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Report: Cubs Agree to 2-Year Deal with David Ross

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Catcher David Ross has agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers.

The 37-year-old Ross has spent the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox, winning the World Series in 2013.

Ross is reunited with new Cubs pitcher Jon Lester. The two played most of the last two seasons together in Boston. Ross served as Lester's catcher for 29 games. During those games, Lester had a .277 ERA.

Ross is expected to back up Miguel Montero.

The Cubs also claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers.

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Red Sox Sweep Royals Behind Lester's Gem

Lisa Blumenfield/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Jon Lester tossed eight shutout innings, striking out eight batters in a 6-0 Red Sox win over Kansas City on Sunday. The win was the fourth in a row for Boston (46-52), giving them a sweep over the Royals (48-49) at Fenway Park.

The Boston ace dominated, allowing no earned runs for the third time in four starts.

Throughout the 2014 season, the talk about Lester off the field has been surrounding his impending free agency. The southpaw can become a free agent at the end of the season and has been pitching without negotiating a new contract during the year. In his last seven starts, Lester is 4-0 with a 0.85 earned run average.

"You've got to take each one as an individual," Lester said. "If I'm out there thinking about what I did last time, I'm not worried about the right things."

His offense gave Lester more than enough run support, beginning in the first with an RBI groundout from Dustin Pedroia. Daniel Nava drove in three runs on the day, including a two-run double in the third. The game was blown open in the fourth after David Ross' two-run home run made it a 5-0 Red Sox lead.

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The Boston Red Sox Win The World Series 

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox won the World Series Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the Fall Classic.

It was a dramatic turnaround for a team that finished in last place in the AL East in 2012 under manager Bobby Valentine.

Valentine was fired after the rough season and the Red Sox brought in former Blue Jays manager John Farrell to turn things around.

For the BoSox, it’s their eighth championship in franchise history, and third since 2004.  

"This is for you, Boston. You guys deserve it," said David Ortiz, the Series MVP. "We've been through a lot this year and this is for all of you and all those families who struggled."

Shane Victorino had four RBIs for the Red Sox, while John Lackey earned the win by pitching 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

Boston finished the regular season with the American League’s best record at 97-65.  In the post-season, they defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the divisional series in four games and took care of the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship in six games.

It was the first time that both teams with the best record in each league met in the Fall Classic since 1999 when the New York Yankees swept the Atlanta Braves.  Both the Red Sox and Cardinals finished with 97-65 regular-season records.

The Cardinals led the series 2-1 before the Red Sox clinched the title with three straight wins.  This is the first time that the Red Sox have clinched a World Series title at home since 1918.

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Medlen Strikes Out Career-High 12, Atlanta Tops Colorado 6-1

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen struck out a career-high 12, as Atlanta rocked the Colorado Rockies on Monday, 6-1.

The 26-year-old Medlen (7-1) allowed just five hits and one unearned run en route to his second complete game of the season. His scoreless innings streak of 34 2/3 innings was snapped in the seventh, when Braves shortstop Paul Janish misplayed a ball hit by Rockies third baseman Jordan Pacheco.

Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood (4-4) gave up five earned runs on three hits in three innings of work. The big blow came in the third, when Braves catcher David Ross doubled home two runs.

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