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Chicago Cubs

Stadium: Wrigley Field | Manager: Rick Renteria
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cubs.2396141573.91
NL Central4th4th1st5th
National League 10th11th2nd12th

Next Game

Sun, March 29, 4:05 PM EDT
Chi. Cubs
at
Kansas City Royals

Schedule

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Wed Mar 18
W 7 - 5at LAD
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Thu Mar 19
L 9 - 5at ARI
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Fri Mar 20
W 10 - 7at CHW
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Sat Mar 21
W 12 - 10SEA
Recap
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Sun Mar 22
L 6 - 1SD
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Tue Mar 24
L 14 - 2at OAK
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Wed Mar 25
L 3 - 2at SEA
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Thu Mar 26
L 8 - 4LAA
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Fri Mar 27
W 6 - 3CHW
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Sat Mar 28
W 18 - 4COL
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Sat Mar 28
L 9 - 5at CIN
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4:05 pm EDT
Today
at KC
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4:05 pm EDT
Mon Mar 30
SF
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4:05 pm EDT
Tue Mar 31
at TEX
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4:05 pm EDT
Wed Apr 1
MIL
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9:40 pm EDT
Fri Apr 3
at ARI
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4:10 pm EDT
Sat Apr 4
at ARI
8:05 pm EDT
Sun Apr 5
ESP2STL
8:05 pm EDT
Tue Apr 7
STL
2:20 pm EDT
Wed Apr 8
STL

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
St. Louis7-511-9
Pittsburgh1-212-10
Cincinnati5-412-10
Milwaukee7-511-12
Chicago5-811-15
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Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta does it all in start Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta tossed five strike outs over four scoreless innings of work Saturday. Arrieta also added a three-run home run and an RBI double to help his own cause, something he simply called a good work day, reports MLB.com.

"i like it," Arrieta said. "I think it allows us to put a little speed behind me. I feel I can handle the bat well. Depending on the situation, I feel I can put a bunt down efficiently."

Arrieta feels comfortable with the bat in his hand, partially why manager Joe Maddon is considering batting the pitcher eighth in the order.

"It is the pitcher, and it seems like a break in the lineup, but we feel we can do some damage there and help us out," Arrieta said.

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Cubs' Anthony Rizzo gets chance batting leadoff Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is better known as a power hitter. But Saturday, the club gave him a chance to bat leadoff in a split-squad game.

"I think I'm your prototypical leadoff hitter," Rizzo said. "I'm going to try to see some pitches, get on base. We don't steal much on this team anyway."

Rizzo, who normally bats third in the order, gave the lineup a breath of fresh air, according to manager Joe Maddon.

"It kind of freshens them up a bit," Maddon said. "The big thing is to protect him, and if you don't, he's not going to get pitched to."

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Joe Maddon considering OF Jorge Soler for Cubs' No. 2 spot
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

With the No. 2 spot still undecided in the Cubs' lineup, manager Joe Maddon said outfielder Jorge Soler could be the man for the job, according to MLB.com.

“He’s a really interesting baseball player,” Maddon said. “I’d heard good things, but his impression on me has been really strong.”

Outfielder Chris Coghlan has been the frontrunner for the role but Maddon likes Soler's plate discipline.

“With [Soler], it goes beyond his power. This guy looks over a baseball now. This guy has great decision-making ability at the plate," Maddon said. That bleeds into either you’re driving in the second leadoff hitter plus one, or he’s setting up somebody after him because the guy is going to take his walks."

Soler is hitting .333 this spring with three home runs, eight doubles and 20 RBI.

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Felix Doubront granted his release by the Cubs
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Felix Doubront was granted his release by the Cubs on Saturday, according to MLB.com. Doubront, 27, was traded from Boston to Chicago before the trade deadline last season. He posted a 3.98 ERA in four starts 20 1/3 innings for the Cubs in 2014. He owns a whopping 11.57 ERA in seven innings of work this spring.

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Cubs option RHP Eric Jokisch down to Triple-A Iowa
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Cubs optioned 25-year-old right-hander Eric Jokisch to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Jokisch, who made his first career major-league start the penultimate day of the season, allowed eight earned runs in 12 innings of work in Cactus League play.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGStarlin Castro , SS.292
HRAnthony Rizzo , 1B32
RBIAnthony Rizzo , 1B78
OBPAnthony Rizzo , 1B.386
SLGAnthony Rizzo , 1B.527
RAnthony Rizzo , 1B89
SBArismendy Alcantara , CF8
WJake Arrieta , SP10
ERATravis Wood , SP5.03
WHIPTravis Wood , SP1.53
KJake Arrieta , SP167
SVHector Rondon , RP29
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