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Chicago Cubs (84-66)


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vs. StL
W 4-3
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@ TB
W 2-1
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@ Mil
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@ Mil
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Cubs try to keep momentum going against Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Chicago Cubs got a warm welcome in manager Joe Maddon's return to Tropicana Field on Tuesday, and they will try to get out of town with a two-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays when the series concludes Wednesday.

The first-place Cubs (84-66) have won seven straight, but the Milwaukee Brewers matched them Tuesday night with a win to stay 3 1/2 games back in the National League Central. Chicago is gearing up for a four-game series at Miller Park this weekend.

"I feel like we're playing really good baseball right now," said Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber, who hit a solo home run as a designated hitter Tuesday, a role he could pick up again if the Cubs return to the World Series. "The way that our guys are just going out there and competing, it's really good to see, especially this time of year. It's getting to crunch time."

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.290
HR: A. Rizzo32
RBI: A. Rizzo106
SB: J. Báez10
W: J. Arrieta14
ERA: J. Arrieta3.48
Saves: W. Davis32
K: J. Lester169
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 8466.560-
Milwaukee 8170.5363.5
St. Louis 7872.5206
Pittsburgh 6884.44717
Cincinnati 6685.43718.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .256 (16)
Runs: 764 (5)
Hits: 1302 (17)
Home Runs: 210 (9)
Stolen Bases: 58 (24)
OBP: .338 (4)
SLG: .441 (7)
Total Bases: 2244 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.04 (10)
Runs Allowed: 657 (10)
Saves: 37 (14)
Strikeouts: 1322 (8)
OpBA: .238 (5)
OBP: .315 (9)
SLG: .400 (5)
Run Support: 5.14 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/18 W. Contreras Reinstated From League Suspension
9/17 W. Contreras Starting to Serve Suspension
9/16 W. Contreras Suspension Announced By League (two games, reduced to one)
9/16 A. Russell Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained right foot)
9/13 P. Johnson Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/13 K. Uehara Right knee infection (day-to-day)
8/18 J. Grimm off 10-day DL
8/18 J. Lester off 10-day DL
8/10 W. Contreras off 10-day DL
8/9 K. Uehara off 10-day DL
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