5/23 Lineup & extra bases
* The Cubs have scored in three of their last 38 innings, and are looking to take their first lead in a game since one week ago today when Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the fourth against the Phillies. The Cubs have gone 59 innings without having the lead. After batting .277 with 21 extra-base hits and scoring 29 runs in the last five-game road trip against the Brewers and Cardinals, the Cubs have hit .223 with 17 extra-base hits and 20 runs scored in their last seven games.
* Starlin Castro notched his 400th career hit Monday at the age of 22 and in his 325th game. He’s the fifth Cubs player since 1920 to reach 400 hits by his 325th game, and the second in the last 79 years. He joins Bill Madlock (325 games) in 1976, Billy Herman (323) in 1933, Riggs Stephenson (321) in 1928, and Jigger Statz (308) in 1924.
* Mark your calendars: The Cubs-Red Sox game June 17 will begin at 7:05 p.m. CT to accommodate ESPN.
* The Cubs have made 12 moves on the 25-man roster in the last seven days.
* Here’s the lineup:
– Carrie Muskat