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Chicago Cubs (37-35)


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Cubs try to make it two straight versus Marlins

MIAMI -- Chicago Cubs right-hander John Lackey, who turns 39 in October, will be the first to admit he doesn't throw as hard as he did a few years ago.

"But if you can locate, it doesn't matter," Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer told the media Sunday after Lackey beat his team 7-1. "(Lackey's) fastball was really good. If you locate consistently and make guys expand the zone a little bit, that always works."

Lackey (5-7, 4.98 ERA) will try that plan again Friday when the Cubs (37-35) play the Miami Marlins (32-39) in the second contest of a four-game series at Marlins Park.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.265
HR: A. Rizzo17
RBI: A. Rizzo47
SB: K. Bryant6
W: J. Arrieta7
ERA: J. Lester3.83
Saves: W. Davis14
K: J. Lester93
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 4035.533-
Chi Cubs 3735.5141.5
St. Louis 3338.4655
Pittsburgh 3340.4526
Cincinnati 3041.4238
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .239 (29)
Runs: 343 (15)
Hits: 582 (29)
Home Runs: 101 (10)
Stolen Bases: 21 (29)
OBP: .327 (14)
SLG: .425 (15)
Total Bases: 1033 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.01 (7)
Runs Allowed: 317 (8)
Saves: 18 (14)
Strikeouts: 646 (10)
OpBA: .240 (5)
OBP: .314 (8)
SLG: .410 (8)
Run Support: 4.77 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/22 D. Floro Called Up from Minors
6/22 J. Heyward Placed on 10-Day DL (Laceration on right hand)
6/22 Z. Rosscup Designated for Assignment
6/22 K. Schwarber Sent to Minors
6/22 M. Zagunis Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/19 J. Heyward Laceration on right hand (on 10-day DL)
6/13 B. Zobrist Left wrist discomfort (on 10-day DL)
6/5 K. Hendricks Right hand tendinitis (on 10-day DL)
5/7 B. Anderson Lower back strain (on 60-day DL)
5/6 J. Heyward off 10-day DL
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