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Rockies use big fifth inning to beat Cubs (1:04)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs rookie David Bote react to earning his first big league hit, which came in his hometown, in his first major league at bat.

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Just called up, Cubs' Bote doubles in 1st bat

Cubs rookie and Coloradan David Bote, called up earlier Saturday, doubled in his first major league at-bat at Coors Field.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish has failed to pitch at least 5 innings in 3 of 4 starts as a Cub this season. Tonight he was pulled in the fifth after giving up a 2-0 lead, allowing 5 runs to score with two outs. And once again he apparently let some adversity get the best of him as he walked pitcher Tyler Anderson before the floodgates opened. Last start it was a balk that admittedly did him in. Darvish's ERA rose to 6.86 after his 4.2 IP, 5 run outing on Saturday vs the Rockies. It also included four walks. The Cubs signed him to a 6-year, $126 million deal this past off-season.

Bote gets first hit in front of his family (0:39)
Contreras hits the top of the wall for two-run double (0:37)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Great moment at Coors Field where 25 year old Cubs rookie David Bote doubles to right center in his first AB in the big leagues. And it comes in his hometown of Denver. Bote was drafted in the 18th round in 2012 and spent parts of 4 years at Single-A. He subsequently got thrown out attempting to steal third base.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch newly called up Cubs infielder David Bote discuss making his debut tonight in his hometown. He'll bat 8th and play third base against his childhood team, the Rockies. Bote was an 18th round pick in 2012.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs placed Ben Zobrist (back) on the 10 day DL on Saturday retroactive to April 18. Taking his place is 25 year old David Bote who will make his ML debut against the Rockies Sat night at Coors Field. Bote will bat 8th and play third base after an impressive spring camp. He was drafted in the 18th round in 2012 making this his 7th year in the Cubs system. He's a Colorado native and currently lives about 10 miles north of Denver. He was added to the Cubs 40-man roster last November.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist said he's going on the 10 day DL to take care of a back injury. It's not serious but he's been out the last few days anyway and the Cubs can make it retroactive so Zobrist can return after the team's current road trip. They'll call someone up from Triple-A for Saturday's game but the move hasn't been announced by the team yet.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Albert Almora react to his first career 4 hit game in the Cubs blow out win over the Rockies. He also scored a career high 4 runs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have 14 opposite field base hits in their last two games, 7 in each. Seven oppo hits marks the second most in a nine inning game this season and the Cubs have now done it on consecutive days.The Cubs have made a concerted effort to use the whole field and after a slow start they're beginning to accomplish it. New hitting coach Chili Davis was brought in to help in this area and it's paid off the last two days.

Baez on fire at the plate (0:57)
Schwarber clubs 3-run homer (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez is 4 for 4 tonight and 9 for his last 13. He has 13 extra base hits this season including two more tonight making him a triple shy of the cycle. It's his fifth career, 4-hit game and already has three, 4 rbi games this season.

Arenado launches two-run homer (0:25)
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1dJesse Rogers

Manfred: Fewer games would mean lower pay

Commissioner Rob Manfred responded to Cubs star Anthony Rizzo's assertion that MLB teams play too many games by saying if "they're going to work less, they're probably going to make less."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs relievers warm up in the rain at Coors Field, hoping tonight's game gets played. The Cubs have had 5 postponements this month, including three since Sunday.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Are shorter baseball seasons on the horizon? If so, players will have to give something to get something. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred on Friday called Anthony Rizzo "realistic" after the Cubs first baseman said he'd be willing to take a pay cut in return for fewer games. "I think that Anthony's comments were realistic in the sense that ... if, in fact, you're going to go to 154 games or some lower number of games, that players would have to be participants in that process," Manfred said. "They're gonna work less, they're probably gonna make less."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Eddie Butler was placed on the 10 day DL with a right groin strain, Luke Farrell, son of former manager John Farrell, was called up to take his place on the roster. Butler walked two and gave up two hits before being pulled in yesterday's game.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2547th
On Base Percentage.3453rd
Slugging Percentage.4256th
Earned Run Average4.0416th
Quality Starts7Tied-24th