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 PITTSBURGH (AP) - The game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed Monday night after two rain delays totaling almost 31/2 hours.
 
   No makeup date was announced.
 
   The game was called at midnight with the score tied at 1 in the middle of the fourth inning. There was a delay of over 2 hours in the bottom of the second, then was rained out after a wait of 1 hour, 20 minutes.
 
   Both teams scored in the third.
 
   Anthony Rizzo hit an RBI single for the Cubs. Michael Morse, who joined the Pirates earlier in the day, and Gregory Polanco doubled for Pittsburgh's run.
 
   Starting pitchers Jon Lester of the Cubs and Francisco Liriano were taken out following the first delay.
 

UNDATED (AP) - Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett has a strained flexor tendon in his elbow and hopes to return to pitching this season.
 
   Doctors told the 38-year old Burnett to rest for four weeks before he starts throwing again. But he says that is subject to change.
 
   Burnett has gone 1-2 with a 10.13 ERA in three starts since the All-Star break, allowing at least five runs in each outing. That came following a first half in which he went 7-3 with a 2.11 ERA in 18 starts and was selected to the All-Star game for the first time in his 17-year career.
 
   Burnett plans to retire at the end of the season.
 

   ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have put All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list because of chronic inflammation in his right shoulder.
 
   The Indians sent their leadoff hitter back to Cleveland to be examined by team doctors before the start of a series Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels.
 
   Kipnis leads the American League with 132 hits, and is batting .326 with six home runs and 39 RBIs in 101 games.
 
   The Indians recalled infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus. They also optioned left-hander Michael Roth to Triple-A and recalled lefty Kyle Crockett.

   TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Call him the real-life Crash Davis.
 
   Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home run leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game against Lehigh Valley.
 
   Davis was the character played by Kevin Costner in the movie "Bull Durham" who set the minor league record for homers.
 
   Hessman reached the actual mark in style, hitting a grand slam to break a tie on the career list with Buzz Arlett.
 
   According to the Society for American Baseball Research, Hector Espino hit 484 minor league home runs, but he hit most of them in the Mexican League, which is not part of the affiliated minor league system.
 
   The 37-year-old Hessman has played 109 games in the major leagues for Atlanta, Detroit and the New York Mets. He has not appeared in the majors since 2010. He's hit 14 homers in the majors, batting .188 overall.

 

Statewide average $2.31 per-gallon Monday; local low is $2.24 a-gallon

Only 0.3 percent of cases determined "out of policy" in four-year span

 

State reached $11.5 million settlement with Morton, Cargill earlier this year

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