#Cubs and Hendricks face Phillies
Kyle Hendricks gets the start Tuesday night for the Cubs in Game 2 of their three-game series vs. the Phillies. Here’s the lineup:
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Cubs starting pitchers have given up three or fewer runs in 11-straight games, posting a 1.32 ERA (11 ER/75 IP) in this stretch while going 8-1.
Cubs starters have a 2.33 ERA (93 ER/360 IP), by far the lowest mark in the Majors. The Mets starting rotation is second with a 3.17 ERA.
The Cubs join the Cardinals and Nationals as the only Major League clubs to utilize five starting pitchers this season.
The Cubs are the first team to reach 40 wins this season. The 40-16 record is the franchise’s second-best start to a season since 1900. This is bested only by the 1907 Cubs who won 44 of their first 56 contests (44-12). This is the best start by a Major League team since the Mariners were 44-12 to begin 2001.