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10-10, 4th in NL Cent
Bote smashes walk-off single for a Cubs' 2-1 win (0:49)
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Bote lifts Cubs past Diamondbacks 2-1

David Bote hit a game-ending RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs used a terrific performance by Tyler Chatwood to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday.

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Cubs' Lester (hammy) may return for next series

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said injured ace Jon Lester looked "very good" in a simulated game and said it's possible the left-hander could return from his hamstring injury as soon as the team's next series.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks talking about his seven shutout innings on Friday.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Remember that Cubs pitching staff that caused so much consternation earlier this season? That group put up 31 consecutive scoreless innings before Brad Brach gave up a run in the ninth inning on Friday, its longest streak since 1976. Chicago beat Arizona 5-1 at Wrigley Field behind Kyle Hendricks, who threw seven shutout innings while striking out 11 in picking up his first win of the season. Chicago has allowed two runs or fewer in six of its last seven contests. After a 1-6 start, the Cubs have evened their record at 9-9.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks has been creeping up on the kind of breakthrough performance he had today against Arizona. His game score was 80, tied for the fourth-best of his career.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs' Kyle Hendricks is likely done after throwing seven shutout innings and 100 pitches today against Arizona. Hendricks struck out 11, the third time in his career that he's hit double digits. Hendricks entered the game with a total of 10 strikeouts over his first three starts.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks' best outing of the season nearly ended on a sour note. Hendricks was struck in the shin by a Christian Walker drive back up the middle and the ball ricocheted all the way into foul territory along the wall on the third-base side. But Hendricks is staying in the game with one down in the seventh and the Cubs leading the Diamondbacks 5-0.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Short delay here as home plate umpire Dan Iassogna is hit in the mask by a Merrill Kelly wild pitch. Iassogna appears to be fine. Is it me, or does it seem like there has been a rash of those incidents this season?

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs announced a game-time temperature of 44 degrees with the wind out of the north at 26 miles per hour. According to my weather app of choice, that translates to a real-feel temperature of 37 degrees. Expect a lot of first-pitch swinging today.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

It will take a poke to get one out at Wrigley Field today. There's a cold north wind blowing in at a rapid rate, and put extra emphasis on the word "cold". Off on the horizon, the sea (Lake Michigan) looks very angry today. April baseball!

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cole Hamels hasn't walked a batter over his last 22 innings, the longest stretch in baseball this season -- by 6 innings. The last free pass he issued was in March, in the 4th inning of his first game of the year against the Rangers.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Best part of the Royals-White Sox incident was when heated Royals coach Dale Sveum had to be held back by ChiSox manager Rick Renteria. It was a battle royale of deposed Cubs managers. Renteria and Sveum both ended up on the ejection list, along with Tim Anderson and Brad Keller.

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The most feared lineups in baseball

From top to bottom, which are the offenses that no pitcher should want to face? Plus, the clubs that aren't scaring anyone.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss Jose Quintana's night on the mound as well as his HR in the Cubs 4-0 win over Miami on Tuesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Quintana followed up a gem with another one as he extended a scoreless streak to 14 innings as the Cubs beat the Marlins 4-0 behind 7 innings from the lefty. He's walked just one batter over his last two outings while Javy Baez became just the third Cubs shortstop in the past 60 seasons to earn at least 3 hits in 3 consecutive games.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.21
Quality Starts0
WHIP1.45
BAA.258
Runs110
Batting Average.260
On Base Percentage.356
Slugging Percentage.433