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20-6, 1st in NL Cent
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Cubs complete dominant sweep of Pirates

In what was viewed as a meeting of division contenders, the Cubs outscored the Pirates 20-5 in an impressive road sweep of their NL Central rival.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon will make out two lineups for Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals as he awaits word on Jason Heyward's sore wrist. Heyward took some swings on Wednesday in the cage but missed his third straight game. Maddon is hopeful he'll be avail on Thursday night,

Wilbon: Cubs can get 110-118 wins (1:47)
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Chicago is holding it down

Let's hear it for the Windy City. Whether you're a Cubs fan or a White Sox fan, it's a good day to be a Chicago fan. For the first time in history, both teams have the best records in their respective leagues through May 3, per Elias Sports Bureau.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Dressed in his zany suit costume Ben Zobrist discusses Jon Lester getting out of a bases loaded jam as well as his HR in the Cubs 6-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester had another one of those moments on the mound today. After fielding a comebacker the ball got wedged in his glove so he threw his glove over to first base with the ball in it. Anthony Rizzo dropped his own glove to catch Lester's and the Cubs got the out.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

He's getting overlooked due to Jake Arrieta's incredible start to the season but Jon Lester has been really good as well. After throwing 5.2 shutout innings on Wednesday against the Pirates his ERA is now 1.58. He artfully escaped a bases loaded no outs jam in the fourth and had another highlight reel play in the field throwing his entire glove with the ball in it to first base. He got the out.

Lester throws glove and ball... again (0:51)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon gives an update on Jason Heyward who is missing his third game of the series against the Pirates due to a sore wrist.

Lineup: Cubs (19-6) at Pirates (15-12)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Tommy La Stella, 2B (L)
  • 3. Kris Bryant, LF (R)
  • 4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 5. Ben Zobrist, RF (S)
  • 6. Javier Baez, 3B (R)
  • 7. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 8. David Ross, C (R)
  • 9. Jon Lester, LHP (L)
  • Daily notes

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Shades of Bob Gibson for Jake Arrieta

By shutting out the Pirates over seven innings on Tuesday, Arrieta became the first pitcher since Gibson in his 1968 MVP season to maintain a sub-1.00 ERA over a 25-start span, per Elias Sports Bureau.

Kurkjian: It's ridiculous what Arrieta is doing (1:01)
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Plenty of support for Jake Arrieta

As if Arrieta needed it, the Cubs' offense is at its best when the reigning NL Cy Young is on the mound. Chicago has scored 48 runs for Arrieta compared to the four he has allowed all season.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25810th
On Base Percentage.3642nd
Slugging Percentage.4259th
Earned Run Average2.321st
Quality Starts19Tied-3rd

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