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2017 Schedule
62-56, 1st in NL Cent
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Who will win NL Central?

The division title is a tightly contested battle as teams head into the home stretch, but with the easiest remaining schedule in the league, it looks like the Cubs will have the edge.


Gennett, Castillo lead Reds past Cubs 2-1

Scooter Gennett's sacrifice fly drove in Joey Votto from third to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, and Billy Hamilton singled in a run in the ninth as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the end of the Cubs 2-1 loss to the Reds.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs lost to the Reds 2-1 after squandering offensive opportunities late in the game. They failed to get a runner home from third base with 1 out in the seventh then had two on and no outs in the eighth but failed to convert there as well. Finally, the tying run was again on third in the ninth with one out but Jon Jay and Alex Avila struck out. Meanwhile, the Reds got a sacrifice fly in their half of the eighth to plate their first run. Kyle Hendricks was good but the offensive came up short.

Hamilton all smiles after 50th steal (0:15)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks threw his best game since coming off the disabled list, pitching into the seventh without allowing a run to the Reds. He gave up 5 hits and 4 walks getting help from his bullpen after coming out of the game. Hendricks' ERA is a respectable 3.45 now.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joey Votto is now one game shy of the all time record for reaching base two or more times in consecutive games. He's done it in 20 straight after walking twice on Tuesday against the Cubs. Ted Williams did it 21 times in 1948.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist (neck) said he is available off the bench and could have started on Tuesday but Joe Maddon wanted to give him one more day to heal up. Ironically, Zobrist said he could have hurt his neck taking so many swings because he's been feeling so healthy lately.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss his foot injury he described as a bad case of plantar fasciitis.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon returns his daily double to the top of the lineup as Jon Jay and Tommy La Stella will bat 1/2 for the second straight night against the Reds. Victor Caratini will do the catching while Albert Almora Jr is in CF.

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Tigers and Rangers highlight Monday's longest HRs

Miami's Marcell Ozuna might have hit Monday's longest home run, but the Tigers-Rangers game had plenty of deep homers, too. Detroit's Justin Upton and Texas' Joey Gallo each hit balls that went farther than 425 feet.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

It's the day many fantasy owners have waited for: Anthony Rizzo is second base-eligible in ESPN leagues. League positional averages, per 450 plate appearances in 2017: 1B: .265/.347/.489, 21 HR, 64 RBI, 3 SB, 59 R 2B: .268/.330/.418, 12 HR, 48 RBI, 8 SB, 56 R


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his 4 OF alignment for Joey Votto on Monday.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Jay discuss his night at the plate. He had a chance at a cycle, needing a HR late in the game.

Cubs beat up on the Reds (0:51)
Votto doubles despite four Cubs in outfield (0:27)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Reds 15-5 behind a season (tying) high 17 hits including six from their top two hitters, Jon Jay and Tommy La Stella. Jay missed the cycle starting the game with a single, double and triple in his first three at-bats. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo went back to back in the game while pitcher Mike Montgomery even had a two run double. Javy Baez capped the night with a 2 run home run off Scooter Gennett. At one point Maddon employed four OF's against Joey Votto who promptly doubled against the alignment.

Votto chucks foul ball into the stands (0:15)
Schwarber's dart nails Barnhart at the plate (0:33)

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.957th
Quality Starts53Tied-14th
Batting Average.24821st
On Base Percentage.3319th
Slugging Percentage.43412th

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