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Chicago Cubs (48-50)


Thu. 7/22 Fri. 7/23 Sat. 7/24 Sun. 7/25 Mon. 7/26
@ StL
L 2-3
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vs. Ari
W 8-3
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Ari 7 - 3 ChC
Final
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vs. Ari
11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE12:20 PM CT
vs. Cin
5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT

Varsho HRs in 3rd straight, D-backs beat reeling Cubs 7-3

CHICAGO (AP) Daulton Varsho homered in his third straight game and hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run seventh inning, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the struggling Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Saturday.

The teams waited out a 1-hour, 39-minute rain delay after the top of the ninth on a mostly sunny and steamy afternoon. By then, the Cubs were well on their way to their 18th loss in 24 games, a startling freefall that began with them tied with Milwaukee for the NL Central lead.

They came into this one nine back of the first-place Brewers and facing huge questions about the direction of the club as the non-waiver deadline approaches on Friday. Stars Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez have expiring contracts, and closer Craig Kimbrel could be attractive for a contender.

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.262
HR: J. Báez22
RBI: J. Báez64
SB: J. Báez13
W: K. Hendricks12
ERA: K. Hendricks3.61
Saves: C. Kimbrel22
K: A. Alzolay91
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 5741.582-
Cincinnati 5047.5156.5
St. Louis 4949.5008
Chi Cubs 4851.4859.5
Pittsburgh 3760.38119.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .226 (28)
Runs: 413 (20)
Hits: 716 (27)
Home Runs: 122 (12)
Stolen Bases: 51 (9)
OBP: .305 (24)
SLG: .392 (20)
Total Bases: 1245 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.08 (14)
Runs Allowed: 434 (16)
Saves: 26 (11)
Strikeouts: 866 (13)
OpBA: .235 (13)
OBP: .323 (19)
SLG: .404 (14)
Run Support: 4.33 (21)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/23 M. Duffy Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
7/23 M. Duffy Removed From 60-Day IL (Lower back strain)
7/23 J. Fargas Acquired Off Waivers NY Mets
7/23 J. Fargas Sent to Minors
7/23 E. Sogard Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/7 J. Arrieta Right hamstring tightness (on 10-day IL)
7/7 B. Wieck Irregular heartbeat (on 60-day IL)
7/6 E. Sogard Left thumb contusion (10-day IL)
7/6 K. Stewart Right elbow inflammation (on 10-day IL)
6/30 J. Lobaton Sprained right shoulder (on 60-day IL)
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