9/11 Extra bases
* With a win Monday night over the Astros, the Cubs have their first four-game winning streak on the road since they won five, July 31-Aug. 4, 2011.
* The Cubs have matched their longest overall winning streak of the season. They had won four in a row twice, June 29-July 2, and July 8-15.
* Darwin Barney now has played a National League single-season record and overall NL record 126-straight games without an error at second base. The old overall NL mark was 123 games, set by Ryne Sandberg, June 21, 1989, to May 17, 1990. The Major League record single-season errorless streak by a second baseman is 141 games, held by Placido Polanco and set in 2007 with the Tigers.
Barney’s streak at second base spans 1,018 1/3 innings since his only 2012 miscue at second base, April 17 in Miami.
* Pitching matchups vs. the Astros:
Tuesday: RHP Justin Germano (2-6, 6.95) vs. RHP Jordan Lyles (3-11, 5.55)
Wednesday: LHP Travis Wood (5-11, 4.42) vs. LHP Fernando Abad (0-3, 5.30)
– Carrie Muskat