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* Monday’s 2-0 win was the Cubs’ eighth shutout, third-most in the National League behind the Giants (11) and Mets (10).
* Paul Maholm takes the mound Tuesday night. He is 4-0 with a 0.92 ERA in his last four starts, and has thrown at least six innings with one or no runs in each outing. Since 1918, no Cubs left-hander has gone five straight starts with at least six innings pitched while giving up one or fewer runs in each outing.
* With Jeff Beliveau making his Major League debut on Sunday, the Cubs now have used 42 players, second-most in the NL. Of those, 11 are rookies.
– Carrie Muskat