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Rested Cubs take on cross-town rival White Sox

CHICAGO -- For the first time in a month, the Chicago Cubs will play after an off-day as they head into the stretch run of what they hope leads to their third straight National League Central Division title.

With their magic number at eight to clinch, the Cubs begin a three-game series against their crosstown rival Chicago White Sox on Friday fresh off a difficult slate during which they played 29 games in 30 days. Over that time, the Cubs won 18 of the 29 games and will return to action after catching their breath Thursday. They will attempt to use this weekend's three-game set at Guaranteed Rate Field to hold off the second-place Milwaukee Brewers.

As much as his team may be fatigued, manager Joe Maddon liked how the Cubs closed off the long string of games. Despite a 9-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, the Cubs enter Friday's game having won five of their last seven games, which closed out a successful stretch that Maddon was pleased with overall.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Zobrist.312
HR: J. Báez33
RBI: J. Báez107
SB: J. Báez21
W: J. Lester16
ERA: J. Lester3.43
Saves: B. Morrow22
K: K. Hendricks154
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 8963.586-
Milwaukee 8766.5692.5
St. Louis 8469.5495.5
Pittsburgh 7774.51011.5
Cincinnati 6688.42924
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (4)
Runs: 712 (10)
Hits: 1358 (3)
Home Runs: 159 (23)
Stolen Bases: 63 (24)
OBP: .334 (2)
SLG: .413 (13)
Total Bases: 2167 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.65 (4)
Runs Allowed: 600 (5)
Saves: 45 (7)
Strikeouts: 1247 (18)
OpBA: .239 (10)
OBP: .322 (19)
SLG: .375 (4)
Run Support: 4.65 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/19 B. Morrow Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right biceps inflammation)
9/19 A. Webster Purchased From Minors
9/16 J. Heyward Removed From 10-Day DL (Right hamstring tightness)
9/9 A. Mills Called Up from Minors
9/4 J. García Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/14 P. Strop Strained left hamstring (day-to-day)
9/7 B. Zobrist Stiff neck (day-to-day)
9/4 M. Zagunis Right shoulder inflammation (on 60-day DL)
8/31 J. Heyward off 10-day DL
8/24 B. Wilson Sprained right ankle (on 10-day DL)
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