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Cubs-Pirates Preview

(AP) -- The Chicago Cubs' early success has been keyed by some dominance within the NL Central.

As Jon Lester looks to help continue that trend and his own strong start, the Cubs can sweep this three-game series with a seventh consecutive road win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

Jake Arrieta improved to 6-0 with seven scoreless innings and Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo combined for five hits as Chicago (19-6) rolled to a second straight decisive victory over Pittsburgh, 7-1 on Tuesday.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Marte.324
HR: A. McCutchen6
RBI: J. Harrison15
SB: S. Marte7
W: J. Nicasio3
ERA: J. Nicasio3.33
Saves: M. Melancon7
K: F. Liriano29
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 196.760-
Pittsburgh 1512.5565
St. Louis 1314.4817
Milwaukee 1115.4238.5
Cincinnati 1017.37010
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .281 (1)
Runs: 136 (5)
Hits: 269 (1)
Home Runs: 25 (17)
Stolen Bases: 17 (12)
OBP: .367 (1)
SLG: .432 (8)
Total Bases: 413 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.28 (20)
Runs Allowed: 129 (24)
Saves: 9 (10)
Strikeouts: 223 (6)
OpBA: .256 (19)
OBP: .345 (27)
SLG: .424 (20)
Run Support: 4.93 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/30 J. Hughes Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/30 J. Hughes Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained left lat)
4/29 R. Scahill Sent to Minors
4/25 A. Richardson Released
4/23 M. Morse Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/14 C. Luebke Right hamstring tightness (on 15-day DL)
3/25 E. Díaz Right elbow discomfort (on 15-day DL)
3/25 J. Hughes off 15-day DL
3/25 J. Kang Recovery from left knee surgery (on 15-day DL)
3/9 A. Meadows Orbital fracture (day-to-day)
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