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Edwin Jackson gets the start Thursday night when the Cubs open a four-game series against the Cardinals. Here’s the lineup:
The Cubs close out the first half with a four-game series against the Cardinals, starting Thursday. Here are the pitching matchups and game times. Please note the strange times:
Thursday, 7:05 p.m. CT: RHP Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.50) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (5-3, 2.78)
Friday, 3:05 p.m. CT: RHP Carlos Villanueva (2-4, 3.39) vs. RHP Joe Kelly (0-3, 4.15)
Saturday, 6:15 p.m. CT: RHP Matt Garza (5-1, 3.22) vs. RHP Lance Lynn (11-3, 3.67)
Sunday, 7:05 p.m. CT: LHP Travis Wood (6-6, 2.69) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (12-5, 2.30)
Alfonso Soriano hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead the Cubs to a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Pirates in front of 36,590 at Wrigley Field. Soriano recorded home runs No. 175 and 176 for the Cubs, and moved past Andre Dawson for sole possession of 12th place on the team’s all-time list. He now has 384 career home runs, tied with Harold Baines for 59th on MLB’s all-time list.
Edwin Jackson picked up the win, and now is 6-2 in 10 career starts against the Pirates.
* Javier Baez was promoted to Double-A Tennessee, and in his first game Saturday, he hit the first pitch for a home run.
“He owns that league,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum quipped.
* Before Saturday’s game at Wrigley, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville brought the Stanley Cup to the ballpark. Coach Q met with Sveum and the players.
“Just to touch the Cup was pretty special,” Sveum said. “We got to see it a couple years ago when we were in Boston and they had the parade. To actually be next to it and take pictures, it was pretty special to be part of something like that. The guys can understand, it’s such a special trophy. It’s one of a kind and the tradition behind that Cup is off the charts.”
* Travis Wood was thrilled by his All-Star selection.
“I feel amazing,” Wood said. “It’s a goal you set as a player to try to play like an All-Star, be an All-Star and to be selected, it’s outstanding.”
* The Cubs have homered in their last eight home games, and in 17 of their last 19 games since May 18.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs play host to the Pirates on Friday, opening a nine-game homestand that will including a one-day trip Monday to the South Side to play the White Sox. Here are the pitching matchups vs. the Pirates:
Friday: RHP Jeff Samardzija (5-7, 3.34) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (7-3, 2.23)
Saturday: RHP Edwin Jackson (4-10, 5.75) vs. RHP Charlie Morton (1-1, 2.50)
Sunday: TBD vs. TBD
* A reminder that Monday is a makeup game of the May 28 game at U.S. Cellular Field that was postponed because of rain. Matt Garza is slated to start for the Cubs.
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Rickie Weeks belted a two-run homer, a solo shot, and and RBI double, and Juan Francisco added a solo homer to power the Brewers to a 9-3 victory over Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Tuesday night. Jackson served up six runs over 4 2/3 innings, his third outing in the last 10 in which he failed to finish the fifth.
Francisco got things started with his home run with one out in the second off a 3-1 pitch. But Jackson singled to open the third, and one out later, Darwin Barney singled to set up Nate Schierholtz’s home run, his 11th, and go-ahead 3-1.
Francisco walked to lead off the fifth and scored on Weeks’ double. One out later, Francisco scored on Caleb Gindl’s single, his first Major League RBI, to tie the game at 3. Gindl moved up on Kyle Lohse’s sacrifice, Norichika Aoki then walked and Segura hit a go-ahead RBI double. It was Segura’s 100th hit of the season, most in the National League.
Lucroy followed with a two-run single to open a 6-3 lead, and chase Jackson. Weeks belted a two-run home run off Hector Rondon in the sixth, and added a solo shot off Shawn Camp in the eighth.
The Cubs went 1-for-10 with RISP.
After an off day Monday, the Cubs begin a nine-game road trip Tuesday in Milwaukee. The trip will include Interleague games in Seattle and Oakland. Here are the pitching matchups against the Brewers:
Tuesday: RHP Edwin Jackson (3-9, 5.49) vs. RHP Kyle Lohse (2-6, 3.68)
Wednesday: RHP Scott Feldman (6-6, 3.39) vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo (6-6, 4.09)
Thursday: RHP Matt Garza (2-1, 4.25) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (5-8, 5.59)
Yadier Molina guessed right. He belted a tie-breaking two-run home run in the sixth to lift the Cardinals and Jake Westbrook to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs. Edwin Jackson took the loss, ending a brief two-game win streak. The right-hander, who appeared in 13 games (12 starts) for the Cardinals in 2011, gave up six hits over 5 1/3 innings.
“It was a good outing against the best hitting team in the league — he did a good job,” Dale Sveum said of Jackson. “We scored one earned run on two hits. Jackson was going to have to basically pitch a shutout [to beat Westbrook].”
And it was one pitch, a two-seam fastball, that cost Jackson the game.
“I felt like it wasn’t a super bad outing tonight,” Jackson said. “I thought it was a pretty good pitch but either he was looking for it or he guessed right. It was right in his zone. I threw my pitch with conviction, the pitch I wanted to throw. Sometimes that happens.”
The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the first on Allen Craig’s RBI single. The Cubs answered in the second. Anthony Rizzo singled with one out in the second, and was then safe on an error by Matt Carpenter, who threw a potential double play ball by Ryan Sweeney into shallow left. Welington Castillo walked to load the bases, and Rizzo scored on Darwin Barney’s sacrifice fly to center. John Jay fired a strike to Molina, but Rizzo was able to dance around the catcher, who muffed the throw, and was safe.
St. Louis had a runner at first with one out in the sixth when Molina connected on his fifth home run, launching a 1-2 fastball into the left field bleachers. Jackson then plunked Jay with a pitch, and was pulled. Carlos Villanueva entered and gave up back to back singles, including a RBI single to Pete Kozma. Before the game, Sveum said the Cardinals catcher may be MVP of the league.
“Right now, we’re hoping he hits the ball at somebody — he’s that locked in,” Sveum said of Molina.
Westbrook combined with two other pitchers on a two-hitter. Besides Rizzo’s single in the first, Luis Valbuena singled to open the third but was caught stealing.
On the plus side, Jackson had his third straight solid outing.
“Earlier, I felt I was kind of mechanical, kind of too much in a bubble, and I had to go back to having fun,” Jackson said. “We know it’s a job but at the end of the day, it’s a game, and we have to go out there and have fun doing so.”
The right-hander was 1-8 before these last three starts. Was he thinking too much?
“Just kind of over-analyzing everything,” he said. “I won’t say I was trying to be too perfect, but it was just too robotic. You have to sometimes allow yourself to do what your body does and allow your athleticism to take over. We’re going to make mistakes, we’re human. Some balls come back over the plate, some times they won’t.”
– Carrie Muskat
Anthony Rizzo is back. After a one day breather, the first baseman was back in the Cubs lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals. The four-game series is tied at 1-1 after a 4-2 win Tuesday. Here’s the lineup:
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* Cubs starting pitchers have 42 quality starts this season, tied with the Cardinals for fourth most in the NL. The Cubs also are 5-for-5 in quality starts on this road trip so far. In the 42 starts, the pitchers are 19-10 with 13 no decisions and a 2.01 ERA. The Cubs have a 24-18 record in those games.
After the Cubs’ weekend series against the Mets, they open a four-game set in St. Louis against the Cardinals. Here are the pitching matchups:
Monday: LHP Travis Wood (5-5, 2.65) vs. RHP Shelby Miller (7-4, 2.21)
Tuesday: RHP Jeff Samardzija (3-7, 3.46) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (10-3, 2.18)
Wednesday: RHP Edwin Jackson (3-8, 5.40) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (2-2, 2.05)
Thursday: RHP Scott Feldman (6-5, 3.05) vs. RHP Lance Lynn (9-1, 3.56)