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Before they hit the road for Pittsburgh, the Cubs got together in their finest outfits and took a team picture for the ages.
Daniel Castro singled and scored on Nick Markakis' sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the short-handed Atlanta Braves picked up a rare victory by beating the major league-leading Chicago Cubs
Lineup: Cubs (17-5) vs Braves (5-18)
- 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
- 2. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
- 3. Kris Bryant, LF (R)
- 4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
- 5. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
- 6. Tommy La Stella, 3B (L)
- 7. Addison Russell, SS (R)
- 8. Tim Federowicz, C (R)
- 9. John Lackey, RHP (R) Daily notes
With Saturday's game against the Braves washed away by rain in Chicago, the Cubs are reworking their rotation to keep their aces on regular rest.
The Cubs keep up their sizzling start, beating the Braves, 6-1, despite Jon Lester's potentially costly gift to Erick Aybar.
Jon Lester continued his strong start despite not getting the decision in a Cubs' win, which was broken open by Matt Szczur's eighth-inning grand slam.
Rapper Warren G just joined the list of historically awful performances of "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field on Friday.
Matt Szczur hit his first career grand slam during a five-run eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs broke away from the Atlanta Braves 6-1 Friday.
Bryant out vs. Braves; listed as day to day
Cubs All-Star 3B Kris Bryant avoided serious injury Thursday when he rolled his ankle in a win against the Brewers. The team announced Bryant has a mild ankle sprain and will avoid the DL, but will sit out today's afternoon tilt against the Braves. Follow live
Cubs star Kris Bryant escaped serious injury, confirmed by an MRI, after rolling his ankle Thursday and likely will avoid the disabled list.
Making the most of unexpected playing time in his final season, Cubs catcher David Ross got some laughs after his homer helped beat the Brewers.
Jake Arrieta failed to throw a 25th consecutive quality start and gave up a run at Wrigley Field. None of that mattered to Joe Maddon.
The Cubs backed Jake Arrieta to another victory and made the Brewers pay for issuing free passes in a 7-2 win Thursday.
Kris Bryant left the Cubs' win Thursday because of what the team is calling a mild ankle sprain. He will have an MRI.
Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer
Jake Arrieta isn't caught up in giving up a run at home for the first time in 52.2 regular season innings though it was the second longest home scoreless streak in the modern era.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
How well are the Cubs playing right now? They lead the majors in fewest runs allowed, rank second in runs scored per game, rank second in Defensive Runs Saved, rank first in baserunning metrics and the bullpen is third in wOBA allowed. They are without a weakness.
Jake Arrieta's bid for a second straight no-hitter ended after five pitches, but the Cubs ace went on to win his 16th straight decision and lead Chicago over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Thursday.
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
Cubs beat Brewers 7-2 at Wrigley Field this afternoon. The ViewFromVegas is they were as high as a -425 favorite at the Stratosphere sports book and -410 at CG Technology books. Baseball favorites rarely exceed -300, but we'll probably see more of these lines with Arrieta and this Cubs lineup.
Cubs president Theo Epstein said "accusations" that Jake Arrieta has used performance-enhancing drugs are "completely reckless."
No suspense about whether Jake Arrieta would pull off a Johnny Vander Meer. We look at other pitchers who went from a no-hitter to an immediate hit.
On Base Percentage.3642nd
Earned Run Average2.392nd
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