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Chicago Cubs (31-14)


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@ StL 
W 12-3
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W 9-8
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(AP) -- The Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies are miles apart in terms of offense, but are surprisingly only separated by five wins.

After recapturing their offensive mojo against their archrivals, the Cubs return home Friday to face a Phillies team coming off one of its highest-scoring games of the season.

Chicago (31-14) has ascended to the top of the NL Central thanks to a pitching staff sporting a major league-best 2.74 ERA coupled with an offense that averages 5.7 runs. The Cubs have plated 101 more runs than Philadelphia's 155 - the majors' second-worst mark - but the Phillies (26-21) aren't far off the pace in the NL East.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Zobrist.346
HR: A. Rizzo11
RBI: K. Bryant35
SB: D. Fowler6
W: J. Arrieta9
ERA: J. Arrieta1.72
Saves: H. Rondón8
K: J. Arrieta67
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 3114.689-
Pittsburgh 2719.5874.5
St. Louis 2424.5008.5
Milwaukee 2126.44711
Cincinnati 1532.31917
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (11)
Runs: 256 (3)
Hits: 399 (15)
Home Runs: 52 (13)
Stolen Bases: 24 (16)
OBP: .359 (3)
SLG: .424 (10)
Total Bases: 654 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.74 (1)
Runs Allowed: 137 (1)
Saves: 9 (26)
Strikeouts: 400 (7)
OpBA: .203 (1)
OBP: .278 (1)
SLG: .322 (1)
Run Support: 5.66 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/26 C. Riefenhauser Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
5/26 C. Riefenhauser Outrighted to Minors
5/23 S. Victorino Released
5/21 N. Ramírez Designated for Assignment
5/21 M. Szczur Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/21 J. Heyward Abdominal bruise (day-to-day)
5/17 J. Nathan Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
5/3 M. Szczur off 15-day DL
4/25 M. Montero off 15-day DL
4/8 K. Schwarber Torn ligaments in left knee (on 60-day DL)
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