Extra innings: The Cubs have played six extra-inning games in their last 12 marking the most in that time frame since 1983.
Baez watch: Due to striking out 12 times in his first six games, Javier Baez is seeing a lot of pitches. He's averaging 4.24 pitches per plate appearance so far compared to the league average of 3.83. But he has yet to earn a walk in his first six games.
Who's Hot/Who's Not: Starlin Castro has a nine-game hitting streak heading into the series on Monday. He's 15-for-37 (.405) during that stretch. Arismendy Alcantara was 1-for-10 (.100) over the weekend while Chris Coghlan was 2-for-14 (.143).