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25-20, 3rd in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Chatwood is the first Cubs pitcher since Carlos Zambrano in 2007 to walk five or more batters in six different starts. Of course, Zambrano did it over the course of a whole season while Chatwood has done it before Memorial Day. The six starts of walking 5 or more are twice as many as any other pitcher in baseball this season.

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Maddon: Doubt Rays' starter strategy catches on

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he doesn't believe the Rays' strategy of having a reliever start games will ignite some sort of revolution in baseball. "To see that becoming a part of the norm, I doubt it," he said.

Bubba Watson has some fun at Wrigley Field (0:16)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The latest, outside the Cubs clubhouse, combining art and baseball.


Anthony Rizzo, Cubs first baseman

David Kaplan and Jordan Cornette talk with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo about conversations in the club house about hustling and paying attention to trade rumors.

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Machado says free-agency talk not a distraction

Orioles infielder Manny Machado is eligible for free agency after this season and could well be traded this summer, but he is determined to keep the focus on the field for as long as he can.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss getting tossed for the first time in his career after arguing a called third strike.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Schwarber was kicked out of the game by home plate umpire John Tumpane after arguing a called strike 3 that looked high. He and Tumpane began arguing before Javy Baez got in between them to help settle Schwarber down. Joe Maddon then had his say with the umpire also. Schwarber had a questionable strike 1 call on him in the previous at-bat as well.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant gets a rare day off as the Cubs complete a busy stretch in Cincinnati today. Ian Happ will play third base while Javy Baez is at SS giving Addison Russell a breather.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs OF Ian Happ hit the franchise's 14,000th HR tonight. He was also the fastest to 20 homers (last season) in team history and has hit a home run from both sides of the plate in a game and now both ends of a doubleheader. Plus, he delivered the weather on the weather channel earlier this week. But it's those home runs he'll remember the most: “There have been some cool ones. For a storied organization, to have some of those with your name on them, that's special.”


Happ, Cubs rout Reds 10-0 for doubleheader split

Ian Happ hit his second home run of the doubleheader, Jason Heyward tied his career high with four RBI and Jose Quintana allowed one hit in seven shutdown innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-0 Saturday night for a split.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have scored 10 or more runs an MLB leading 9 times after reaching that number in Game 2 of their doubleheader against the Reds on Saturday. They came into the game averaging an NL leading 5.26 runs per game. That average increased again after their 10 run output against Cincinnati.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ian Happ has homered in both ends of the doubleheader against the Reds today making him the first Cub since Chris Coghlan in 2014 to achieve that accomplishment. He's been on base 11 times in 2.5 games of the series so far, including 4 times via IBB. Happ was a candidate to be sent down to the minors not that long ago but he's gotten hot, raising his OBP to over .350.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss his issue with Reds pitcher Amir Garrett before the benches cleared as well as his current frustrations at the plate.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon, after the Cubs lose 5-4 in 11: "It was not a good game. One of my worst sitting in that dugout."

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Cubs, Reds involved in bench-clearing incident

Reds left-hander Amir Garrett and Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez exchanged words after Baez struck out to end the seventh inning, sparking a bench-clearing incident that was quickly defused after a brief scuffle.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2596th
On Base Percentage.3412nd
Slugging Percentage.4323rd
Earned Run Average3.282nd
Quality Starts22Tied-16th