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The Cubs play host to the Phillies and Ryne Sandberg this weekend at Wrigley Field. Here are the pitching matchups:
Friday: RHP Jeff Samardzija (8-11, 4.03) vs. RHP Roy Halladay (3-4, 7.81)
Saturday: LHP Chris Rusin (2-3, 2.64) vs. LHP Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.07)
Sunday: RHP Jake Arrieta (1-1, 4.50) vs. RHP Kyle Kendrick (10-11, 4.40)
The Cubs couldn’t skip Zack Greinke on Monday. Greinke hit a RBI single in the fourth and held the Cubs to five hits over 8 2/3 innings, and Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig each hit solo home runs to lead the Dodgers to a 6-2 victory for their 47th win in the last 59 games. The Cubs have now lost eight straight to the Dodgers. How good is Greinke? He struck out nine, and improved to 5-0 in five starts this month.
Jake Arrieta took the loss in his fourth start for the Cubs. The right-hander had faced the Dodgers April 21 in Baltimore while with the Orioles, giving up five runs on two hits and five walks over four innings. That was a different Dodger lineup, without Puig, who joined the team in June, or Ramirez, who was injured. Puig wasn’t the problem Monday for Arrieta; walks were. With one out in the Dodgers’ fourth, A.J. Ellis walked on four pitches, and one out later, Nick Punto walked on five to set up Greinke’s RBI single. Carl Crawford followed with a ground-rule double that bounced over the left field fence to open a 2-0 lead.
Arrieta walked Mark Ellis to open the sixth and he scored on Punto’s double. Arrieta was pulled, and Punto moved up on Greinke’s sacrifice against Carlos Villanueva and scored on Crawford’s sacrifice fly.
Ramirez connected on his 14th homer with one out in the seventh against Villanueva, and Puig added his 13th with two outs in the eighth off Michael Bowden.
Rizzo doubled with two outs in the ninth, Greinke hit Nate Schierholtz with a pitch, and Brian Bogusevic then drove both in with a double to chase the Dodgers starter.
– Carrie Muskat
After the Cubs complete their series against the Padres on Sunday, they head north up I-5 to Los Angeles to face the red-hot Dodgers. Here are the pitching matchups:
Monday: RHP Jake Arrieta (1-0, 3.71) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (12-3,2.91)
Tuesday: LHP Travis Wood (7-10, 3.22) vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (13-7, 1.72)
Wednesday: RHP Edwin Jackson (7-13, 5.00) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (10-9, 3.42)
After the Cardinals leave town, the Cubs finish the homestand with four games against the Nationals. Here are the pitching matchups:
Monday: RHP Jeff Samardzija (6-11, 4.29) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (14-6, 3.02)
Tuesday: LHP Chris Rusin (2-2, 3.06) vs. RHP Dan Haren (7-11, 4.82)
Wednesday: RHP Jake Arrieta (1-0, 0.69) vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf (2-0, 1.85)
Thursday: LHP Travis Wood (7-10, 3.13) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (6-9, 2.93)
Jake Arrieta struck out seven over seven scoreless innings and drove in a run Friday and Nate Schierholtz knocked in three runs to lift the Cubs to a 7-0 victory over the Cardinals and even their season series at 7. This was Arrieta’s second start with the Cubs and 65th in the Major Leagues. Acquired July 2 from the Orioles in the Scott Feldman deal, he had started the second game of a July 30 doubleheader against the Brewers, and gave up one run on two hits over six innings. Before that game, the right-hander said he wasn’t going back to the Minor Leagues but he did, and made two more starts for Triple-A Iowa. Now, the Cubs want to see what Arrieta can do in the final six weeks of the season. The Orioles’ Opening Day starter in 2012, he gave up an infield single by Carlos Beltran in the second that Arrieta knocked down, and a ground rule double by Carlos Beltran with one out in the seventh, and that was it.
Jake Westbrook walked the first three Cubs batters in the first, and Schierholtz followed with a two-run single. After Welington Castillo grounded into a double play, Donnie Murphy hit a RBI single for a 3-0 lead. In the fifth, Schierholtz added a sacrifice fly. Murphy was hit by a pitch to start the sixth, and one out later, scored on Darwin Barney’s double. Barney eventually scored on Arrieta’s sacrifice for his second career RBIs, and 25th by a Cubs pitcher, tops in the National League.
The Cardinals, who lead the NL Wild Card standings, may have been a little weary after a tough series against the Pirates, which included two extra inning games, both St. Louis wins. Westbrook was pulled after throwing 124 pitches over 6 2/3 innings.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs have scuffled vs. the NL Central this year, compiling an 18-35 record prior to Friday’s game against the Cardinals. They’ve also won more games against the Redbirds than any other team in the division, posting a 6-7 record so far.
“Every game right now is meaningful, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing,” Dale Sveum said. “A weekend series with the Cardinals is great for the fans, great for us. We have pulled out some games and played pretty well against them and a lot better than some of the other teams in our division. They’re one of the better elite teams in the game and you have to be your best to beat them.”
Here are the pitching matchups:
Friday: RHP Jake Arrieta (0-0, 1.50) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (7-7, 4.11)
Saturday: LHP Travis Wood (7-9, 3.00) vs. RHP Joe Kelly (3-3, 3.14)
Sunday: RHP Edwin Jackson (7-12, 5.05) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (13-7, 2.71)
– Carrie Muskat
Jake Arrieta makes his second start for the Cubs on Friday in the series opener against the Cardinals. Here’s the lineup:
* The Cubs have been shut out in four of their last five home games dating to Aug. 3, and were blanked in two of three games vs. the Reds.
* Chicago is batting .183 (30-for-164) in its last five home games with a .230 on-base percentage and a .105 average (2-for-19) with runners in scoring position. The Cubs batted .255 (138-for-541) with a .320 on-base percentage in their previous 16 home games from June 23-Aug. 2.
* The Cubs have used 50 players this seaosn, most in the Majors, but they’ve relied on eight starting pitchers. That’s tied for second-fewest in the Majors with the Diamondbacks and Reds. The Rockies, Brewers and Pirates have used 11 starting pitchers each.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs have tweaked their rotation. Jake Arrieta will be promoted from Triple-A Iowa and start on Friday against the Cardinals, and be followed by Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson. Jeff Samardzija will open the Cubs’ series against the Nationals on Monday and be followed by Chris Rusin and Arrieta. With the moves, Carlos Villanueva goes back to the bullpen.
“Not that Villanueva was doing horrible, but Rusin was doing really, really well, and it was hard to bump a guy who’s given up one run or no runs every outing since he’s been here,” Dale Sveum said. “‘Villa’ has done it before. Losing [Matt] Guerrier, he can be that guy in the sixth or seventh inning when we’re winning and get people out.”
– Carrie Muskat
Jake Arrieta gave up two runs over three innings in Iowa’s 5-4 win over Fresno. Ty Wright hit his sixth home run, and Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits, including a double, and one RBI. Brad Nelson went 3-for-3, and Julio Borbon, Edwin Maysonet and Chad Noble each had two hits. Casey Coleman earned the win in relief.
Javier Baez hit a broken bat RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth to lift Tennessee to an 11-10 win over Montgomery on Friday. The two teams combined for 33 hits, including two-run homers by Justin Bour (16th) and Christian Villanueva (15th) in the fourth. Arismendy Alcantara added a RBI single that inning to go ahead, 6-4. Alcantara, Rubi Silva and Villanueva each totaled three hits apiece, while Baez, Brett Jackson, Rafael Lopez and John Andreoli each had two hits. Nick Struck gets the start on Saturday.
This should sound familiar: Daytona’s game against Clearwater was canceled because of rain. On Saturday, C.J. Edwards gets the start — weather permitting — against Tampa. It’s Garden Gnome Giveaway on Saturday for the first 1,000 fans.
Tyler Skulina gave up two earned runs over 2 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 6-5, 10-inning loss to Burlington. Carlos Escobar had two hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs. Marco Hernandez had three hits, including a double and triple, and scored two runs. Rob Zastryzny gave up two hits over three scoreless innings in relief. Said Zastryzny: “It felt good to be back on the field, especially for a new team so close to Wrigley, you know.”
Kris Bryant hit a walkoff sac fly in the ninth and James Pugliese gave up one unearned run over four innings in Boise’s 5-4 win over Vancouver. Bryant had two hits, inlcuding a double, and was now batting .315 for the season. He has a 12-game hitting streak. Carlos Penalver hda two hits, and Kevin Encarnacion had three. The Hawks rallied from a 4-0 deficit and won despite tying a Northwest League record by hitting into six double plays.
Ryan Searle gave up two runs over 2 2/3 innings in Mesa’s 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Angels. Jeff Baez had two hits and Brian Bogusevic had a hit and scored a run in his first rehab game. He’s been battling a strained left hamstring.
Jake Arrieta threw five scoreless innings to help Iowa snap a 12-game road losing streak with a 8-4 win over Tacoma. Arrieta struck out 11 and walked three, giving up two hits. Darnell McDonald had three hits, including a double, and scored three runs. Jae-Hoon Ha had three RBIs and three hits. Mike Olt had two hits, including a double and a triple, and two RBIs. In his first game with the Iowa Cubs, Daniel Lockhart had two hits, including a double.
A.J. Morris gave up seven runs over 1 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 10-4 loss to Jacksonville. Javier Baez had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Brett Jackson had two hits and scored two runs.
Daytona’s doubleheader against Bradenton was postponed. The two teams will try to play a doubleheader Monday. Scott Baker was slated to start the second game, his fifth rehab outing. Daytona has lost eight games to weather this year.
Tyler Skulina gave up three runs over two innings in Kane County’s 11-1 loss to Clinton. Giuseppe Papaccio was 3-for-3.
Rob Zastryzny gave up four runs over 2 1/3 innings in Boise’s come from behind 10-5 win over Everett. The Hawks totaled 15 hits. Kris Bryant was 3-for-5 with two doubles, scored two runs and drove in two. Rony Rodriguez had three hits, including two home runs.
Ryan Searle gave up two runs — one earned — over one inning in Mesa’s 7-3 win over the Athletics. Jesse Hodges had two hits, including a double, and scored two runs.