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CHICAGO -- In a story Aug. 11 about a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Chicago Cubs, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of innings Chicago starter Jason Hammel pitched. He pitched seven, not six, scoreless innings.A corrected version of the story is below:Angels get shut down by Hammel, lose 3-1 to CubsJason Hammel won his career-best fifth straight start, pitching four-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Wednesday night for their season-high ninth straight winBy ANDREW SELIGMANAP Sports WriterCHICAGO -- The banged up Los Angeles Angels could have used a few breaks. Playing the team with the best record in the majors was not what they needed.Jason Hammel won his career-best fifth straight start, pitching four-hit ball over seven scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles 3-1 on Wednesday night for their season-high ninth straight win.The Angels, last in the AL West, matched a season high with their sixth straight loss. They have been hit hard by injuries, particularly to their pitching staff. And with their next four games at AL Central leader Cleveland, the schedule doesnt get much easier.Theyre right at the top with anybody, starter Ricky Nolasco said. Theyre a good team. Obviously there are no breaks in there and theyve got some pretty good guys at the top of the order. Anytime youve got Kris Bryant hitting second, it shows you a lot right there what kind of lineup theyve got.Nolasco (4-9) was a tough-luck loser, allowing two runs and six hits in six innings. The right-hander struck out six and walked one in his second start since the Angels acquired him in a trade from Minnesota on Aug. 1.Thats the way he can pitch, manager Mike Scioscia said. I think were excited to see that. I think the ball was down. For the most part he had command of his sinker. He really spun the ball well with a couple different breaking balls and thats when hes at his best.The major league-leading Cubs matched their longest streak since Aug. 6-15 of last year and moved a season-best 30 games over .500 (71-41). They come into a four-game set against St. Louis at Wrigley Field with three straight series sweeps after consecutive victories over the Angels.Hammel (12-5) struck out six, walked two and helped himself at the plate when he singled and scored in the fifth against Nolasco to make it 2-0.Addison Russell made it 3-1 with a solo homer off JC Ramirez in the eighth.Dexter Fowler chipped in with two hits, including an RBI double. Anthony Rizzo drove in a run with a single, and the Cubs made several neat plays in the field on the way to their 12th win in 13 games.Ive never been on a team this good before, Hammel said. Its kind of silly to go out and watch the guys, how consistent they are. You know something goods going to happen.One sour note for the Cubs. They lost reliever Pedro Strop to a left knee injury late in the game.Strop came on in the eighth for Chicago and had to be helped off the field when he tried to make a play on Yunel Escobars leadoff tapper down the third base line. Strop slid in front of third baseman Javier Baez and his left leg appeared to bend awkwardly.He is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday.Travis Wood then gave up a double to Kole Calhoun, putting runners on second and third. Albert Pujols drove in a run with a sharp grounder to second after Carl Edwards Jr. struck out Mike Trout, and Andrelton Simmons grounded out to shortstop to end the rally.Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save in five chances since the Cubs got him in a trade with the New York Yankees last month.ANGELS ADDITIONScioscia said LHP Brett Oberholtzer, claimed off waivers from Philadelphia this week, is expected to join the team Thursday in Cleveland.TRAINERS ROOMAngels: RHP Garrett Richards, out for the season with a torn elbow ligament, was in good spirits after a pregame workout. Hes scheduled to have an imaging test Monday to determine if he can start playing catch. Richards is trying to avoid Tommy John surgery. I feel zero discomfort in my arm, he said.Cubs: Reliever Hector Rondon (triceps) remained sidelined, manager Joe Maddon expects him to be available in a few days.UP NEXTAngels: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (3-7, 5.27 ERA) makes his first start since July 1 as Los Angeles takes on RHP Corey Kluber (11-8, 3.22) and the Indians.Cubs: LHP Jon Lester (12-4, 2.93) tries to win his third straight start and keep the Cubs win streak going against RHP Carlos Martinez (10-7, 3.29) and the Cardinals. Brandon Finnegan Reds Jersey. The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others. Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive co-ordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive co-ordinator. Chris Sabo Jersey. 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Thanks.Bochy missed his teams 8-7, 14-inning win Monday night in which Brandon Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to record seven hits in a game.The Giants did not specify what sent the 61-year-old Bochy to the hospital Monday morning. They said in a statement then that he was resting comfortably and would be monitored overnight, then was scheduled to work Tuesday.Thats the plan now, athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said in a text to AP. He is good. He is out.Bochy underwent a heart procedure iin February 2015 to insert two stents.dddddddddddd He arrived at spring training in February having undergone arthroscopic left shoulder surgery and was taking heavy painkillers at the time, which is customary post-operation. 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