9/7 Extra bases
Tyler Colvin hit his fifth triple of the season, which is tied for third among NL rookies with teammate Starlin Castro. Speaking of Castro, Mike Quade says the shortstop may be back in the lineup Wednesday.
“I will sleep on that tonight and contemplate,” Quade said. “He’s had a couple good days and done extra work and has had some time. There’s a fine line between observing for too long and getting better, so we’ll see.”
* Brad Snyder became the 17th rookie the Cubs have used this season and 11th to make his Major League debut. That’s the most since the team used 19 rookies with 15 making their debuts in 2000. Snyder struck out against lefty Tim Byrdak in the sixth.
* Kosuke Fukudome is batting .425 with seven runs, five doubles, two homers and six RBIs in his last 12 games. He picked up his 24th multi-hit game of the year.
* Marlon Byrd is one hit shy of matching his career high of 155, set last season, and two hits away from 900 for his career.
— Carrie Muskat