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2017 Schedule
11-8, 1st in NL Cent
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Ross takes a swing at the Argentine tango (1:25)
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4hJesse Rogers

Cubs' offense 'demoralizing' for opponents

With contributions from Jason Heyward and a healthy Kyle Schwarber, is it possible that the Cubs could average more than five runs per game?

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Cubs dominate Pirates 14-3 (1:04)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs SS Addison Russell discuss his first career 4 hit day. His best struck ball was actually an out but Russell showed maturity going where the pitch was thrown in garnering 4 singles.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jason Heyward discuss how hard he's hitting the ball this year after belting his third home run of the season on Monday in the Cubs 14-3 win over the Pirates.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch pitcher Brett Anderson discuss almost getting hit by a throw from Anthony Rizzo as the Cubs first baseman went to third on a swinging bunt play in the Cubs win over the Pirates on Monday. Anderson ducked just in time,

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Jason Heyward's home run in the first inning of the Cubs' 14-3 win over the Pirates was his third in four games.

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Cubs keep rolling, crush Pirates 14-3

Addison Russell set a career high with four hits, Jason Heyward homered for the third time in four games and drove in four runs as the Chicago Cubs drubbed the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-3 Monday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Pirates 14-3 on Monday as they jumped on starter Chad Kuhl for nine runs in the first two innings. Jason Heyward hit his third home run in his last four games while Addison Russell earned his first 4 hit day with four singles. The Cubs have scored 53 runs over their last 6 games while Brett Anderson was just good enough to give them a quality start, the team's first in over week.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Staked with a huge lead Cubs starter Brett Anderson threw the first quality start for the team since a week ago Sunday, Anderson went 6 innings giving up just one earned run on 5 hits and 6 walks. It wasn't always pretty but he's in line for the win as the Cubs lead 12-3 in the seventh.

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Zobrist keeps Cubs rolling with RBI double (0:20)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Addison Russell has a career high 4 hits tonight, all singles, as the Cubs are crushing the Pirates 10-1 in the 6th inning. He's scored twice and and had an RBI on his first hit during a 4 run first inning.

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Heyward's HR stretches Cubs' lead (0:24)
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Zobrist clears the bases with double (0:21)
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Heyward belts 3-run home run (0:28)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Heyward just hit his 3rd home run of the season in his 18th game after taking 49 games last year to hit 3. That came on June 6. He's slugging .477 now; he never got above .400 last season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

As a sinker/slider guy, Pirates starter Chad Kuhl has a large platoon split so far in his brief major league career. Working carefully, he walked lefties Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist with two outs and paid the price as Addison Russell knocked in Rizzo with a base hit and then lefty-swinging Jason Heyward popped a three-run homer.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Pirates who swept the Cubs at Wrigley Field recently.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the absence of pitching coach Chris Bosio. Bullpen coach Lester Strode will tend to pitching coach duties while Henry Blanco will serve as bullpen coach.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon says he's starting Kyle Schwarber in left field instead of the smaller right field at PNC Park because he doesn't believe they can predict much difference in where fly balls will go tonight and Schwarber is simply more used to left. He did start in right field here for the wild card game in 2015.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs gather to warm up but it's raining so BP might be canceled in Pittsburgh.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio is tending to personal matters and will not be with the team over the next few days. Lester Strode will serve as the pitching coach while Henry Blanco will be the bullpen coach.

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Cubs slip in Week 3 Power Rankings

While the Cubs' lineup is beginning to heat up, including Jason Heyward, their rotation is struggling. Chicago failed to record a quality start last week.

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After getting swept by the Pirates in Chicago last week, the Cubs will be looking for revenge when they face Chad Kuhl and the Pirates on Monday night (7 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN). Luckily for the Cubs, Kris Bryant loves facing the Pirates and has a .361 career batting average against them.

Elias Stein
21hESPN.com

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.7512th
Quality Starts7Tied-24th
WHIP1.2414th
BAA.2255th
Runs1032nd
Batting Average.2625th
On Base Percentage.3481st
Slugging Percentage.42110th

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