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100-56, 1st in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon continues to rotate his starters in and out of the lineup as Kris Bryant won't start one day after collecting his 100th RBI. Addison Russell is also off as Munenori Kawasaki, Tommy La Stella, Javier Baez, Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero are all starting against the Pirates on Tuesday.

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Which Cubs have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Aroldis Chapman is among pitchers with the highest spin rate on fastballs, while Kyle Hendricks is doing it with the curveball. Why spin rate matters (Insider)

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Hendricks close to making Cubs history

If Kyle Hendricks can keep his ERA below 2.00 this season, he'll be the first Cubs pitcher to lead the league with a sub-2.00 ERA since 1920. Jake Arrieta posted a 1.77 ERA last year but didn't lead the league.

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Joe Maddon finally reaches 100 wins

This is the first 100-win season of Maddon's managerial career after he reached the 90-win level six times previously. No other manager in major league history was a first-time 100-game winner after reaching the 90-win mark as often as Maddon, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

Been some time since Cubs won 100

The Cubs beat the Pirates 12-2 on Monday to pick up their 100th win of the season, the first time they've reached that total since 1935. That was the second-longest span between 100-win seasons in MLB history, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Baez's grand slam gets just enough

Javier Baez's grand slam off Pirates starter Chad Kuhl on Monday traveled just 360 feet to left field on a line. PNC Park hasn't seen a lower apex on a homer (52 feet) in the last four years, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Ross: Lester Has A Different Demeanor Now

Cubs C David Ross talks to Buster Olney about Anthony Rizzo's mastery of two-strike hitting, Jon Lester's adjustments on the mound and throwing to first base an much more.

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6hBill Savage

View from Section 416: Debunking the Cubs' curses

The purported "curses" that have haunted the Cubs are total nonsense. There's been no winning at Wrigley over the years because of bad owners, bad front offices, bad managers and bad ballplayers.

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Baez's grand slam helps Cubs to 100th win (0:42)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Hendricks discuss his outing on Monday as he got out of a couple jams while lowering his ERA to 1.99 on the season.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss reaching 100 RBIs for the first time in his career. He said he was thinking about it after landing on 99 last year.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Kyle Hendricks outing on Monday as well as the mascot/nickname for Dartmouth.

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The Cubs' road to 100 wins (2:14)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs won their 100th game of the season in blowout fashion, 12-2, over the Pittsburgh Pirates and in doing so reached the century mark in victories for the first time since 1935. They're 100-56 with six games remaining in the season.

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17hBradford Doolittle

For the Cubs, 100 doesn't matter as much as 108

The Cubs have cracked 100 wins for the first time in eight decades, and that's something to celebrate. But here's why the number 108 just might say more about their chances of winning it all.

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Bryant hits 39th dinger of season (0:20)
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Baez crushes grand slam (0:21)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

With six scoreless innings in the books after getting out of a bases loaded jam Kyle Hendricks is the only qualified pitcher with a sub 2.00 era as it dropped to 1.99. The Cubs lead the Pirates 11-0.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7793rd
Batting Average.25713th
On Base Percentage.3442nd
Slugging Percentage.4309th
Earned Run Average3.091st
Quality Starts1001st
WHIP1.101st
BAA.2111st

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