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9-8, 4th in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist said he's going on the 10 day DL to take care of a back injury. It's not serious but he's been out the last few days anyway and the Cubs can make it retroactive so Zobrist can return after the team's current road trip. They'll call someone up from Triple-A for Saturday's game but the move hasn't been announced by the team yet.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Albert Almora react to his first career 4 hit game in the Cubs blow out win over the Rockies. He also scored a career high 4 runs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have 14 opposite field base hits in their last two games, 7 in each. Seven oppo hits marks the second most in a nine inning game this season and the Cubs have now done it on consecutive days.The Cubs have made a concerted effort to use the whole field and after a slow start they're beginning to accomplish it. New hitting coach Chili Davis was brought in to help in this area and it's paid off the last two days.

Baez on fire at the plate (0:57)
Schwarber clubs 3-run homer (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez is 4 for 4 tonight and 9 for his last 13. He has 13 extra base hits this season including two more tonight making him a triple shy of the cycle. It's his fifth career, 4-hit game and already has three, 4 rbi games this season.

Arenado launches 2-run homer (0:25)
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Manfred: Fewer games would mean lower pay

Commissioner Rob Manfred responded to Cubs star Anthony Rizzo's assertion that MLB teams play too many games by saying if "they're going to work less, they're probably going to make less."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs relievers warm up in the rain at Coors Field, hoping tonight's game gets played. The Cubs have had 5 postponements this month, including three since Sunday.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Are shorter baseball seasons on the horizon? If so, players will have to give something to get something. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Friday called Anthony Rizzo "realistic" after the Cubs first baseman said he'd be willing to take a pay cut in return for fewer games. "I think that Anthony's comments were realistic in the sense that ... if, in fact, you're going to go to 154 games or some lower number of games, that players would have to be participants in that process," Manfred said. "They're gonna work less, they're probably gonna make less."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Eddie Butler was placed on the 10 day DL with a right groin strain, Luke Farrell, son of former manager John Farrell, was called up to take his place on the roster. Butler walked two and gave up two hits before being pulled in yesterday's game.


Lester, Heyward lead Cubs past Cardinals 8-5

Jon Lester was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start as Cub, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and Chicago defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday.

Heyward launches two-run homer (0:21)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez was batting eighth just days ago but has moved all the way up to No. 2 for the Cubs as Joe Maddon continues to search for the right mix for his up and down lineup. Albert Almora Jr bats lead off with Bryant and Rizzo behind the top 2.

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Cards-Cubs now MLB's 25th postponement

The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday was called off because of wintry weather, the 25th postponement in the first three weeks of the major league season.

Is Rizzo wrong for wanting fewer baseball games? (1:28)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez has 10 extra base hits on the season including a HR and a double tonight. He has 12 hits overall giving him just two singles on the season. His 83 percent extra base rate on hits is easily the highest in baseball (min 10 AB's).

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.9616th
Quality Starts7Tied-23rd
Batting Average.2575th
On Base Percentage.3502nd
Slugging Percentage.4325th