"That was not a way to end the ballgame unless they can show us something definitively. If they can't, shame on them."
— Reds manager Bryan Price after a safe call at first base in the ninth inning was reversed upon review for Cincinnati's third out in a 7-5 loss to the Cubs.
GAME OF NUMBERS
Average time of MLB game this season, five minutes longer than 2016, nine longer than 2015. "We've probably gone backwards a little bit," Commissioner Rob Manfred said at the owners' meeting.
Games Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was suspended for by his team after he yelled an anti-gay slur Wednesday night at Braves pitcher Jason Motte.
He hit his third career grand slam and had a season-high five RBI as the Cubs beat the Reds 9-5 on Thursday. His grand slam came in the first inning; he also had an RBI single in the fifth inning.