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Marlins, Diamondbacks exchange prospects

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On a day when most teams are looking to trade a prospect for a veteran or vice-versa, the Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks have changed things up by exchanging prospect for prospects: righty Zac Gallen is going from Miami to Arizona and shortstop Jazz Chisholm is heading from Arizona to Miami.

Gallen, 23, has some big league experience. The Marlins’ fifth-best prospect heading into the season according to MLB.com, he as made seven major-league starts, posting a 2.72 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 43/18 in 31.3 innings. He began 2019 with Triple-A New Orleans and went 9-1 with 1 complete game, a 1.77 ERA in 14 starts. Originally a Cardinals prospect, He came over to Miami in the Marcell Ozuna deal.

Chisholm Chisholm, 21, is the consensus top-ranked prospect in the Diamondbacks system. This year he has hit .204/.305/.427 with 6 doubles, 5 triples, 18 home runs and 44 RBI in 89 games with Double-A Jackson this season. He has batted .253 with 46 doubles, 14 triples, 53 home runs and 163 RBI in 292 Minor League games in the D-backs’ organization overall.

George Springer sets record with homer in fifth consecutive World Series game

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Astros outfielder George Springer has set another postseason home run record. He swatted a solo home run off of Nationals reliever Tanner Rainey to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning, reducing the Nationals’ lead to 5-3. It marked his fifth consecutive World Series game with a home run, breaking a tie with Reggie Jackson and Lou Gehrig to set a new record, per MLB.com’s Sarah Langs.

Springer homered in Games 4 through 7 in the 2017 World Series against the Dodgers. The Astros, of course, ultimately won the series to earn the franchise’s first championship.

Springer hadn’t had the best showing in the 2019 playoffs, as he entered Tuesday’s action batting .152/.235/.283 across 51 plate appearances.