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Chicago Cubs (11-10)


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Darvish faces tough Brewers in quest for 1st win

CHICAGO -- When Yu Darvish signed a $126 million contract to join the Cubs in the offseason, he was viewed as a free agent prize.

But as Darvish prepares to make his fifth start of the season Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the 31-year-old right-hander has yet to deliver. Not only has he yet to win his first game for the Cubs, but he has been hit hard, has allowed at least four earned runs and has failed to get out of the fifth inning in three of his four starts.

Darvish (0-2, 6.86 ERA) faces some of the big-contract pressure that teammates Jon Lester and Jason Heyward have in the past. And while manager Joe Maddon sees some legitimacy in the notion of the pressure to live up to expectations while in a new city, he remains convinced Darvish's struggles are temporary.

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.319
HR: J. Báez7
RBI: J. Báez24
SB: I. Happ2
W: J. Lester2
ERA: J. Lester3.29
Saves: B. Morrow4
K: T. Chatwood23
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
St. Louis 159.625-
Milwaukee 1610.615-
Pittsburgh 1411.5601.5
Chi Cubs 1210.5452
Cincinnati 520.20010.5
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (5)
Runs: 121 (9)
Hits: 199 (12)
Home Runs: 24 (21)
Stolen Bases: 4 (30)
OBP: .346 (3)
SLG: .432 (4)
Total Bases: 332 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.06 (14)
Runs Allowed: 93 (8)
Saves: 4 (25)
Strikeouts: 185 (25)
OpBA: .242 (14)
OBP: .341 (25)
SLG: .386 (14)
Run Support: 5.64 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/21 D. Bote Called Up from Minors
4/21 B. Zobrist Placed on 10-Day DL (Back tightness)
4/20 E. Butler Placed on 10-Day DL (Right groin strain)
4/20 L. Farrell Called Up from Minors
4/17 A. Rizzo Removed From 10-Day DL (Lower back tightness)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/20 E. Butler Right groin strain (on 10-day DL)
4/18 B. Zobrist Back tightness (on 10-day DL)
4/13 A. Almora Jr. Illness (day-to-day)
4/6 A. Rizzo off 10-day DL
2/14 D. Smyly Recovery from left elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
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