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4/15 Minor matters: Iowa Cubs win

Thomas Diamond struck out five to pick up his first win as the Iowa Cubs beat Memphis, 7-5, on Thursday. Jason Dubois hit his third homer of the young season to back Diamond, and Welington Castillo hit a solo shot. John Gaub picked up the save, pitching one inning. Former Cubs pitcher Rich Hill, now with Memphis, took the loss. He gave up seven runs on 10 hits over five innings.

— Carrie Muskat


9/3 Early quick hits

Expect Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano and Ryan Theriot back in the Cubs lineup Thursday against the White Sox. Lou Piniella wanted to give them a breather Wednesday.

* The Cubs bullpen enters Thursday’s game with a 20 1/3 scoreless inning streak, dating back to Aug. 27. Carlos Marmol has converted five straight save opportunities.

* Cubs pitchers have yet to throw a complete game this year. There have been three times in franchise history when the team has not had at least one nine-inning CG by June 1, and one other time not by Sept. 1.

According to research by historian Ed Hartig, the latest CG of the season:

Sept. 16, 2006: Rich Hill

June 11, 2008: Ryan Dempster

June 10, 1983: Fergie Jenkins

* Interleague play will finally be over after Thursday’s makeup game between the Cubs and White Sox.This ties for the latest Cubs’ Interleague game. On Sept. 3, 1997, the Cubs beat the Twins, 10-6, at Wrigley. Previously, the latest the Cubs and White Sox had played a regular season game was July 14, 2001, which the White Sox won, 3-1.

— Carrie Muskat

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