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2017 Schedule
49-45, 2nd in NL Cent
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Arenado finds sweet spot on Wednesday

Nolan Arenado not only hit three home runs in the Rockies' 18-4 win over the Padres on Wednesday, but two of them were hit over 420 feet.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Mike Montgomery discuss what was better his pitching or hitting in the Cubs 8-2 win over the Braves. Montgomery hit a HR and pitched 6 solid innings. He did get the ball back.

Eric Karabell ESPN Senior Writer 

Chicago Cubs infielder Javy Baez homered for the second consecutive game and now has multi-hit games in his past four contests. Two seasons ago we expected Baez to soon hit 30 homers in a season, and steal bases. He has the bat speed. Has the foot speed. We overlook the plate discipline. So far Baez looks like a 20-homer guy and he's not running but let's remember he's only 24 and remains a strong dynasty league target.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss his start to the second half and how he got here. He's 9 for 22 after a 4 for 4 day in the Cubs 8-2 win over the Braves on Wednesday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss the injury to his pinkie finger after a slide into third base on Wednesday in Atlanta.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Braves 8-2 behind another all around strong performance to complete their second straight sweep to begin the second half. Addison Russell went 4 for 4 and 9 for 22 on the trip while Javier Baez was even better. He's 10 for his last 15 including a 3 run HR on Wednesday. Pitcher Mike Montgomery also homered, the first of his career while Tommy La Stella came off the bench in place of an injured Kris Bryant and went deep as well. Bryant sprained his pinkie finger on a slide and is day to day. The Cubs are 2 games out of first and are a season high 4 games over .500.

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Baez clubs a 3-run HR to center (0:26)
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Cubs pitcher goes deep with solo shot (0:21)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Montgomery hit a 393 ft home run, off R.A. Dickey, according to StatCast. It had an exit velocity of 99.9 mph for his first career long ball.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game with a left pinkie sprain after sliding into third base in the first inning in Wednesday's game against the Braves. X-Rays were negative. He's considered day to day at the moment.

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Bryant gives Cubs' dugout a wave after a double (0:31)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Montgomery, who could be starting his last game for a while, has not given up a hit or walk against the Braves through 4 innings though he's hit one batter. He's struck out two and thrown 52 pitches so far. With Kyle Hendricks due off the DL next week Montgomery is expected to be shifted to the bullpen.

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Bryant exits game after injuring finger on slide (0:40)
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Cubs' Bryant day-to-day with finger injury

Cubs third baseman and reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game in the first inning after hurting his finger sliding into third base. He is day-to-day with a pinkie sprain.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant left Wednesday's game against the Braves after apparently hurting a finger sliding head first into third base in the first inning. Bryant tried to advance on a pitch in the dirt but was thrown out. He got up slowly holding a finger on his left hand.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his outing after several rain delays before the game even started. He warmed up "about 2.5 times" but kept an eye on the opposing pitcher to know when to start up again.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs 5-1 win over the Braves on Tuesday after a 2:30 rain delay.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey say 'no thanks' to any move to the bullpen after he threw 5 innings giving up just one run on Tuesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Some classic John Lackey after the game. Asked if he ever thought he might be moved to the bullpen: "That ship has sailed. It ain't happening. There's two places for me to be. Starting or at home." Said the exception would be the playoffs.

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Lackey returns, rules out move to Cubs' pen

John Lackey earned his first win in a month in his return from the DL, and after the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Braves, he dismissed speculation that he might be dropped from the rotation.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Braves 5-1 for their fifth consecutive win to begin the second half. After a 2:30 rain delay, John Lackey gave up a second inning home run to Nick Markakis but then shut down the Braves over the rest of his 5 innings. Willson Contreras continued a hot month with a 3 run HR while Javier Baez had three hits. The key to the Cubs streak has been their starting pitching. Over the last 4 games they've pitched 25.2 innings while giving up just 3 earned runs. The Cubs are just 2.5 games behind the first place Brewers.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.018th
Quality Starts38Tied-22nd
WHIP1.299th
BAA.2395th
Runs443Tied-13th
Batting Average.24524th
On Base Percentage.32910th
Slugging Percentage.43212th

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