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2018 Schedule
71-52, 1st in NL Cent
1:39

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss his team's offensive futility in their four game series against the Pirates. The Cubs scored 4 runs, all on solo home runs. Two came from Schwarber.

0:25

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Addison Russell discuss getting picked off third base in the Cubs 2-1 loss to the Pirates.

Schwarber belts mighty solo HR to right (0:22)
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12h

Cubs' Darvish lasts just one inning in rehab start

Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish, making his first rehab start, lasted just one inning in Sunday's game with Class A South Bend. After throwing six warm-up pitches, he left with a trainer prior to the start of the second inning.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Javy Baez is the first Cub since Corey Patterson in 2004 to record at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases as he reached 20 in the latter category in the first inning today. He has 25 home runs and 89 RBI to go along with his 20 steals. He leads the Cubs in all 3 categories.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Pirates are in the running for a noteworthy weekend when it comes to a lack of offense. They've combined to score just 6 runs total in the first three games of their series. It's been 32 years since two teams combined for 10 or fewer runs in a 4 game series while the low mark this season is 11 runs -- achieved by the Cubs and Brewers. According to Elias, the fewest runs ever scored between two teams in a 4 game series is 5.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Yu Darvish (elbow) is scheduled to throw 50-60 pitches and no more than 3 innings in a rehab start for Class-A South Bend today. If he's efficient over the three innings then he'll throw more in the bullpen afterwards, per Joe Maddon.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs scored exactly one run in each of their last 3 games, all via solo home runs. That hadn't happened to the franchise in the last 110 seasons, and it's first time since 2016 it happened in major league baseball. The Cubs offense has been stuck in neutral essentially since the all-star break, attempting to pull the ball way too often, according to Joe Maddon: "We have to stay in the middle of the field. That's the one time this year that I thought we were a pretty powerful offense."

0:43

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Tyler Chatwood discuss his short outing on Saturday. He walked 3 in 2-plus innings before being pulled in the Cubs 3-1 loss to the Pirates.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow threw between 20-25 pitches off the bullpen mound as he rehabs a biceps injury. He's confident he can pitch threw any discomfort as he moves forward, though he's in no rush considering how well Pedro Strop and other relievers have performed: "I hope there's a set up job still available when I come back," he joked.

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2dJesse Rogers

Cubs turn record-tying 7 double plays in win

The Cubs tied an MLB record with seven double plays in their win over the Pirates on Friday night, joining the 1942 Yankees and 1969 Astros.

2:05

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cole Hamels discuss the Cubs 1-0 win over the Pirates on Friday. They turned 7 double plays, including the final one with 2 on in the ninth to end the game.

2d

Cubs turn record-tying 7 double plays, edge Pirates 1-0

The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record by turning seven double plays Friday night, including a game-ending effort by rookie third baseman David Bote on a grounder by David Freese to finish off a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Pirates hit into 7 double plays, tying the franchise record.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cole Hamels is the first pitcher to induce 5+ double plays in a game since Luis Perdomo of the Padres had 6 on August 28, 2016 against the Marlins.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cole Hamels has induced three double plays in the first 3 innings tonight while tying a career high with 19 on the season now. He's had two ground balls go to the left side and one to the right resulting in two outs each time. He's thrown just 36 pitches through three innings.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tonight's Cubs-Pirates game is expected to begin at 8:50pm.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

National League MVP candidate Javy Báez has already set career-high marks in hits (129), homers (25), doubles (32), triples (8), RBI (89) and stolen bases (19) and is nearing his career-high with 74 runs scored (75 in 2017).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tarp still on the field; light rain expected up until game time for Cubs-Pirates. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Cubs have had the third-most postponed games due to weather this season (7); Yankees and Orioles lead with 9 and 8, respectively.

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2dJesse Rogers

Cubs LHP Montgomery to DL with shoulder issue

The Cubs placed left-handed starter Mike Montgomery on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood will make at least one start, on Saturday against the Pirates, in Montgomery's place.

0:35

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Tyler Chatwood discuss returning to the rotation on Saturday in place of Mike Montgomery.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.799th
Quality Starts5719th
WHIP1.3419th
BAA.23910th
Runs5877th
Batting Average.2622nd
On Base Percentage.3401st
Slugging Percentage.41711th