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LEADING OFF: Murphy to Cubs, Yanks check Chapman, Posey hip

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

RALLY MURPHY

The Cubs have scored exactly one run in five straight games, all via solo homers, but they're hoping new addition Daniel Murphy can help string together some hits. The NL Central leaders bolstered their struggling lineup by acquiring Murphy in a trade with Washington on Tuesday, and he may join the club for a night game at Detroit. The 33-year-old Murphy was the NL Championship Series MVP when the Mets swept the Cubs in 2015, hitting .529 with four homers and six RBIs.

"It's going to be more fun to watch him hit," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "He kind of devastated us in...

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