI single beat San Francisco 1-0 on Thursday with a brisk breeze blowing in — one day after the Cubs won 12-11 over the Giants in a seven-homer game with the wind blowing out.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Dollars that the MASN, a cable network jointly owned by the Nationals and Orioles, will have to pay the Nationals for television rights from 2012-16 now that a New York judge has confirmed an arbitration decision by baseball executives.
Minutes it took Thursday afternoon for the Red Sox to complete their suspended game vs. the Royals with a 5-4 walkoff win in the bottom of the 10th.
Gerrit Cole • RHP • Astros
The 6-4 righthander improved to 15-5 by beating the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Thursday night. He pitched seven scoreless innings, giving up only two singles, and striking out 12 while walking one. Of his 94 pitches, 65 were strikes. He is 11-0 with a 1.84 ERA in his past 15 starts and has 238 strikeouts — one behind MLB leader Justin Verlander.