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Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a homer in the Cubs' win over the Brewers on Sunday.

Zobrist singled in the top of the second inning and launched a two-run homer off Brewers starter Chase Anderson in the top of the seventh as Chicago went on to blank Milwaukee 5-0. Zobrist is slashing .235/.323/.379 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI in his age-36 season.
Sep 24 - 5:21 PM

Jose Quintana pitched his first shutout since 2015 in the Cubs' 5-0 defeat of the Brewers on Sunday.

Quintana was absolutely terrific in this one, holding a dangerous Brewers offense to three singles and one walk while tallying 10 strikeouts. The 28-year-old left-hander now boasts a 3.50 ERA in 79 2/3 innings since joining the Cubs and Sunday's double-digit strikeout game helped him notch the first 200-strikeout season of his career. He'll wrap up the regular season with a start at home against the last-place Reds.
Sep 24 - 5:13 PM
Ian Happ - OF - Cubs

Ian Happ went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI on Saturday as the Cubs fell to the Brewers.

Happ got the Cubs on the board with a run-scoring single in the second inning. He then doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning that gave them a 2-1 lead. After the Brewers had tied the score in the ninth, Happ led off the 10th with a walk, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Jon Jay. He's now hitting .253/.326/.503 with 22 homers and 63 RBI in what has been an impressive rookie campaign.
Sep 23 - 4:26 PM

Wade Davis suffered his first blown save of the 2017 season, serving up a game-tying solo homer to Orlando Arcia in the ninth inning on Saturday.

Davis had been a perfect 32-for-32 in save chances on the season. In a bit of a curious move, Davis was sent back out for the 10th inning after the Cubs had taken the lead in the top half of the frame, and he served up a two-run homer to Travis Shaw to take the loss in the game. Even with this hiccup, the right-hander owns a terrific 2.38 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Sep 23 - 4:26 PM

Kyle Hendricks was terrific in a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday, surrendering just one run on eight hits over his six frames.

The Cubs' right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon and issued one free pass. He gave up an RBI single to Eric Thames in the first inning, then was able to keep the Brewers off the board for the next five frames. He'll enter his final regular season start on Thursday against the Cardinals in St. Louis with a 3.14 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 114/39 K/BB ratio through his 134 2/3 innings on the season.
Sep 23 - 4:26 PM

Hector Rondon (elbow) returned to the mound on Friday, striking out a pair in a scoreless inning of work.

Rondon had been shut down since early August due to bone chips in his pitching elbow. Getting him back and healthy would be a nice boost for the Cubs as they get ready for the postseason.
Sep 23 - 8:20 AM

John Lackey yielded three runs over four innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

Lackey gave up six hits, including two more homers. He has now allowed 36 homers on the year, tied with Boston’s Rick Porcello for the major league lead. The veteran right-hander has disappointed with a 4.67 ERA across 29 starts this season.
Sep 23 - 12:56 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored Friday versus the Brewers.

Most impressively, Jay fought through a 15-pitch at-bat against Brandon Woodruff by reaching on a single. He eventually scored on a single to center field from Ben Zobrist. Jay doesn’t provide enough pop or speed to be all that interesting in mixed leagues, but he’s hitting .290 with a .375 on-base percentage.
Sep 23 - 12:55 AM

Ben Zobrist went 1-for-4 with a two-run single and a walk in Friday’s win over the Brewers.

His fifth-inning single gave the Cubs a brief lead. The Brewers batted back in the bottom of the frame and the game remained tied until the Cubs pulled away in the 10th. Zobrist came into Friday’s game with just one hit in his last 20 at-bats. After posting an .831 OPS during his first season with Chicago, he’s at .694 this year.
Sep 23 - 12:54 AM

Willson Contreras is absent from the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Alex Avila will do the catching. Addison Russell is also on the bench Friday, as Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist will be the Cubs' middle infield duo.
Sep 22 - 2:44 PM

Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a game-winning, two-run home run in the 10th inning to lead the Cubs past the Brewers 5-3 on Thursday.

Oliver Drake threw Bryant a high, straight, 91-mph fastball, and the slugger knew what to do with it, crushing it out to the deepest part of the ballpark. The homer was Bryant's 28th of the season, giving him 69 RBI and 105 runs scored. He's been especially hot since the start of the Mets series eight days ago, going 13-for-33 with three doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored to raise his overall line to .292/.406/.536.
Sep 22 - 1:49 AM

Jake Arrieta (hamstring) allowed one run over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Brewers.

Arrieta gave up a solo homer to Domingo Santana among five hits, but all in all it was a successful return to the mound after a few weeks away. Arrieta struck out two while walking one, throwing 71 pitches in the outing. He remains 14-9 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 159/54 K/BB ratio through 29 starts, and a start Tuesday at the Cardinals should serve as another tune-up session ahead of the postseason for the 31-year-old.
Sep 22 - 1:38 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-3 with an RBI during Wednesday's interleague loss to the Rays.

He laced an RBI single to plate Mike Freeman with his club's only run of the game in the eighth inning. Jay was serving as the designated hitter today. He's gotten a surprising amount of playing time for the defending champions this year but hasn't done a whole lot with it. He has an empty .286 batting average with two home runs and 30 RBI in 397 plate appearances in 130 games.
Sep 20 - 11:36 PM

Jon Lester was lit up for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings and took a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He failed to register a single strikeout while walking three and allowing eight hits. He served up a solo home run to Steven Souza in the first inning, allowed three runs in the second frame and three more in the fifth. The seven earned runs ties for the most Lester has allowed in a game this year. He gave up 10 runs to the Pirates in a game back in July, but only four of those were earned. The next home run Lester allows will set a new career high for the 33-year-old left-hander. He has given up 25 bombs this year. He falls to 11-8 with a 4.56 ERA in 30 starts.
Sep 20 - 11:31 PM

Hector Rondon (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session, and he could be available as soon as Thursday for the Cubs series against the Brewers.

Rondon hasn't pitched in a game since being shutdown with elbow inflammation last week. We'll have to see how he feels after the session, but it does appear to be a positive development for the right-hander.
Sep 20 - 5:29 PM


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