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Jon Lester didn't have his Cy Young stuff on Friday night, but he did turn in his best outing since joining the Cubs. That has him and manager Joe Maddon believing the ace is turning a corner.
The Cubs ran their perfect record in extra innings to 3-0, tallying four runs in the 11th inning to earn a 7-3 road victory over the Reds on Friday evening.
Chris Coghlan was around for the debuts of top prospects Giancarlo Stanton and Kris Bryant, and he recalled and compared just how big a deal it's become and why the hype train will never slow down.

Team talk

  • 4y
    Randy Wells, who has won his past two starts against the Diamondbacks, will take the hill for the Cubs today as they host Arizona at Wrigley Field. Catch the action on CSN or follow along right here on CSNChicago.com!
  • 4y
    Newcomers Carlos Pena 2 RBIs and Matt Garza 12 strikeouts starred for the Cubs on Sunday, but a ninth-inning rally from Pittsburgh stole the show. Carlos Marmol blew a 4-3 lead and the Pirates went on to win 5-4.
  • 4y
    Starlin Castro is just 21-years-old, but his instincts are already well beyond his years. And that may just be scratching the surface, as those around the organization believe the sky is the limit for the shortstop.
  • 4y
    As they wrap up a three-game series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Chicago Cubs will put former Tampa Bay right-hander Matt Garza on the mound for his Chicago debut at Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon.
  • 4y
    As they wrap up a three-game series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Chicago Cubs will put former Tampa Bay right-hander Matt Garza on the mound for his Chicago debut at Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon.
  • 4y
    After struggling to string together any hits in the first seven innings Saturday, the Cubs exploded for five runs in the bottom of the eighth, helped by a costly error, and went on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3.
  • 4y
    CSNChicago.com's Patrick Mooney says Carlos Pena was originally looked at as a one-and-done player at the winter meetings, but his performance and positive attitude around the clubhouse proves otherwise.

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Team Schedule

Next Games
DateOppTime
4/25Cin10:10 PT11:10 MT12:10 CT1:10 ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 MST12:10 EST12:40 VEN21:10 UAE12:10 CT
4/26Cin10:10 PT11:10 MT12:10 CT1:10 ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 MST12:10 EST12:40 VEN21:10 UAE12:10 CT
4/27vs. Pit5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
4/28vs. Pit5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
4/29vs. Pit5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 MST7:05 EST7:35 VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 CT
Last Results
DateOppFinal
4/24CinW 7-3
4/23PitL 4-5
4/22PitL 3-4
4/21PitW 9-8
4/20PitW 5-2
4/19vs. SDL 2-5
4/18vs. SDW 7-6
4/17vs. SDL 4-5
4/15vs. CinW 5-0
4/14vs. CinL 2-3
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Injury Report

Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
4/22D. FowlerLeft game - right groin tightness (day-to-day)
4/16N. RamirezRight shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
4/15M. OltHairline fracture, right wrist (on 60-day DL)
4/9T. La StellaStrained right oblique (on 15-day DL)
4/2J. GrimmRight forearm inflammation (on 15-day DL)
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Scoreboard

Fri, Apr 24
Final-113456 789 1011RHE
Chi Cubs020010004790
Cincinnati110000000381
  W: J. Motte (1-0)   L: B. Badenhop (0-1)
  ChC HR: A. Rizzo (2) C. Coghlan (3)
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
Starlin Castro156262210211.355
Anthony Rizzo155111162015.314
Jorge Soler15619183129.295
Dexter Fowler145710143214.246
Chris Coghlan15434103023.233

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
Gonzalez Germen00-1002.030.00
Edwin Jackson101.0004005.030.00
Pedro Strop00-9007.1100.00
Zac Rosscup101.0005005.161.69
Jake Arrieta21.66733020.2191.74
Hector Rondon101.0008038.062.25
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