#Cubs vs. #Reds, Game 1
Kyle Hendricks will start the first game of Wednesday’s day-night doubleheader against the Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Kyle Schwarber is batting second, while Kris Bryant is fifth for the first time this season. Here’s the lineup:
* Dallas Beeler will start the second game, scheduled to begin at 5:10 p.m. CT.
* On Tuesday, the Cubs picked up their 50th win, thanks to Kyle Schwarber’s heroics. He hit a game-tying home run in the ninth and a game-winning homer in the 13th. According to Elias, he’s the first rookie to hit game-tying or go-ahead home runs in the ninth or later since the Cardinals’ Matt Adams did so in September 2013 and the White Sox’s Joe Crede did in August 2002.
Only two Cubs players have hit ninth inning home runs to send a game to extras and then hit the game-winning home run in extras. Andre Dawson did so May 8, 1990, vs. the Braves, and Dave Kingman did it May 14, 1978, in Los Angeles.
Schwarber is the first Cubs player since at least 1914 with a pair of four-hit games in his first 11 Major League games.
* The Cubs now are 10-4 in extra inning games, and the 10 wins are the most in MLB. Last year, they played 18 extra inning games and won eight.
* The Cubs have a 2.29 ERA in July, the lowest team ERA this month in MLB. Jake Arrieta leads the team with a 1.17 ERA this month, and Jon Lester has a 1.27 ERA this month.