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CHICAGO (AP) - Jon Lester was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start as Cub, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and Chicago defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5. Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber each had two RBIs as Chicago took a 6-1 lead after two innings. Every Cubs starter had a hit, including three by Anthony Rizzo and two each by Heyward, Schwarber and Javier Baez. Lester gave up a first-inning unearned run, struck out seven and walked one.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed his first three-day minicamp running new Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy's offense and came away convinced he would be an ideal fit. The offense uses run-pass options extensively, an approach Trubisky used at North Carolina.

CHICAGO (AP) - Outfielder Trayce Thompson was sold by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox, who sold infielder Tyler Saladino to the Milwaukee Brewers. The 27-year-old Thompson will be joining his fourth team this year. He went to spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then he was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on April 3 and by Oakland two days later.

HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff's Office says two tractors were stolen from the farm in Hamburg, about 110 miles southeast of Little Rock. Griever says Pippen owns the livestock farm with his brother.

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