Cubs

Chasing a playoff spot, Jon Lester wants the Cubs to play with naïveté down the stretch, a carefree underdog mentality like the one that won the Rays a pennant in 2008. In other words: Play stupid.
This year's trade deadline and this season in general have put a spotlight on social media's ever-expanding role in the game. From players to coaches, they know it's a powerful tool.
A day after a headfirst slide at first base resulted in Kris Bryant leaving Sunday's contest early, the third baseman was still a little shaken up and vowed to change the way he slides.

Team talk

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    The Cubs roster should have a similar look next season, but that doesn't mean they aren't going to be looking into the free agent market to improve in some areas. The team could use an extra starter and a first baseman.
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    As expected, Aramis Ramirez has exercised his 14.6 million player option for next season. Plus, right-hander Angel Guzman cleared waivers and agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.
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    In a conference call Wednesday from Mesa, Arizona, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry confirmed that Ryne Sandberg has decided not to manage at Triple-A Iowa and will pursue opportunities outside the organization.
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    The Cubs have a long history in Mesa, and it looks like that history will continue as voters in Mesa approved Proposition 420 that will see almost 100 million spent on a new spring-training complex.
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    CSNChicago.com's Patrick Mooney reports that Pat Listach is leaving the Nationals staff to become a Cubs bench coach. Listach was a manager in the Cubs minor league organization in 2007 and 2008.
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    Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 CSNChicago.com Sullivan's death weighs on Notre Dame players, University to investigate Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old student filming practice, died after his video lift toppled in windy conditions. Several Irish players then took to Twitter to post...
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    Cubs top prospect Josh Vitters spent a large portion of the 2010 season on the disabled list with a broken hand. Now he's back to 100 percent and learning a new position. CSNChicago.com's Kevin Czerwinski has the story.

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Today's Poll

At the end of the regular season, how many homers will Kris Bryant have?
15 or less
4%
16-20
26%
21-25
42%
26-30
20%
31 or more
7%

Team Schedule

Next Games
DateOppTime
8/4Pit4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
8/5Pit4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
8/6vs. SF5:05 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
8/7vs. SF1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 CT
8/8vs. SF1:05 PT2:05 MT3:05 CT4:05 ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST3:35 VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 CT
Last Results
DateOppFinal
8/2MilW 4-3
8/1MilW 4-2
7/31MilW 4-1
7/30MilW 5-2
7/29vs. ColW 3-2
7/28vs. ColL 2-7
7/27vs. ColW 9-8
7/26vs. PhiL 5-11
7/25vs. PhiL 0-5
7/24vs. PhiL 3-5
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Injury Report

Injuries
DatePlayerStatus
7/29N. RamirezLeft abdominal soreness (on 15-day DL)
7/12M. MonteroSprained left thumb (on 15-day DL)
7/2D. Rossoff 7-day DL
6/24D. FowlerAnkle (day-to-day)
6/23T. WadaLeft deltoid inflammation (on 15-day DL)
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Scoreboard

Tue, Aug 4
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT WGN/RTPT 
Chi Cubs (57-47, 30-23 Road)
Pittsburgh (61-43, 35-17 Home)
 ChC: J. Arrieta  (11-6, 2.62 ERA)
 Pit: J. Happ  (0-0, - ERA)
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Batting
PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIAVG
A. Rizzo103377571082622061.286
C. Coghlan10130137751811124.249
K. Bryant9534654851641461.246
D. Fowler10138766941641027.243
A. Russell872993371180727.237
S. Castro101399329491544.236

Pitching
PitcherWLPctGGSSIPKERA
D. Ross00-2002.000.00
J. Grimm13.250350227.1421.65
H. Rondon42.6674901648.0431.88
J. Arrieta116.64721210140.21472.62
J. Russell02.000390025.2162.81
P. Strop15.167510247.0522.87
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