Archer, Guyer earn awards

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs presented Brandon Guyer and Chris Archer with the player and pitcher of the year awards before Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Archer, 21, was acquired by the Cubs in the controversial Mark DeRosa trade on Dec. 31, 2008. Archer, along with pitcher Jeff Stevens and John Gaub, were acquired for the popular former Cub.

"To be honest with you, I heard all the talk after the trade," Archer said. "I used that to motivate myself."

Archer won a combined 15 games between Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee. He'll pitch for Team USA in the Pan American Games in early October.

  • The Cubs passed the 3 million mark in home attendance on Saturday. It marks the 7th straight season the team has drawn 3 million or more. The Cubs are Chicago's only pro franchise to draw 3 million or more in a season.

  • The Cubs' 14 September wins are the most of any month in the season.