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2018 Schedule
40-28, 2nd in NL Cent

BBTN: Harper's Struggles, Houston's Run, Maddon, Houser

Before Boog Sciambi catches up with Joe Maddon (26:46), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the Astros' streak, Bryce Harper's struggles, a great HR Derby idea and more (2:33). Plus, Todd Radom's trivia and #ThirtyUnis focuses on the Tigers (30:49).

Cardinals shut out Cubs to avoid sweep (1:21)
Baez fine but 'sore' after getting hit in elbow (1:30)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss getting hit by a pitch on the left elbow Sunday night. He thinks he'll be ok.

Baez exits game after taking pitch off his elbow (0:42)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber continues to impress with his arm in the outfield. He threw out his 7th runner this season, tied for most in the NL, when Harrison Bader tried to stretch a single into a double in the seventh inning on Sunday. Teams continue to try and run on him and he's come up big with his arm more often than not.

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Cubs' Baez suffers elbow contusion after HBP

Cubs infielder Javier Baez, who leads the team in homers, left Sunday's game against the Cardinals after taking a pitch to his left elbow.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs infielder Javy Baez left Sunday's game after getting hit on or near his left elbow by a pitch from Jack Flaherty in the third inning. Baez was down on the ground being attended to by the Cubs training staff before leaving. Addison Russell entered the game in his place.

Heyward makes nice sliding grab (0:24)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward, on hitting a 99 mph Jordan Hicks fastball for a home run, in the Cubs 6-3 win over the Cards: "My hands have to be free. Have to be able to use my hands. Can't try to hit that with my body. You try and do too much then you're not going to be able to make some good contact there and backspin the baseball."

Heyward's 2-run dinger pads Cubs' lead (0:31)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward went deep on a 99.1 mph fastball from Jordan Hicks, making it the hardest pitch he's hit a home run off of in his career. This coming not long after hitting a walk off grand slam at Wrigley Field off lefty Adam Morgan. Heyward has four home runs on the season but has been on a slugging tear of late.

Happ lines go-ahead RBI single (0:20)
Russell's solo shot brings Cubs even (0:22)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Former Cub/Ranger/Oriole Rafael Palmeiro homered for the 2nd time in 14 games Fri. for the independent Amer. Assn. Cleburne Railroaders, as he attempts a comeback at age 53. Pictured with his son Patrick, 28, a teammate, he'll be featured on E:60 Sun., 9a E on ESPN & 10a E on ESPN2.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Friday marked just the third time in his career that Javy Baez drew two walks in a game and neither were intentional. The last time he did it was on Aug. 19, 2014. The other time he did it was two days earlier, on Aug. 17, 2014. And then on Friday against the Cardinals. Here was Joe Maddon after the game: “Magnificent. I was calling for the ball after the first one. After the second ball, I thought it was going right to Cooperstown.”


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss breaking out of his slump after getting a couple days of rest. He hit a HR and drove in 4 in the Cubs blowout win over the Cardinals.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs broke out of a power slump with home runs by Ian Happ and Kris Bryant off Michael Wacha in the third inning tonight. Before those blasts, they had hit a total of two between June 7 and June 13. The Happ HR broke a 20 inning scoreless streak for the team. For Bryant, it snapped a 107 at-bat streak without a HR, longest of his career.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2584th
On Base Percentage.3401st
Slugging Percentage.4179th
Earned Run Average3.192nd
Quality Starts36Tied-13th