Chad Kuhl lasted just three innings Monday, getting charged with five runs in a loss to the Cubs.
The Cubs had runners all over the bases in this one, as Kuhl surrendered eight hits, walked two and hit a batter. They wound up with a whopping 18 hits and 12 runs on the night. Kuhl had put together a couple nice outings in a row but obviously took a step backward in this one. He'll look for better results this weekend in St. Louis as he closes out his season.
Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs in Monday's victory over the Pirates.
Baez took Chad Kuhl deep in the fourth inning for his second grand slam of the season. He wasn't done there, adding a two-RBI single in the sixth to extend the Cubs' lead to 11-0 at the time. Kris Bryant also went deep for the Cubbies, who claimed their 100th victory of the season. It's the first time since 1935 that the Cubs have reached 100 wins.
Joaquin Benoit injured his calf during Monday's benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees.
Mae notes that it could be similar to the calf injury Brett Cecil suffered during the playoffs last year. Obviously that would be a tough blow ahead of the postseason, but we should know more about his status soon.
Devon Travis left Monday's game against the Yankees with a shoulder injury.
Travis went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before leaving after five innings. The specifics of the issues aren't yet clear, but it's worth noting that he had a pair of surgeries on his left shoulder last year. We should know more soon.
J.A. Happ was terrific in a no-decision Monday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- over 7 1/3 innings against the Yankees.
Happ recorded only two strikeouts, but he also walked just one while giving up six hits. The left-hander lost out on his 21st win of the season when the Yankees got to the Blue Jays' bullpen in the ninth. Happ has now gone four straight starts having not allowed more than two runs. He'll get the Red Sox this weekend to close out his regular season.