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Cubs, Braves and Red Sox battle for 5-6 year-olds league lead

By Staff
The Cubs, Braves and Red Sox are one game apart in reported games. The Cubs lead with an 8-1 record so far.
Four runs in the top of the first inning proved sufficient for an Indians victory over the D-backs.
Indians: Carson Cannon 1b (2), 1r; Joshua Rhodes 1b (2), 1r; Jacob Stewart 2b; Dylan Thompson 1b (3), 1r, RBI; Austin Smith 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; Gage Hemming 2b, 1b, RBI.
Diamondbacks: Colton Burks 2b (2), 1r; Blake Wilhite 2b; Kade Chaney 2b, 1b, RBI; Collins Hanners 1b (2), 1r; Jacob Kent 2b, 1b, RBI.
The Rangers came up with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 deadlock and secure the win against the Rockies.
Rangers: Graham McHugh 1b; Jake Gassaway 1b (3), 1r; Cheston Beard 1b; Phillip Summerford 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Scout Alexander 1b; Curtis Russell 1b (2); Max Sobotka 1b.
Rockies: Holden Langston 3b; Alston Howard 3b, 1r; Brent Copeland 3b; Mykel Welch RBI.
The Cubs secured their win with four runs in the bottom of the first and five more in the third. The Orioles avoided the shutout with a three-run rally in the fourth.
Cubs: Forrest Anders 1b, 1r; Hunter King 3b, 1b, 2r, RBI; E.J. Turner 1b, 1r, RBI; Colton Key 2b, 1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Mitchell Poole 2b, 1b, 2r, RBI; Dustin Stephenson 1b; Nicholas Hillman 2b, 1b; Tom Chapman 1b, 1r, RBI; Tyler Cook 2b, 2 RBI.
Orioles: Lon Starr 1b, 1r; Clay Wilson 1b, 1r; Jordan Robinson 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; J.R. Tanner 1b; Jordan Smith 1b.
The Rockies won a close one with the D-backs, pulling out the win with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Both squads plated four runs in the first inning and sprinkled four more across four innings to face an 8-8 tie going into the sixth.
Rockies: H. Langston 3b, 2b, 1b (2), 3r, RBI; Riley Wiggins 3b, 1b, 1r, RBI; Collin Young 1b (3), 2r, 3 RBI; B. Copeland 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; Andrew Sims 1b (2), 2 RBI; M. Welch 1b (2), 1r, RBI; A. Howard 1b; Tristen Mitchell 1b 1r.
Diamondbacks: C. Burks 1b (2), 2r; Tyler Morgan 1b (2), 2r; Adam Keenum 1b (2), 2r, 3 RBI; B. Wilhite 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Caleb Williams 1b, RBI; J. Kent 1b; Carrington Orr 1b; Ben Paulsen 1r; C. Hanners 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Chandler Padgett RBI.
After allowing three Indians to reach home in the top of the first inning, the Braves buckled down defensively and stepped up for multiple run innings in three at-bats.
Braves: Jacob Pohl 3b, 1b, 2r; Jake Nelson 1b (3), 2r, 4 RBI; Spencer Appleton 1b (3), 2r, RBI; Tyler Vinson 2b, 1b (2), 1r, 3 RBI; Mason Pettey 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Josh Pohl 1b, 1r, RBI; Jordan Hurter 1b (2), 1r; Austin Teague 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; Tate Mathis 2b, 1b, 2r, RBI; Robbie Fields 1b, 1r.
Indians: C. Cannon 1b, 1r; J. Rhodes 1b, 1r; J. Stewart 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; D. Thompson 1b (2); A. Smith 1b; Travis Crow 1b (2), RBI; Jake Tiffin 1r.
The Marlins scored seven runs on 11 hits, while the Giants plated only one run on eight hits.
Marlins: Joshua Flowers 3b, 1r, RBI; Cody Wood 2b (2), 2r, RBI; Dakota Liverett 1b, 1r, RBI; Steven Cleek 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Garrett Marsh 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; William Littrel 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Conner Warhurst 1b.
Giants: Justin Dozier 1b (2), 1r; Austin Owens 1b (2); Ben Sexton 1b, RBI; Jami Spille 1b; Christian Light 1b; Brandon Johnson 1b.
After a 4-4 first inning the Red Sox held the Rangers scoreless while plating six more runs.
Red Sox: Casen Wallace 2b, 1b, 2r, RBI; Quintin Dupper 2b, 1b (2), 3r, RBI; Connor Shelton 2b, 1b (2), 3r, 3 RBI; Caleb Lewis 1b (3), 1r, 2 RBI; Zac Pershin 1b (2); Austin Maner 1b; 2 RBI; Blake Adams 1b, 1r; Andrew Segars 1b, 1r.
Rangers: G. McHugh 1b (2), 1r; C. Beard 1b, 1r; P. Summerford 1b, 1r; C. Russell RBI; S. Alexander HR; J. Gassaway 1b.
The Rangers cut the legs out from under the Giants with three runs in the bottom of the first followed by a pair in the third inning. The Giants mustered only one run in the top of the first, avoiding the shutout.
Rangers: G. McHugh 1b (3), 1r; J. Gassaway 1b (2), 1r; C. Beard RBI; P. Summerford 3b, 2b, 2r; C. Russell 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; S. Alexander 3b, 1b, RBI.
Giants: J. Dozier 1b (2); Dillon Smith HR; Dylan Martin 2b, 1b.
The Rockies scalped the Indians for nine of their 10 runs in the first two innings of play and plated their final run in the top of the fourth. The Indians got the bulk of their five in the final two innings of play.
Rockies: H. Langston HR, 1b (2), 2r, RBI; C. Young 1b (2), 2r; R. Wiggins 1b (3), 3r, 3 RBI; A. Howard 3b, 2b (2), 2r, 4 RBI; A. Sims 1b, RBI; B. Copeland 1b, RBI; T. Mitchell 1b (3); Waid Miller 1b, 1r.
Indians: C. Cannon 1b (2), 1r; D. Thompson 2b, 1b (2), 1r, 3 RBI; Clay Freeman 2b; J. Rhodes 1b, 1r; J. Stewart 1b, 1r; G. Hemming 1b, 2 RBI; T. Crow 1b; Tucker King 1b, 1r.
The Braves hammered the Orioles for runs in the first four innings, while limiting the birds on lone runs in the second and third. The Orioles had their best showing with two plates in the fourth inning.
Braves: T. Mathis 1b (2), 1r; Jacob Pohl 2b, 1b (2), 2r, RBI; J. Nelson 1b (3), 3r, 2 RBI; S. Appleton 2b, 1b (2), 3r, RBI; R. Fields HR (2), 2r, 6 RBI; T. Vinson 1b (2), RBI; M. Pettey 1b; Josh Pohl 2b, 1r; A. Teague 1b (3), 1r.
Orioles: J. Robinson HR, 1b; J.R. Tanner HR; Austin Davis 1b; Austin Blackman HR; J. Smith 2b, 1b, 1r; Cody Long RBI.
A pair of three-run innings spelled victory for the Cubs as the D-backs managed a pair of one-run innings.
Cubs: F. Anders 1b, 1r; H. King 2b, 1b, 2r, RBI; E.J. Turner HR, 3b, 2r, 3 RBI; C. Key 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; T. Chapman 1b (2); D. Stephenson 1b; Taylor Steele 1b; Connor Pheny 1b; Tyler Cook 1b; N. Hillman 1b.
Diamondbacks: T. Morgan 1b (2), 1r; A. Keenum 1b; B. Wilhite 1b, 1r, RBI; K. Chaney 1b; J. Kent 1b; C. Padgett 1b; C. Hanners 1b; B. Paulsen 1b, RBI.
The Cubs lit the scoreboard with three runs in the top of the fourth inning to etch a winning total, but the Rangers' Phillip Summerford busted a 2-RBI homer to put the Rangers on the board in the bottom half of the fourth.
Cubs: F. Anders 1b (2), 1r; E.J. Turner 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; C. Key 1b; T. Chapman 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; C. Pheny 1b; D. Stephenson 1b, 1r; T. Cook 1b; T. Steele 1b, 2 RBI.
Rangers: G. McHugh 1b; Jonathan Lackey 1b; J. Gassaway 1b, 1r; P. Summerford HR, 2 RBI; M. Sobotka 1b.
The birds pulled out a win with a five-run rally in the bottom of the third inning and the required half inning of defense after falling behind the Indians 4-2.
Orioles: L. Starr 2b, 1b (2); J. Robinson 1b (2), 2r; J.R. Tanner 3b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; A. Davis 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; A. Blackman 1b (2), 1r; Graham Clark 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Ben Hall 2b, 2 RBI.
Indians: J. Stewart 2b, 1b, 2r, RBI; D. Thompson 2b, 1b, 2 RBI; A. Smith 2b, 1b, RBI; T. Crow 2b, 1b; C. Cannon 1b, 1r; J. Rhodes 1b, 1r; C. Freeman 1b.
The Diamondbacks took an early lead, but it did not last long as the Braves mustered two runs to tie and four runs to take the lead in the second inning.
Braves: Jacob Pohl, 1b (3), 3r; R. Fields 3b, 1b (2), 2r, 5 RBI; T. Vinson 1b (2), RBI; M. Pettey 1b (3), 2 RBI; T. Mathis 1b, 1r; J. Nelson 1b (2), 1r; J. Hurter 1b, 1r; A. Teague 1b.
Diamondbacks: A. Keenum 2b, 1b; B. Wilhite 1b (2), 1r; K. Chaney HR, 2b; C. Williams 1b, RBI; B. Paulsen 1b; C. Burks 1b, RBI; C. Padgett 1b; Ethan Johnson 1b.
The Red Sox hammered the ball for 23 hits and scored 16 runs, 10 coming in the second inning as they slew the Giants on the diamond.
Red Sox: C. Wallace 3b, 1b (2), 2r, 4 RBI; Cayce Stewart 1b, 1r; Q. Dupper 1b (3), 3r, 2 RBI; C. Shelton 2b, 1b, 1r; 2 RBI; C. Lewis 1b (3), 1r, 3 RBI; Z. Pershin 1b (2), 1r; Austin Maner 1b, RBI; Brock Hickman 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; B. Adams 1b (2), 2r; Andrew Jackson 1b (2), 2r; Andrew Segars 2b, 1b, 2r, 3 RBI.
Giants: C. Light 1b, D. Smith 1b, 1r; B. Johnson 1b (2), 1r; Chris Johnson 1b, 1r; J. Dozier 1b, 1r, RBI; B. Sexton 1b, RBI.
The Rockies overcame an early Marlins lead and built their winning margin with three four-run innings.
Rockies: H. Langston 1b (2), 2r; C. Young 1b (2), 2r; R. Wiggins 1b (3), 3r, 2 RBI; A. Howard 3b (2), 1b, 3r, 4 RBI; M. Welch 1b, 2 RBI; A. Sims 1b (2), RBI; T. Mitchell 2b, 1b (2); B. Copeland 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; W. Miller 2b, 1r, RBI.
Marlins: J. Flowers 2b, 1b (2), 2r; C. Wood 3b, 1b, 2r, RBI; G. Marsh 1b (3), 1r, 2 RBI; S. Cleek HR, 3b, 1r, 3 RBI; Luke Southerland 1b (2); D. Liverett 1b; Carter Shelton 1b; W. Littrel 1b.
The Rockies hammered the Giants for multiple runs in four successive innings, while holding the Giants to a pair of two-run efforts during the middle of the game.
Rockies: H. Langston 1b (4), 3r; R. Wiggins HR, 3b, 2b (2), 4r, 5 RBI; A. Howard 3b, 1b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; B. Copeland 1b (3), 1r, 3 RBI; M. Welch 1b (3), 1r, RBI; T. Mitchell 1b (3), 2r; C. Young 1b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; A. Sims 2b, 2 RBI.
Giants: C. Light 1b (2), 1r; J. Dozier 2b (2), 1r; B. Sexton 1b (2), 1r; D. Smith 2b, 1r; J. Spille RBI; B. Johnson 1b (2), RBI; A. Owens 1b, 2 RBI.
The D-backs put half their total on the board before the birds took flight for a pair in the fourth inning. The Diamondbacks collected the necessary runs with a three-run salvo in the bottom of the fourth.
Diamondbacks: C. Burks 1b (2), RBI; T. Morgan 3b, 1r; A. Keenum 1b, 1r, RBI; B. Wilhite 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; K. Chaney 1b, 1r; C. Williams 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; C. Hanners 1b; B. Paulsen 1b, RBI; J. Kent 1b, 1r; C. Orr 1b.
Orioles: L. Starr 1b, 1r, RBI; G. Clark 3b, 2b, 1r, RBI; J. Robinson HR, 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; J.R. Tanner 2b, 1b; A. Davis 1b; A. Blackman 1b (2); C. Wilson 1b; Logan Vinson 1b, 1r; C. Long 1b.
The Braves trailed the Red Sox for most of the game, but came up with a four-run rally in the top of the final inning and then held on for the win.
Braves: J. Nelson 3b, 1b, 2r; Jacob Pohl 1b (3), 3r, RBI; S. Appleton 1b (3), 2r, 3 RBI; R. Fields 2b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; T. Vinson 2b, 1b (2), 2r, RBI; T. Mathis 2b (2), 1b, 2 RBI; M. Pettey 1b (3), 2 RBI.
Red Sox: C. Wallace 2b, 1b; Q. Dupper 1b, 1r, RBI; C. Shelton HR, 2b, 2r, 2 RBI; C. Lewis 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Z. Pershin Hr, 3b, 1r, 3 RBI; C. Stewart 2b, 1r, RBI.
A six-run rally by the Marlins erased a two-run advantage for the Rangers.
Marlins: J. Flowers 1b (3), 1r, 2 RBI; C. Wood 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; L. Southerland 1b (2), 1r; W. Littrel 1b (2), 1r; C. Warhurst 1b (2), 1r; G. Marsh 3b, 1r, 2 RBI; D. Liverett 1b, RBI; S. Cleek HR, 3b, 2r, 2 RBI.
Rangers: P. Summerford HR, 3b, 1r, 2 RBI; S. Alexander 1b; C. Russell 1b; Riley Long 1b, 1r; G. McHugh 1b, 1r; J. Gassaway 2b, 1r, 2 RBI.
The Rangers plated a pair of four-run innings as they overran the Rangers, who avoided a shutout with two runs in the final inning.
Braves: Jacob Pohl 2b, 1b, 2r; R. Fields HR, 1b (2), 3r, 2 RBI; T. Vinson 3b, 2b (2), 2r, 3 RBI; T. Mathis HR, 1b, 1r, 3 RBI; M. Pettey 1b (2), RBI; J. Hurter 1b; S. Appleton 1b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; J. Nelson 1b, 1r.
Rangers: G. McHugh 1b; J. Gassaway 1b, 1r; P. Summerford HR, 1r, 2 RBI.
The Cubs shortened their game with the Indians with a 10-run fourth inning and defense that kept the Indians from closing the mercy gap.
Cubs: F. Anders 1b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; H. King HR, 1b, 2r, 4 RBI; E.J. Turner 1b (2), 2r; C. Key 2b, 1b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; M. Poole 1b, 1r; T. Chapman 1b (3), 4 RBI; D. Stephenson 1b; T. Cook 1b, 1r; T. Steele 1b (2), 1r, RBI; N. Hillman 1b (2), 1r; C. Pheny 1b, 1r, RBI; Lynn Mullins 1b (2), 2r.
Indians: C. Cannon 1b, 1r; J. Rhodes 2b, 1r; J. Stewart 2b; D. Thompson 1b, 2 RBI; A. Smith 2b, 1r; J. Tiffin 1b (2), RBI; G. Hemming 1b; T. Crow 1b.
The Red Sox captured the lead with two four-run innings early and capped their total with a three-run fourth. The Rockies got a pair of three-run innings and tried to rally in the top of the fifth,

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