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30-14, 1st in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Jason Hammel loved the fact he got to swing a bat before throwing a pitch on Tuesday night as the Cubs scored 6 in the first against the Cardinals beating them 12-3.

Grimm pulls off backwards catch on grounder (0:18)
Diaz's one-handed backwards catch (0:22)
Grichuk just misses Ross' two-run double (0:34)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs scored six runs in the first inning off of Michael Wacha plating as many in one inning as they did in their previous three games combined.

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WATCH: Cubs (29-14) at Cardinals (24-21)

Despite losing six of their last eight games, the Cubs (29-14) still have the best record in baseball as they look to get back in the win column when they take on Michael Wacha and the Cardinals. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Lineup: Cubs (29-14) at Cardinals (24-21)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 3. Kris Bryant, 3B (R)
  • 4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 5. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
  • 6. Jorge Soler, LF (R)
  • 7. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 8. David Ross, C (R)
  • 9. Jason Hammel, P (R)
  • Daily notes


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Jason Heyward returns to the Cubs lineup after missing the last few days with a hip contusion.


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs-Cardinals rivalry even divides families in some of the nearby states, including Arkansas:


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois is a border state. The southern portion typically pulls for the Cardinals while the north goes for the Cubs or, sometimes, White Sox:


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Cardinals draw a lot of fans from neighboring states. Several of them, including Indiana, are contested turf:


Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Even people born and raised in St. Louis are starting to get nervous this could be the year of the Cubs:

Cubs' top prospects gaining attention

SS Gleyber Torres had a slow start in April, but has garnered attention after hitting .320/.363/.533 so far in May. And while C Willson Contreras is considered by many to be a poor framer, it's an issue that can sometimes be corrected by good coaching, writes Keith Law. Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)


Anthony Rizzo, Cubs First Baseman

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo joins David Kaplan and Nick Friedell. He discusses getting through their current slump and how he unwinds after games.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon told the Cubs flagship radio station Jason Heyward would return tonight after missing most of the last four games with a contusion on his right side after making a diving catch against San Francisco on Friday. Heyward did not look limited during batting practice on Monday.

Lilly to rep Cubs at draft

Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Lilly spent four years with the Cubs from 2007-10 and was named to the NL All-Star team in '09.

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Olney: How Fowler became a switch-hitter

In his Tuesday column, Buster Olney details how messing around in the batting cages one day in 2005 led Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler to take up switch-hitting. Olney's blog (Insider)

The science behind Heyward's catch into the wall (2:04)
Video: Joe Maddon is ok with how his team is playing despite (1:02)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25512th
On Base Percentage.3563rd
Slugging Percentage.42011th
Earned Run Average2.701st
Quality Starts30Tied-3rd

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