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W 7-6
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L 2-5
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ChC 5 - 2 Pit
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Cubs-Pirates Preview

(AP) -- The Chicago Cubs are over .500 two weeks into the season for the first time since 2009, which also happens to be the last time they finished over .500.

If they'd like to remain there Monday night as they open a four-game road set against the Pittsburgh Pirates, they'll probably have to provide Jake Arrieta with a little more offense than they have in his first two starts.

With Jon Lester struggling through his first three starts, Arrieta (1-1, 1.98 ERA) has thus far been the club's top starter, though he's received two runs of support in 13 2-3 innings. All three runs he's allowed came in one inning of Tuesday's 3-2 home loss to Cincinnati. The right-hander surrendered seven hits in 6 2-3 innings for his first defeat in six starts dating to last season, over which he's 4-1 with a 1.29 ERA and .172 opponent batting average.

AVG: S. Castro.311
HR: C. Coghlan2
RBI: J. Soler9
SB: D. Fowler3
W: J. Arrieta1
ERA: J. Arrieta1.98
Saves: H. Rondon2
K: J. Lester14
NL Central
St. Louis 83.727-
Chi Cubs 75.5831.5
Cincinnati 67.4623
Pittsburgh 67.4623
Milwaukee 211.1547
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .227 (19)
Runs: 45 (20)
Hits: 83 (28)
Home Runs: 11 (16)
Stolen Bases: 13 (4)
OBP: .316 (13)
SLG: .372 (16)
Total Bases: 136 (25)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.83 (15)
Runs Allowed: 43 (8)
Saves: 2 (24)
Strikeouts: 92 (16)
OpBA: .254 (22)
OBP: .295 (9)
SLG: .371 (10)
Run Support: 4.01 (15)
Date Player Transactions
4/19 G. Germen Purchased From Minors
4/19 M. Szczur Sent to Minors
4/19 J. Turner Transferred to 60-Day DL (Strained flexor tendon, right elbow)
4/17 K. Bryant Purchased From Minors
4/17 C. Denorfia Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Date Player Status
4/16 N. Ramirez Right shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
4/15 M. Olt Hairline fracture, right wrist (on 15-day DL)
4/9 T. La Stella Strained right oblique (on 15-day DL)
4/2 J. Grimm Right forearm inflammation (on 15-day DL)
3/27 D. Beeler Right shoulder inflammation (on 15-day DL)
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