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2018 Schedule
8-8, 4th in NL Cent
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Lester, Heyward lead Cubs past Cardinals 8-5

Jon Lester was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start as Cub, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and Chicago defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez was batting eighth just days ago but has moved all the way up to No. 2 for the Cubs as Joe Maddon continues to search for the right mix for his up and down lineup. Albert Almora Jr bats lead off with Bryant and Rizzo behind the top 2.

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Cards-Cubs now MLB's 25th postponement

The game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday was called off because of wintry weather, the 25th postponement in the first three weeks of the major league season.

Is Rizzo wrong for wanting fewer baseball games? (1:28)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javier Baez has 10 extra base hits on the season including a HR and a double tonight. He has 12 hits overall giving him just two singles on the season. His 83 percent extra base rate on hits is easily the highest in baseball (min 10 AB's).

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

You gotta love baseball, circa 2018. We've seen 13 batters over the first 1 1/2 innings here at Wrigley Field. One ball in play. No hits and no runs yet for the Cubs and Cardinals.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Game time temp for Cubs/Cards is 35 degrees. Wind chill is 29. Wind blowing in 10 mph.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon's latest, combining art and baseball.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo (back tightness) is in the lineup after missing action on the DL. He'll bat third against the Cards tonight. Jason Heyward is playing CF with Ben Zobrist in right.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo told ESPN 1000 the plan is for him to come off the DL and play tonight as the Cubs take on the Cards after back to back postponements. Temperatures are expected to be in 30's with wind chills dropping down into the 20's. Rizzo said it's not how he envisions Cubs/Cards baseball in the spring. He also advocated for a shorter baseball season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Cards postponed their game tonight due to temperatures more than anticipated precipitation. MLB has taken a larger role in weather related issues this month and both the league and the Cubs did a good job in calling this game early instead of allowing fans to drive to Wrigley Field. The teams will play a day/night doubleheader on July 21.

Maddon on field conditions: 'That's not baseball weather' (0:49)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Crazy game, crazy weather and one memorable game says Cubs star Kris Bryant.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7517th
Batting Average.23516th
On Base Percentage.3339th
Slugging Percentage.40411th
Earned Run Average3.9617th
Quality Starts6Tied-24th
WHIP1.4327th
BAA.24016th