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Report: Cubs, Cardinals to play in London in 2020

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The first London Series, between the Red Sox and Yankees, is still a month or so away, but we already have some details about the second one. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that it will take place between the Cubs and the Cardinals.

Back in February it was rumored that the Cubs and Cardinals — or, possibly, the Mets and Nationals — would play in the 2020 iteration of this new series. Given that Chicago and St. Louis stand a way, way better chance of contending next year than the Mets and Nats, each of which are somewhat in flux, it’s probably better for the British fans that they’ll be getting the NL Central rivals.

No word yet on which team is the “home” team and thus loses actual home dates on the schedule.

Tim Anderson exits game with apparent ankle injury

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White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson needed help leaving the field after suffering an ankle injury in the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Anderson was fielding a ball hit up the middle by J.D. Martinez, appearing to twist his ankle in the process.

Leury García moved from center field to shortstop and Ryan Cordell entered the game to play center field. Anderson was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored on the night.

The White Sox should be able to provide more information later tonight or tomorrow. Anderson is in the midst of his best season, entering Tuesday batting .313/.338/.485 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 38 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases in 278 plate appearances.