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#Cubs Coghlan takes time for patients

Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan and his wife Corrie visited Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill., on Monday and spent time with patients and their families. Coghlan brought Cubs hats, teddy bears, replica batting helmets, and
photos to those that he met with, and signed autographs and posed for photos as well.

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#Cubs Hendricks faces Rockies at Wrigley

Kyle Hendricks will start Monday night when the Cubs open a three-game series against the Rockies at Wrigley Field. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Schwarber C

Bryant 3B

Rizzo 1B

Soler RF

Denorfia LF

Castro SS

Hendricks P

Russell 2B

* The Cubs will face lefty Jorge De La Rosa MOnday. He’s the ninth southpaw starter the Cubs have faced in a 17-game stretch since July 7.

* Dexter Fowler is batting .333 with 11 walks and five Ks in his last 10 games.

* After batting .267 in 18 games from June 7-26, the Cubs are batting .210 and averaging three runs per game since June 27.

#Cubs Minor League report: Olt homers

Sunday games

Mike Olt had two hits, including a solo home run, in Iowa’s 2-1 loss to Memphis. Jeffry Antigua gave up one hit over six scoreless innings. Matt Szczur had two hits.

Tennessee lost, 8-0, to Chattanooga. Felix Pena gave up three earned runs over five innings. Jacob Rogers and Jeimer Candelario each had two hits.

Myrtle Beach beat Carolina, 3-1. Brad Markey picked up the win, giving up three hits over seven scoreless innings. He struck out 10. Jason Vosler had two hits and one RBI, and Daniel Lockhart and Trey Martin each had a hit and RBI.

Zach Hedges gave up five runs over five innings in South Bend’s 5-1 loss to West Michigan. Gioskar Amaya drove in the only run. Ian Happ had two hits, including a double.

Eugene gave up four runs in the ninth to los, 6-4, to Boise. Matt Rose had four hits and two RBI. Eloy Jimenez had two hits, both doubles.

Mesa lost, 4-0, to the Brewers. Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a stolen base. He has a hit in four straight games in his rehab. Jose Paniagua was 2-for-2.

#Cubs Maddon and no-no’s

With Cole Hamels’ no-hitter on Saturday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon now has been part of seven no-no’s in the Major Leagues. He’s only been on the winning side of one, and that was in 2010 when Matt Garza shut down the Tigers. Here’s the list::

July 25, 2015: Phillies’ Cole Hamels vs Cubs

Aug. 15, 2012: Mariners’ Felix Hernandez vs Rays

July 26, 2010: Rays’ Matt Garza vs Tigers

June 25, 2010: D-Backs’ Edwin Jackson vs Rays

May 9, 2010: Athletics’ Dallas Braden vs Rays

July 23, 2009: White Sox’s Mark Buehrle vs Rays

Sept. 11, 1999: Twins’ Eric Milton vs Angels

#Cubs lineup vs Phillies

The Cubs will try to avoid being swept Sunday at Wrigley Field when Jason Hammel takes the mound in the series finale against the Phillies. Here’s the lineup:

Fowler CF

Schwarber C

Bryant 3B

Rizzo 1B

Soler RF

Coghlan LF

Castro SS

Hammel P

Russell 2B

* Hammel is 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA (24 ER/91 1/31 IP) in his last 15 starts after posting a 5.19 ERA (10 ER/17 1/3 IP) in his first three outings of the season. Since this stretch began on April 27, Hammel’s 2.36 ERA is sixth-lowest in the National League, behind only Zack Greinke (1.29), Jacob deGrom (1.98), Clayton Kershaw (2.18), Shelby Miller (2.31) and Gerrit Cole (2.34).

* Looking ahead to the Cubs’ three-game series vs. the Rockies, here are the pitching matchups:

Monday: RHP Kyle Hendricks (4-5, 3.66) vs. LHP Jorge De La Rosa (6-4, 4.62)
Tuesday: TBD vs. TBD
Wednesday: LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 3.32) vs. RHP Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.77)

Right-hander Dallas Beeler was expected to start Tuesday night for the Cubs.

#Cubs Minor League report: Olt HRs

Saturday’s games

Mike Olt hit a home run and drove in three runs in Iowa’s 7-5 loss to Memphis. Drake Britton took the loss, giving up seven runs over six innings. Junior Lake had three hits. Matt Szczur had two hits and two RBI.

Tennessee lost, 4-3, to Chattanooga. Billy McKinney, Jeimer Candelario and Stephen Bruno each had two hits.

Paul Blackburn gave up one run over 5 1/3 innings in Myrtle Beach’s 1-0 loss to Carolina. Chesny Young singled to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.

South Bend beat West Michigan, 3-1. Gleyber Torres had three hits and one RBI, and Ian Happ singled and drew two walks in his first game with the Class A team.

Carson Sands gave up three runs, none earned, over five innings in Eugene’s 5-4 loss to Salem-Keizer. Alberto Mineo had three hits. Donnie Dewees had a hit and one RBI, and now has driven in a run in three straight games.

Austyn Willis gave up two hits over five innings in Mesa’s 11-0 win over the Brewers. Carlos Sepulveda had two hits and four RBI. Javier Baez had two hits, including a double, drew a walk, and scored twice. He has a hit in three straight games.

#Phillies Hamels throws no-no vs #Cubs

Cole Hamels threw his first career no-hitter Saturday in the Phillies’ 5-0 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were no-hit for the first time since Sept. 9, 1965, when Sandy Koufax threw a perfect game at Dodger Stadium.

It’s the first time the Cubs have been no-hit at Wrigley Field since Aug. 19, 1965, vs. the Reds Jim Maloney.

Saturday’s game snapped a Major League record 7,920 consecutive games (of at least nine innings) with at least one hit. The Cubs had gone 49 full seasons without being no-hit, the longest span in Major League history.

This was the first no-hitter overall at Wrigley Field since Sept. 2, 1972, when Milt Pappas no-hit the Padres in a 8-0 Cubs win.

Jake Arrieta took the loss, although he did notch his seventh consecutive quality start, and has a 1.37 ERA in that span. He gave up a three-run homer with two outs in the third inning, snapping a streak of 10-consecutive home games in which the Cubs starting pitcher had not surrendered a home run.

For Hamels, it was the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history and his first career complete game no-hitter. He also was involved in the Phillies’ previous no-hit effort, a combined no-no, Sept.1, 2014, in Atlanta.

#Cubs face Phillies in Game 2

Jake Arrieta made his 2014 season debut on May 3 and now is 21-10 with a 2.52 ERA (80 ER/285 1/3 IP) in 44 starts since that date. The right-hander will start Saturday in the second game of a three-game series against the Phillies at Wrigley Field.

Arrieta’s 2.52 ERA is the fifth-lowest mark in the National League since May 3, 2014, while his .556 opponents’ OPS is second-lowest (only Clayton Kershaw is better at .539). Arrieta’s 300 strikeouts are fifth-most in the NL.

Arrieta’s 11 victories are tied for second-most in the NL with the Cardinals’ Michael Wacha. With a win on Saturday, Arrieta could become the first Cubs pitcher to exceed 11 wins in a single season in five years, when Ryan Dempster won 14 in 2010. Since the beginning of 2014, Arrieta is 13-2 with a 2.30 ERA (38 ER/149.0 IP) in 23 starts following a Cubs loss.

He’s a big part of the Cubs success. In 11 home games in July, Cubs starting pitchers have a 1.92 ERA (15 ER/70 1/3 IP) and have not given up a home run the last 64 1/3 innings at Wrigley

Here’s Saturday’s lineup:

Fowler CF

Bryant 3B

Rizzo 1B

Soler RF

Denorfia LF

Castro SS

Ross C

Arrieta P

Russell 2B

— Carrie Muskat

#Cubs Minor League report: Hannemann 4 hits

Friday’s games

Christian Villanueva had three hits and one RBI and Mike Olt had two hits and an RBI in Iowa’s 5-3 loss to Memphihs. Carlos Pimentel gave up two runs over five innings. Matt Szczur also had two hits.

Tennessee beat Chattanooga, 8-4. Jacob Hannemann had four hits, including a double and two triples, and two RBI. Albert Almora hit his fourth home run, and drove in three runs. Ryan Williams got the win, giving up two runs over five innings. He struck out six.

Myrtle Beach lost, 5-0, to Lynchburg. Michael Heesch gave up five runs over three innings. Chesny Young had a hit, extending his hitting streak to 13 games.

Tommy Thorpe threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits, in South Bend’s 6-2 win over West Michigan. Jeffrey Baez had three hits and Gioskar Amaya had two RBI.

Matt Rose, Donnie Dewees and Alex Bautista each homered in Eugene’s 6-5 loss to Salem-Keizer. Ryan Kellogg took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits over two innings. Dewees connected in his second straight game. Ho-young Son was 4-for-4 with two doubles.

Jose Paniagua had two hits and three RBI in Mesa’s 5-4 loss to the Athletics. Michael Foster had two hits and one RBI. Javier Baez went 1-for-3 in his second rehab game with the team.

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