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@ Col 
L 2-5
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W 9-7
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@ Cle 
W 10-3
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Indians look to get on winning track vs. Cubs

CLEVELAND -- The Chicago Cubs' first trip back to Progressive Field, where the Cubs won Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, will conclude Wednesday night, with the final game of a brief two-game interleague series with the Cleveland Indians.

The Cubs belted four home runs and won the first game 10-3 on Tuesday, snapping the Indians' three-game winning streak. The victory extended a hot streak by Chicago's hitters. The Cubs have won four of their last five games, and in those four wins they have outscored their opponents 43-20.

The pitching matchup for Wednesday night will be Cubs left-hander Jon Lester (2-0, 3.10 ERA) vs. Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer (1-2, 2.67). Lester is coming off an outstanding performance in his last start, an 8-5 win over St. Louis on April 19. In that game, Lester pitched six innings, allowing no earned runs, two hits, with seven strikeouts and one walk.

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.319
HR: J. Báez7
RBI: J. Báez24
SB: I. Happ2
W: J. Lester2
ERA: J. Lester3.10
Saves: B. Morrow4
K: T. Chatwood23
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Milwaukee 159.625-
St. Louis 139.5911
Chi Cubs 119.5502
Pittsburgh 1210.5452
Cincinnati 518.2179.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .264 (3)
Runs: 120 (8)
Hits: 194 (8)
Home Runs: 24 (19)
Stolen Bases: 4 (30)
OBP: .350 (3)
SLG: .443 (4)
Total Bases: 326 (8)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.04 (15)
Runs Allowed: 89 (10)
Saves: 4 (24)
Strikeouts: 181 (21)
OpBA: .244 (14)
OBP: .343 (26)
SLG: .380 (14)
Run Support: 5.84 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/21 D. Bote Called Up from Minors
4/21 B. Zobrist Placed on 10-Day DL (Back tightness)
4/20 E. Butler Placed on 10-Day DL (Right groin strain)
4/20 L. Farrell Called Up from Minors
4/17 A. Rizzo Removed From 10-Day DL (Lower back tightness)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/20 E. Butler Right groin strain (on 10-day DL)
4/18 B. Zobrist Back tightness (on 10-day DL)
4/13 A. Almora Jr. Illness (day-to-day)
4/6 A. Rizzo off 10-day DL
2/14 D. Smyly Recovery from left elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
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