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MLB Jul 17, 2017

Schwarber tumbles over wall after foul grab

Kyle Schwarber made a running catch in foul territory then ended up in the seats in the sixth inning of Monday's game against the Braves.
Chicago Tribune Jul 17, 2017

Cubs vs. Braves

Photos from the game on July 17, 2017, in Atlanta.
Cubbies Crib Jul 17, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester squares off against Julio Teheran in opener

Looking to make it four straight wins, the Chicago Cubs send veteran left-hander Jon Lester to the mound in Monday’s series opener against Atlanta. Coming off three-straight in the ‘W’ column, the Chicago Cubs open a series against the Atlanta Braves. At the start of the season, these two clubs carried widely different expectations, but, […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester squares off against Julio Teheran in opener - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 17, 2017
Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves preview, Monday 7/17, 6:35 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves preview, Monday 7/17, 6:35 CT

The Braves are hot. So are the Cubs. Something’s gotta give. The Cubs have won three straight since the All-Star break. You might not think that’s anything special, but it is. In the 84 years since the All-Star Game began in 1933, Cubs teams have done that just 11 times, last in 2012. Four straight? Only seven times, last in 2009. Time to do it again, I’d say. The Cubs will be playing in SunTrust Park for the first time tonight. It will become the 123rd different ballpark Cubs teams have played in since the franchise began in 1876. The Braves franchise also began in 1876, though in...
Washington Times Jul 17, 2017

Braves activate Sean Rodriguez, Danny Santana from DL

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have activated utility players Sean Rodriguez and Danny Santana from the disabled list. Right-hander Jason Hursh and infielder Jace Peterson were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Rodriguez will start at third base in his Braves debut against the Cubs on Monday night. Freddie Freeman is ...
Tomahawk Take Jul 17, 2017

Atlanta Braves activate Sean Rodriguez, Danny Santana from DL

The wait is over. After being set back a few months with a shoulder injury from a car accident back in January, Sean Rodriguez is ready play in an Atlanta Braves uniform. Prior to the start of a three-game series with the Cubs, the Atlanta Braves made a couple of roster moves to strengthen the […] Atlanta Braves activate Sean Rodriguez, Danny Santana from DL - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jul 17, 2017
Braves activate Sean Rodriguez, Danny Santana from disabled list

Braves activate Sean Rodriguez, Danny Santana from disabled list

Braves getting healthy for stretch run. The Atlanta Braves made a couple of roster moves before Monday’s series pener against the Cubs activating Sean Rodriguez and Danny Santana from the disabled list. INF/OF Jace Peterson and RHP Jason Hursh were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 17, 2017 Rodriguez hit .270/.349/.510 with 18 home runs in 140 games with Pittsburgh last season. The Braves signed him over the winter to a two-year, $11 million deal. Rodriguez and his family were injured before the season in an automobile accident that involved a stolen...
Cubbies Crib Jul 17, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Offensive outburst carries team into series with Braves

After scoring 27 runs in 27 innings over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs enter Atlanta white-hot, winners of three-straight since the All-Star Break. Averaging a run per inning is a pretty solid way to win ballgames. Against one of the worst pitching staffs ever over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs’ offense went to work. They […] Chicago Cubs: Offensive outburst carries team into series with Braves - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Chicago Tribune Jul 17, 2017

Cubs' Jon Lester aims to rekindle success vs. Braves

Jon Lester will take the mound Monday night for the first time since lasting only two-thirds of an inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. But there's hope for Lester, based on his past experience against the Braves when he takes the mound at new SunTrust Park.  Lester is 4-2 with a 2.14 ERA in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 17, 2017
On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Braves series preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Braves series preview

It’s the Cubs’ first visit to the new Atlanta ballpark. The Braves are in the middle of a rebuild, but they have played near .500 ball for much of this season, better than expected. I asked Kris Willis, manager of our SB Nation Braves site Talking Chop, to update us on his team. The Braves will look quite different this time around when the Cubs arrive Monday at SunTrust Park. The game will be taking place in a new stadium, Freddie Freeman will likely be at third base and the team and the team is flirting with a .500 record. Atlanta's rebuild is progressing. They have continued to...
TalkingChop Jul 17, 2017
Braves set to take on Cubs, eyeing first winning record since 2015

Braves set to take on Cubs, eyeing first winning record since 2015

With a win Monday, Atlanta will be over .500 for the first time since June 1, 2015. Following a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks coming out of the All-Star break, the Atlanta Braves have now won 16 of their past 24 games and battled back to .500 on the season as they sit at 45-45. This marks the first time Atlanta has been .500 since improving to 6-6 on April 17 with a win over the San Diego Padres. To find the last time the Braves were at that mark this late in the season, however, you'd have to go back to July 7, 2015, when a win over the Milwaukee Brewers improved the team...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 17, 2017
Today in Baseball: Jon Lester goes for first win in 23 days

Today in Baseball: Jon Lester goes for first win in 23 days

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: The Cubs will get their first look at the Braves' new home ballpark, SunTrust Park.
Cubs Insider Jul 17, 2017

Cubs @ Braves – Series Preview (July 17-19): TV and Game Info, Pitching Matchups, Insights

The Cubs began the second half with a bang by sweeping the Baltimore Orioles for their first three-game winning streak since June 18-20. The offense punished the weak O’s pitching for a total of 27 runs over the weekend. Perhaps more importantly, Jake Arrieta and new addition Jose Quintana pitched very well in their weekend … The post Cubs @ Braves – Series Preview (July 17-19): TV and Game Info, Pitching Matchups, Insights appeared first on Cubs Insider.
The Cub Reporter Jul 17, 2017
Cubs @ Braves: Lester vs Teheran (Game 92)

Cubs @ Braves: Lester vs Teheran (Game 92)

CHC (46-45): LHP Jon Lester (5-6, 4.25)  ATL (45-45): RHP Julio Teheran (4-4, 4.79)  First pitch: 6:35pmCST Lester pitched against Pittsburgh his last time out. That’s all we remember… Overall, Atlanta is 59-246 (.240) against him. Phillips is 8-24. Teheran, who could be making his last start with Atlanta, won in Washington his last time out (7 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 2 BB). He’s 6-0 with a 2.53 at home this year. Maybe the Cubs should knock him around, then trade for him on the cheap. They are 8-45 (.176) against him. Schwarber is 3-3, and Rizzo has. HR. The Cubs have shaved off a game...
TalkingChop Jul 17, 2017
Cubs vs Braves schedule and probable pitchers

Cubs vs Braves schedule and probable pitchers

The Braves hope to keep it going against the Cubs. The Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks on Sunday to reach the .500 mark for the season at 45-45. This is the first time since September of 2014 the Braves have had a .500 record after the All-Star break. Atlanta is still nine games back in the N.L. East but have closed to within six games of the second wild card. Things won’t get any easier for the Braves as the defending champion Chicago Cubs come to town for their lone visit to SunTrust Park on Monday. After a disappointing first half of the season, the...

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