2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
17-6, 1st in NL Cent
Hammel looks to continue hot streak on Monday Night Baseball (1:53)
Braves top Cubs in 10 (1:01)

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

Ongoing existence of PEDs makes everyone a suspect (0:53)
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1dJohn Jackson, Special to ESPN.com

Cubs shuffle rotation after Saturday's rainout

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.

Warren G the latest to fall victim to 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' (0:46)
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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

Jake Arrieta isn't caught up in giving up a run at home (0:35)

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.

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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25512th
On Base Percentage.3642nd
Slugging Percentage.4328th
Earned Run Average2.392nd
Quality Starts17Tied-2nd

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