#Cubs lineup and leftovers from 17-0 win
* Jason Hammel gets the start Thursday when the Cubs close their two-game series in Cleveland. Here’s the lineup:
About last night …
* The Cubs’ 17-0 victory Wednesday over the Indians was the largest shutout road victory for the Cubs in 109 years since they blanked the New York Giants, 19-0, on June 7, 1906.
* Kris Bryant hit his first career grand slam while Kyle Schwarber recorded four hits in his first career start. According to Elias, it was the first time in almost 90 years that one Cubs rookie hit a slam and another Cubs rookie had four hits in the same game. It also happened on Aug. 25, 1925, against the Phillies when Mandy Brooks hit a grand slam and Art Jahn had four hits in a 19-10 win.
* The Cubs collected six runs on six hits in the second inning, then plated four runs on six hits in the third. It was the first time in nearly 13 years they recorded six or more hits in consecutive innings. It was previously done on Aug. 20, 2002, at Houston in the third and fourth innings.
* Bryant is the first Cubs rookie in 87 years to record two hitting streaks of at least 12 games apiece in the same season. According to STATS Inc., the last to do so was Freddie Maguire, who had streaks of 13 and 15 games in 1928.
And looking ahead …
After Thursday’s game, the Cubs travel to Minneapolis to play an Interleague series against the Twins. Here are the pitching matchups:
Friday: RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.80) vs. RHP Jared Hughes (4-6, 4.79)
Saturday: LHP Jon Lester (4-5, 3.99) vs. RHP Trevor May (4-5, 4.26)
Sunday: RHP Jake Arrieta (6-5, 3.40) vs. RHP Kyle Gibson (4-5, 3.33)