7/11 Ramirez on hot streak
Aramis Ramirez was 2-for-4 on Saturday with a solo home run. In his last five games, the Cubs third baseman is 11-for-21 with seven extra-base hits, nine runs scored and nine RBIs, and he’s had at least two hits, including an extra-base hit, in each of those games. According to Elias Sports Bureau, that ties the longest streak of games with at least two hits and one extra-base hit by a Cubs player over the last 70 years, done several other times, most recently by Derrek Lee in 2007. Maybe Lee can match that feat starting in the second half.
– Carrie Muskat