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Series Summary

Final 1-1
Fri 8/11 8 @ 3
Sat 8/12 2 @ 6
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 12, 2017
Cubs, Diamondbacks continue weekend series

Cubs, Diamondbacks continue weekend series

If you seek Saturday’s game threads, look no further. ====
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 12, 2017
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks preview, Saturday 8/12, 7:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks preview, Saturday 8/12, 7:10 CT

The Cubs go for two in a row in Arizona. Since there’s not a lot of news this afternoon, I thought I’d devote this preview to Brian Duensing, who doesn’t get a lot of attention though he’s been probably the Cubs’ most reliable reliever most of this season. Tony Andracki of CSN Chicago writes: Based on FanGraphs' WAR, Duensing (0.7) is tied with Mike Montgomery and Koji Uehara as the second-best Cubs reliever behind only Wade Davis (0.9). Hector Rondon (0.5 WAR), Pedro Strop (0.5) and Carl Edwards Jr. (0.4) are further down that list. Duensing admitted feeling a little unsure of...
Chicago Tribune Aug 12, 2017

Alex Avila to catch Jon Lester vs. Diamondbacks

Veteran Alex Avila will get the starting catching assignment Saturday night when the Cubs play the Diamondbacks. Avila will handle Lester for the first time while Wilson Contreras recovers from a right hamstring strain. Manager Joe Maddon is leaning with experience in choosing Avila over rookie...
Chicago Tribune Aug 12, 2017

Cubs catcher Alex Avila on filling in for Willson Contreras

Cubs backup catcher Alex Avila discusses filling in for the injured Willson Contreras and the team's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Aug 12, 2017

Kyle Schwarber on Cubs' win over Diamondbacks

Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber discusses the team's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Cubbies Crib Aug 12, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant reaches base five times in win over Arizona

In the first game since losing Willson Contreras, the Chicago Cubs put together a solid team win, thanks to a three-hit game from Kris Bryant. After dropping a series to the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs headed into this weekend’s matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks looking to hit the ‘reset’ button. And they did […] Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant reaches base five times in win over Arizona - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Chicago Tribune Aug 12, 2017

Cubs get contributions throughout lineup in 8-3 win over Diamondbacks

Kris Bryant described the necessary steps to treat his left pinkie as “brutal.” Despite winning his fifth consecutive decision, John Lackey would like to pitch deeper into games than he did Friday night. And Javier Baez put the finishing touches on the Cubs' 8-3 victory over the Diamondbacks with...
Chicago Tribune Aug 12, 2017

Joe Maddon on Cubs' win over Diamondbacks

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the team's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 12, 2017
Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3: Rising to the occasion

Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3: Rising to the occasion

The Cubs haven’t done very well historically at Chase Field. Maybe that’s beginning to change. Still trying to process the loss to injury to Willson Contreras, the Cubs began their game Friday in Phoenix knowing that the Cardinals were ahead and they’d need to win to stay alone in first place. The headline tells the story. The Cubs got solid pitching, timely hitting and a home run from Willson’s replacement in the lineup and kept their hold on first place in the N.L. Central with an 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks. They didn’t waste any time beginning the scoring, either. D-backs...
Cubs Insider Aug 12, 2017

CI Recap (8/11/17) – Cubs 8, D-Backs 3: Cubs Bats Beat Snakes

After losing their best hitter (at least over the last month or so) and dropping two of three to the lowly Giants, Chicago was looking to rebound. Luckily the offense came to play Friday night in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. The Cubs rallied immediately against Tajiuan Walker in the top of the 1st as Kris … The post CI Recap (8/11/17) – Cubs 8, D-Backs 3: Cubs Bats Beat Snakes appeared first on Cubs Insider.
The Cub Reporter Aug 12, 2017
Cubs @ Diamondbacks: Lester vs Corbin (Game 115)

Cubs @ Diamondbacks: Lester vs Corbin (Game 115)

CHC (60-54): LHP Jon Lester (8-6, 3.97) AZ (64-51): LHP Patrick Corbin (8-11, 4.76) First pitch: 8:10pmCST Lester gave up 3 ER in 4 innings for a no-decision against the D’backs on Wrigley earlier this month. His last outing was a no-decision against the Nationals on Sunday (6 IP, 3 ER, 7 K, 1 BB). Overall, the D’backs are 20-75 (.267) against him. Goldschmidt is 5-8 with a HR. He’s good. Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread
Chicago Tribune Aug 12, 2017

Cubs' Kris Bryant on his 3-hit performance at Diamondbacks, sore pinkie

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant on his 3-for-3 outing in the 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks and his lingering sore pinkie on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Aug 12, 2017

Javier Baez on scoring from first base on Ian Happ's 8th-inning single

Javier Baez reacts after scoring from first base on Ian Happ's eighth-inning single during the Cubs' 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Aug 12, 2017

John Lackey on his outing in Cubs' 8-3 win over Diamondbacks

Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey on his outing in the 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
CBS Chicago Aug 12, 2017
Cubs Beat Diamondbacks To Stay In 1st In NL Central

Cubs Beat Diamondbacks To Stay In 1st In NL Central

John Lackey won his fifth straight start, allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Washington Times Aug 12, 2017

Lackey wins 5th straight, Cubs beat Diamondbacks 8-3

PHOENIX (AP) - John Lackey won his fifth straight start and the Chicago Cubs opened a weekend series in the desert with an 8-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Kyle Schwarber and Alex Avila hit consecutive home runs off Taijuan Walker (6-6) to start the sixth inning ...

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