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Curtis Granderson went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored against the A's on Tuesday.
It had been eight games since Granderson's last home run and seven since his last RBI. He has, however, hit safely in four of his last five games so at least when he hasn't been contributing in the counting stats, he's been reasonably productive with the batting average. Sadly though, he's still only batting .234 on the year. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Addison Russell will start and bat ninth Tuesday.
The team wasn’t going to bring up a top prospect to have him sit on the bench. The Cubs were getting little production out of their second baseman, so they had Russell work in at second base while in the minors. The fantasy potential for this kid is high and owners should consider picking him up, in case he performs like everyone expects. He is going to take his bumps early, so don’t give up hope on the young star. Analysis: Colby Conway
Al Horford said he's good to go for game two.
Horford suffered a hand injury during the fourth quarter of Game 1 but was able to return and play the final six minutes but with his ring and pinky finger taped together. X-rays taken on the hand were negative but Horford expressed that he was in considerable pain. Given that it's playoff time there was little chance Horford would not be on the court for the Hawks Game 2 matchup against the Nets. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba