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Chicago Cubs (68-50)


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W 4-3
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L 0-7
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Mil 4 - 8 ChC
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Pirates will aim to hang on vs. Cubs

The Chicago Cubs will be trying to hang on to first place in the National League Central, while the Pittsburgh Pirates will be trying to hang on, period, when the teams meet in a four-game series that opens Thursday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

The Cubs (69-50) tied a season-high by reaching 19 games over .500 Wednesday with an 8-4 win over Milwaukee and a split of a two-game series that left them three games ahead of the second-place Brewers in the division.

A Cubs offense that has been sluggish since the All-Star break pounded out 13 hits.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Almora Jr..297
HR: J. Báez25
RBI: J. Báez89
SB: J. Báez19
W: J. Lester12
ERA: J. Lester3.89
Saves: B. Morrow22
K: K. Hendricks115
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 6950.580-
Milwaukee 6855.5533
St. Louis 6655.5454
Pittsburgh 6160.5049
Cincinnati 5269.43018
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (2)
Runs: 576 (7)
Hits: 1078 (3)
Home Runs: 122 (21)
Stolen Bases: 49 (19)
OBP: .342 (1)
SLG: .419 (11)
Total Bases: 1713 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.85 (12)
Runs Allowed: 490 (11)
Saves: 35 (7)
Strikeouts: 969 (20)
OpBA: .239 (9)
OBP: .327 (21)
SLG: .383 (6)
Run Support: 4.84 (7)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/15 T. Gore Traded Kansas City (for cash considerations)
8/12 A. Bass Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/12 A. Bass Removed From 10-Day DL (Right mid-thoracic strain)
8/12 A. Bass Outrighted to Minors
8/10 Y. Darvish Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right triceps tendinitis)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/3 B. Duensing Left shoulder inflammation (on 10-day DL)
7/24 J. Báez Knee (day-to-day)
7/24 K. Bryant Left shoulder inflammation (on 10-day DL)
7/21 A. Bass off 10-day DL
7/18 B. Morrow Right biceps inflammation (on 10-day DL)
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