9/1 Extra bases

* Anthony Rizzo is 6-for-14 (.429) in his last three games. He has three straight multi-hit games for the first time in his career.

* David DeJesus has homered in four of his last 15 games. He connected off the Giants’ Tim Lincecum on Saturday.

“He threw me the same pitch the at-bat before, but I got a little under it,” DeJesus said. “I stayed inside it and was able to put a good swing on it. Hitting, I wasn’t sure because the wind was blowing straight in. When I got close to first base, I kind of knew.”

* Michael Bowden threw a season-high 2 2/3 innings of relief.

“I feel every time I’ve gone out there, I’ve gained a little more confidence, and became a little more comfortable,” Bowden said. “That’s the point I’m trying to get to. I know I’ve been there at Triple-A and I need to transfer that up here. I’ts just a matter of getting some repetition. I am confident and I feel comfortable.”

* Travis Wood (4-11, 4.71 ERA) faces Matt Cain (13-5, 2.82 ERA) on Sunday in the series finale. It’s also the last game of the homestand. The Cubs start a 10-game road trip Monday against the Nationals.

 – Carrie Muskat

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 246 other followers

%d bloggers like this: