The Cubs added depth at catcher on Saturday when they claimed Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets.
Rookie Ian Happ did it all on Saturday afternoon, hitting an RBI single in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth and scoring the tiebreaking run on Javier Baez’s single in the sixth to spark the Cubs to a 4-3 Interleague victory over the Blue Jays at Wrigley Field.
The Blue Jays and Cubs will meet for the third and final time this season when their series wraps up on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Right-hander Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for Chicago, while Toronto will counter with right-hander Marco Estrada.
Jose Quintana has faced the Blue Jays plenty of times before, but never as a member of the Cubs. That will change Saturday afternoon. Toronto will counter with right-hander Nick Tepesch.
Javier Baez hit his 20th home run and made what seemed like his 20 millionth unbelievable defensive play in the ninth inning to help preserve the Cubs’ 7-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
One day after hitting six home runs in a loss, the Cubs needed four run-scoring singles to post a 7-4 Interleague victory on Friday afternoon over the Blue Jays, who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2005.
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Jon Lester has some fatigue in his left shoulder and simply needs a rest, so the Cubs placed the left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Friday.
Mike Montgomery will return to the Cubs’ rotation to sub for Jon Lester, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with left shoulder fatigue.
The Cubs belted six home runs, including back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning, to erase a nine-run deficit, but the Reds reclaimed the lead on rookie Phillip Ervin’s tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh to secure a crazy 13-10 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field that split the four-game series.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon could tell Jon Lester wasn’t quite right on Thursday when he saw the dip in velocity of the left-hander’s pitches.
The Cubs went on a home run binge in the fourth inning on Thursday at Wrigley Field, with a leadoff homer by Kris Bryant and then back to back to back jacks against the Reds’ Scott Feldman, but it wasn’t enough as they lost, 13-10.