Alfredo Simon opposes Travis Wood tonight at Wrigley Field.
Gerrit Cole won consecutive starts for the first time since early June, NL batting leader Josh Harrison had three hits and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 Friday night for their seventh win in eight games.
Tsuyoshi Wada opposes Gerrit Cole tonight at PNC Park.
Kyle Hendricks opposes Drew Hutchison tonight at the Rogers Centre.
Jake Arrieta opposes Mark Buehrle tonight at the Rogers Centre.
Bryant was the minor league home run champion with 43 round-trippers.
Marcus Stroman (10-5) struck out eight and walked none, improving to 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA in his past three starts. Chicago was shut out for the 15th time this season, second in the NL behind San Diego’s 18.
“That is absolutely on my list,” Jeff Samardzija said of considering Chicago as a free agent destination.
Put it on your calendar — crosstown foes play from July 10-12 at Wrigley and Aug. 14-16 at The Cell.
Jacob Turner opposes Marcus Stroman tonight at the Rogers Centre.
The teams were tied at 3 when a storm rolled through the area. With more rain in the forecast, the game was called after a delay of 1 hour, 52 minutes.
Manager Rick Renteria believes some pitching depth would work wonders in the future.
Carlos Zambrano still loves Chicago and cracking jokes.
Olt’s hitting just .139 this season but will get another look.
Vance Worley opposes Tsuyoshi Wada this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Business operations says the extra money’s headed toward the team’s future payroll.
“It is mostly about him staying in himself and staying more focused in his zone,” Rick Renteria says of Javier Baez.
Matt Garza opposes Kyle Hendricks tonight at Wrigley Field.
Starlin Castro is hitting .292 this season.
It appears Kris Bryant will indeed wait until 2015 to make his big league debut.