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Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/27/15

There were only three minor league teams in action Monday, but Iowa, Myrtle Beach and Eugene all secured wins. Tennessee, South Bend and Mesa had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (53-49)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-9.5)

Iowa snapped a six-game skid, topping Memphis, 8-3. The I-Cubs blasted three homers in the victory.

  • 3B Mike Olt (.284) went 3-for-5, homered in his third straight game (5), knocked a double (8), plated one (14) and scored three times. It extended his hitting streak to eight games (13-for-29/.448).
  • SS Chris Valaika (.249) went 2-for-3, crushed a two-run homer (5), drove in three (24) and scored once.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.279) went 2-for-5 with a home run (14), two RBI (54) and one run scored.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.304) went 2-for-5, extending his hitting streak to seven games (13-for-29/.448).
  • RF John Andreoli (.273) went 1-for-3 with a double (12), drove in one (14), drew a walk and scored once.
  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (3.11) earned the win and tossed his fourth quality start with Iowa, giving up no earned runs in 6.0 innings and striking out six.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (17-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach won its second straight game, topping Carolina in the series finale, 4-3.

  • 1B Jason Vosler (.231) went 1-for-3 and blasted a three-run homer (1) in the sixth inning to tie the game.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.279) went 2-for-4 with a double (9), a stolen base (16) and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to 14 games (18-for-53/.340).
  • CF Trey Martin (.231) plated the game-winning run (21) on a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (3.48) earned his third straight win and fourth quality start of the season.

Eugene Emeralds (1-0)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene opened the second half of the season with a 9-5 victory over Boise.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.237) went 2-for-4, blasted a homer (3), plated three (16), drew a walk, swiped two bases and scored twice. It extended his hitting streak to seven games (8-for-29/.276).
  • 1B Matt Rose (.275) went 2-for-4 with a double (7), an RBI (27), a walk and one run scored. He now has a six-game hitting streak (11-for-24/.458).
  • DH Ian Rice (.266) went 2-for-5 with a double (3) and plated one run (5).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.276) went 1-for-5 with a double (5), an RBI (12) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Blake Headley (.230) went 1-for-3 with a double (4), plated one (9), drew a walk and scored once.

 

Cubs Lineup: 7/27/15

Cubs vs. Rockies — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Reds Starter, Jorge De La Rosa, LHP
TV: CSN+; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Kyle Schwarber, C
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Jorge Soler, RF
6. Chris Denorfia, LF
7. Starlin Castro, SS
8. Kyle Hendricks, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/26/15

With all six affiliates taking the field Sunday, only Myrtle Beach was able to secure the victory. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (52-49)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-10.5)

Iowa allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth and fell to Memphis, 2-1. The I-Cubs have dropped six straight contests.

  • 3B Mike Olt (.268) went 2-for-4 and homered in his second straight game (4), a solo blast in the second inning. He also extended his hitting streak to seven games (10-for-24/.417).
  • CF Matt Szczur (.302) went 2-for-3 and drew a walk, extending his hitting streak to seven games (13-for-29/.448).
  • RF Rubi Silva (.280) went 2-for-4.
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (2.61) scattered just one hit in six innings and tossed his first quality start with Iowa. He’s currently riding a 11.0-inning scoreless streak.

Tennessee Smokies (12-17)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.5)

Tennessee was blanked by Chattanooga in the series finale, 8-0. The Smokies committed five errors in the setback.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.263) went 2-for-4 and knocked his first double with the Smokies.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.250) also went 2-for-4 with a double (2). He has recorded a hit in five of seven games with the Smokies.
  • Tennessee was 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (16-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach snapped a four-game skid and topped Carolina, 3-1.

  • RHP Brad Markey (0.76) earned his third straight win, tossing 7.0 scoreless frames and fanning a career-high 10 batters.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.200) went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and one run scored.
  • DH Kevin Brown (.266) went 2-for-3, knocked a double (8), drew a walk and scored once. He has recorded a hit in eight straight games (12-for-28/.429).
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.230) and CF Trey Martin (.233) each went 1-for-3 and plated one run.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.276) went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases (15) and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to 13 straight games (16-for-49/.327).

South Bend Cubs (16-15)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Second Place (-2.5)

South Bend fell at West Michigan in the series finale, 5-1. The SB-Cubs took the series, 2-1.

  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.269) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (33), a stolen base (11) and a walk.
  • CF Ian Happ (.500) went 2-for-4, knocked a double and scored once.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.282) went 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to seven games (9-for-24/.375).
  • 3B Vimael Machin (.205) reached base safely four times, going 1-for-1 and drawing three walks.

Eugene Emeralds (17-21)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-5.0)

Eugene surrendered four runs in the ninth inning and fell to Boise, 6-4. The Emeralds outhit the Hawks 11-6, finishing the first half of the season in third place.

  • 1B Matt Rose (.265) went 4-for-5, plated two (26) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to five games (9-for-20/.450). His four hits marked a season high.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.280) went 2-for-4 with two doubles (4), a walk and two runs scored.
  • DH Alberto Mineo (.205) went 1-for-3, knocked a double (2), drew a walk and plated one (5).
  • RF Kevonte Mitchell (.141) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (7), a walk and one swiped bag (5).

Mesa Cubs (0-1)
Arizona Rookie League
T-Second Place (-1.0)

The Mesa Cubs were blanked to open the second half of the season, falling to the AZL Brewers, 4-0.

  • 1B Jose Paniagua (.301) went 2-for-2 and drew a walk.
  • SS Javier Baez (.417) went 1-for-3 and swiped a base. He has recorded a hit in four straight games.
  • RHP Jesus Camargo (2.42) tossed 5.0 scoreless frames and scattered just three hits.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/23/15

Tennessee and Eugene both picked up wins behind late-inning rallies, but the Cubs other minor league affiliates all ended up on the losing side of the ledger Thursday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (52-46)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-8.5)

Iowa dropped its third straight game, falling to Round Rock in the series finale, 3-2.

  • LF Mike Baxter (.292) went 2-for-4 and connected on his first home run of the season, a two-run blast in the third inning to tie the game.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.289) went 3-for-4, drew a walk and scored once. It marked his fifth three-hit game.
  • RHP Felipe Paulino (4.71) tossed a quality start and struck out a season-high eight batters, but took his sixth loss of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (11-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Tennessee scored three runs in the eighth inning to top Chattanooga, 4-1.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.200) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (2). This marked his first multi-hit game with the Smokies.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.276) went 1-for-3, knocked a double (19), drove in one (26) and drew a walk.
  • DH Willson Contreras (.316) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (45), a walk and one run scored.
  • LF Jacob Hannemann (.224) went 1-for-3, swiped two bases (14) and scored twice.
  • LHP Rob Zastryzny (4.82) allowed just one run for his second straight game.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (15-13)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Myrtle Beach dropped its second straight game at Lynchburg, falling to the Hillcats, 7-3.

  • 3B Chesny Young (.353) went 3-for-5, with a double (9) and a run, extending his hitting streak to 12 games (.470/24-for-51). That stretch has included eight multi-hit efforts.
  • LF Kevin Brown (.258) went 1-for-3 and hit a sacrifice fly that scored one (19).
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.136) went 0-for-3, but drove in a run (9) with a sacrifice fly.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.284) went 0-for-2, plated his 42nd RBI and drew two walks.

South Bend Cubs (14-14)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Fourth Place (-3.5)

South Bend was blanked by Great Lakes, 13-0, after surrendering eight runs in the seventh.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.317) went 1-for-3 and drew a walk.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.276), 3B Jesse Hodges (.245) and CF Rashad Crawford (.284) each recorded a hit. Crawford has recorded a hit in his last four outings (4-for-13/.308).
  • RHP Michael Wagner (2.61) allowed a season high eight hits and took the loss.

Eugene Emeralds (17-18)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Eugene scored two runs in the eighth inning to come from behind and top Salem-Keizer, 2-1. The Emeralds snapped a four-game skid.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.230) crushed a game-winning two-run homer in the eighth inning. All told, he went 1-for-3, swiped a base (3), drew a walk and scored once.
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.277) went 1-for-4 and picked up his 10th double. He has recorded a hit in his last four outings and has earned an RBI in back-to-back games.
  • LHP Tyler Peitzmeier (0.00) earned the win and tossed 2.0 hitless innings of relief.

Mesa Cubs (13-12)
Arizona League (Rookie)
Second Place (-2.0)

The Mesa Cubs got out to an early lead but were unable to hold on, falling to the AZL White Sox, 4-3.

  • LF Michael Foster (.394) went 2-for-4, knocked a double, plated one (3) and scored once. This marked his third straight multi-hit game.
  • 2B P.J. Higgins (.500) went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • RF Robert Garcia (.371) went 1-for-4, hit a double (3), drew a walk, swiped a bag (9) and scored once.
  • SS Javier Baez (.333) went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • 3B Varonex Cuevas (.250) went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/22/15

It was a rough day for all Cubs minor league affiliates, as everyone in action came out on the losing end Wednesday. Mesa had the day off and resumes play today. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (52-45)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-8.5)

Iowa was blanked 4-0 at home against Round Rock, its second straight defeat.

  • CF Matt Szczur (.279) had the team’s only extra-base hit, going 1-for-3 with a double (9).
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.274) went 1-for-4 and has hit safely in seven straight games (12-for-28/.429).
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua allowed just four hits in 4.0 scoreless innings of relief. In four relief outings with Iowa, he has posted a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP).

Tennessee Smokies (10-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.5)

Tennessee led 7-1 before surrendering seven runs in the seventh inning and falling, 8-7, at Chattanooga.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.223) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.275) went 2-for-4 with a double (18), snapping a seven-game hitless skid (0-for-25).
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.265) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI (38).
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (1.73) tossed his third quality start in his last four outings, striking out a season high eight batters in 6.1 innings.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (15-12)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

Myrtle Beach allowed five home runs in a 10-4 setback on the road at Lynchburg, snapping an eight-game winning streak.

  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.274) went 3-for-5 with a triple (2), an RBI (18), three runs scored and a stolen base (13). He has hit safely in 10 straight games (.333/13-for-39).
  • C Victor Caratini (.249) went 3-for-5 with a double (19) and three RBI (42). He is 6-for-9 with five RBI in his last three games.
  • 1B Chesny Young (.348) went 2-for-5, extending his hitting streak to 11 straight games (.457/21-for-46), including seven multi-hit efforts.

South Bend Cubs (14-13)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Second Place (-3.5)

South Bend dropped a 5-2 decision at home to Great Lakes.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.243) went 3-for-4, swiped a base (19) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to 11 games (23-for-44/.523) with 12 runs scored during that stretch. He has recorded back-to-back three-hit games.
  • C Erick Castillo (.309) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (7), for his second straight multi-hit game.

Eugene Emeralds (16-18)

Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Eugene dropped its fourth straight game at Vancouver, falling to the Canadians, 4-2.

  • 1B Matt Rose (.220) went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the second inning to account for both of the Emeralds’ runs.
  • LF Donnie Dewees (.227) and 2B Frandy Delarosa (.278) each hit a double in the setback.
  • RHP Jae-Hoon Ha tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just two hits and one walk and fanning three batters.

Cubs Lineup: 7/22/15 Game 2

Cubs vs. Reds — Great American Ball Park
First Pitch: 5:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Dallas Beeler, RHP
Reds Starter, Tony Cingrani, LHP
TV: ABC 7 Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Starlin Castro, SS
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Jorge Soler, RF
5. Chris Denorfia, LF
6. Addison Russell, 2B
7. David Ross, C
8. Dallas Beeler, P
9. Jonathan Herrera, 3B

Cubs Ninth Homestand Events and Promotions: 7/24/15-7/29/15

Jorge-Soler-Cubs-Debut-Bobblehead-presented-by-Illinois-Pork-Producers

The Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for their first home series following the All-Star break when they host the Phillies July 24-26 and the Rockies July 27-29. The homestand features several promotional giveaways, new food offerings and #WeAreGood T-shirts, inspired by catcher Miguel Montero’s popular Twitter hashtag, available July 25 to benefit Cubs Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Fans can purchase tickets for the Phillies and Rockies series at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Details of the homestand follow.

Promotions:
On Friday, July 24, up to the first 10,000 fans in the ballpark will receive a Billy Williams replica statue presented by Pepsi.

The following day, July 25, up to 10,000 fans will receive a Jorge Soler Cubs debut bobblehead presented by Illinois Pork Producers.

Kids Sundays continue July 26 with a Cubs replica batting helmet presented by Advocate Children’s Hospital for up to the first 5,000 children age 13-and-younger, while Kids Run the Bases continues postgame for the first 1,000 kids 13-and-under. Fans can also visit the Blue Lizard Sunscreen booth inside Gate G during the game for a free sunscreen sample and useful tips to help strikeout skin cancer, the most common of all cancers.

On Tuesday, July 28, the Cubs invite all youth Scouts and their friends and families to Scout Night at Wrigley Field. Participants who purchase a ticket through the dedicated Special Group Nights page at cubs.com/specialevents will receive a Cubs-themed Scout Patch.

Food Specials:
As a tribute to Hot Dog Month in July, the Decade Diner in the right field concourse will offer a unique foot-long Philly Cheese Steak Dog that features a foot-long Vienna Beef hot dog topped with sautéed beef, onions and white American cheese. Guests also may order a Next Level BLT made with slab-cut Nueske’s bacon, avocado mayonnaise, thick-cut vine ripened tomatoes and arugula on grilled sourdough bread.

Platform 14, the new outdoor concession area in the Budweiser Bleachers located behind the center field scoreboard, will serve a new rotation of Hot Doug’s sausages as well. The “Champ Summers” is a spicy Vienna Polish sausage served with Goose Island beer mustard and crispy fried onions. The “Pete LaCock” is a ribeye steak sausage with horseradish cream and blue cheese. The “Bill Bonham” is an atomic pork sausage with cherry marmalade and smoked gouda cheese.

Guests and Entertainment:
On Friday, July 24, former USA Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson and former USA Olympic silver medalist gymnast Alicia Sacramone will throw a ceremonial first pitch. Aaron Bruno, frontman of the band AWOLNATION, will throw a ceremonial first pitch and the band will lead the afternoon’s seventh-inning stretch.

Cubs National Anthem singer Wayne Messmer will lead the stretch Sunday, July 26.

Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Monday, July 27.

Chicago Fire defender Eric Gehrig will throw a first pitch and later will be joined by midfielders Michael Stephens and Chris Ritter to lead the stretch Tuesday, July 28.

On Wednesday, July 29, the Cubs will host a pregame jersey exchange with Manchester United legend Bryan Robson. Aon, a partner of both clubs, is the presenting partner of Manchester United’s Summer Tour, which stops at Soldier Field later that evening for a match vs. Paris Saint-Germain. Robson will throw a ceremonial first pitch as well.

Let’s Give Charitable Campaign:
Fans will have the opportunity to learn more about Cubs Charities programming and give back to the community this homestand as part of this season’s ongoing “Let’s Give” campaign.

Following the game Friday, July 24, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative by representing the Cubs Scholars program. The Cubs Scholars Program offers quality scholarship and financial contributions for Chicago inner-city high school students, coupled with a program designed to promote academic achievement and encourage post-secondary educational advancement. Five high school seniors are selected as Cubs Scholars each year based on their academic achievement and potential, community participation, need, leadership potential and demonstrated ability to be a team player. Each class of Cubs Scholars collectively receives $100,000 in scholarships and participates in a Cubs College Prep program, where they are paired with a Cubs associate who serves as a mentor as they prepare for college.

On Saturday, July 25, the Cubs Wives will offer #WeAreGood T-shirts in the main concourse by Gate F. The shirts, inspired by catcher Miguel Montero’s popular Twitter hashtag, will be available for a $25 donation benefiting Cubs Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Homestand Recap, July 24-29:
Friday, July 24 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 3:05 p.m.
First pitches: Former USA Olympic gold medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson, former USA Olympic silver medalist gymnast Alicia Sacramone and AWOLNATION frontman Aaron Bruno
Seventh-inning stretch: Members of the band, AWOLNATION
Broadcast: WGN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Promotional Item: Billy Williams Replica Statue presented by Pepsi, up to the first 10,000 fans

Saturday, July 25 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 3:05 p.m.
Broadcast: ABC 7, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Promotion: Jorge Soler Cubs Debut Bobblehead presented by Illinois Pork Producers, up to the first 10,000 fans
Cubs Wives offering #WeAreGood T-shirts by Gate F to benefit Cubs Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

Sunday, July 26 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:20 p.m.
National Anthem and 7th inning stretch: Wayne Messmer
Promotional Item: Cubs Replica Batting Helmet presented by Advocate Children’s Hospital, up to the first 5,000 children age 13-and-younger
Broadcast: ABC 7, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
Kids Run the Bases post-game, first 1,000 kids 13-and-under

Monday, July 27 vs. Colorado Rockies, 7:05 p.m.
First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller
Broadcast: CSN+, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Tuesday, July 28 vs. Colorado Rockies, 7:05 p.m.
Special Group Night: Scout Night, participants receive Cubs-themed Scout Patch
First pitch: Chicago Fire defender Eric Gehrig
Seventh-inning stretch: Chicago Fire midfielders Michael Stephens and Chris Ritter and defender Eric Gehrig
Broadcast: CSN+, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Wednesday, July 29 vs. Colorado Rockies, 1:20 p.m.
Pregame jersey exchange with Manchester United legend Bryan Robson
First pitch: Manchester United legend Bryan Robson
Broadcast: WGN, MLB Network, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Cubs recall RHPs Beeler, Medina; DFA LHP Richard

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Dallas Beeler was recalled by the Cubs Wednesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

The Cubs recalled right-handed pitchers Yoervis Medina and Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday. Left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard has been designated for assignment.

Both Medina and Beeler, who will serve as the club’s 26th man today, will be available for the Cubs today, as Beeler will make the start in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader in Cincinnati.

Beeler, 26, joins the Cubs for the second time this season, as he served as the 26th man on July 7 vs. St. Louis and recorded a no-decision after limiting the Cardinals to two runs on four hits in five innings in Chicago’s 5-3 victory. Beeler made his major league debut with the Cubs last year and went 0-2 in his two big league starts despite posting a 3.27 ERA (4 ER/11.0 IP).

Beeler is 2-5 with a 6.02 ERA (43 ER/64.1 IP) in 14 starts with Iowa this season, though he is 1-0 with a 2.01 ERA (7 ER/31.1 IP) in his last six minor league starts. Beeler began the season on the major league 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and was activated and optioned to Triple-A on May 18. He has pitched six innings or more in four of his last six outings while allowing two earned runs or less in all six, including zero or one earned run in three starts. He has struck out 31 batters and walked only three in his last 31.1 innings.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Beeler went 9-6 with a 3.40 ERA (47 ER/124.1 IP) with Iowa last year. He struck out 83 batters and walked only 32 in 124.1 innings pitched during his first-career season in Triple-A. Beeler is 23-29 with a 3.89 ERA (213 ER/492.2 IP) in 100 career minor league outings (92 starts).

Medina, 26, begins his second stint with the Cubs as he produced 5.0 scoreless innings with three strikeouts in three relief appearances for Chicago, June 17-26. He was acquired from the Mariners for catcher Welington Castillo on May 19, and in two stints with Iowa has an 0-2 record with one save and an 8.68 ERA (18 ER/18.2 IP) in 16 relief outings, striking out 21 and walking 12 in 18.2 innings.

The 6-foot-3, 245-pound right-hander has posted a 2.73 ERA (43 ER/142.0 IP) in 144 career relief appearances between the Mariners (2013-15) and Cubs (2015), turning in a 10-9 record with 43 holds and two saves. He has struck out 143 batters in 142.0 innings while limiting opponents to a .212 batting average, including a .227 mark vs. right-handed hitters and a .193 mark vs. left-handers. Medina has held opponents to a .320 on-base percentage and only a .319 slugging percentage, good for just a .639 opponents OPS.

Medina broke into the big leagues with the Mariners in 2013 and went 4-6 with one save and a 2.91 ERA (22 ER/68.0 IP) in 63 relief appearances while ranking second among all American League rookies with 19 holds. Last season, he improved upon those numbers by going 5-3 with 21 holds and a 2.68 ERA (17 ER/57.0 IP) in 66 relief outings while leading the Mariners and ranking 12th in the league in holds. This year, Medina was 1-0 with three holds, one save and a 3.00 ERA (4 ER/12.0 IP) in 12 relief outings for Seattle prior to the trade.

Richard, 31, is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA (9 ER/15.0 IP) in three appearances (two starts) with the Cubs this season. He was acquired from the Pirates on July 3 for a cash consideration.

Cubs Lineup: 7/22/15 Game 1

Cubs vs. Reds — Great American Ball Park
First Pitch: 11:35 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Reds Starter, Mike Leake, RHP
TV: ABC 7 Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

1. Chris Coghlan, LF
2. Kyle Schwarber, C
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Jorge Soler, RF
5. Kris Bryant, 3B
6. Chris Denorfia, CF
7. Jonathan Herrera, 2B
8. Kyle Hendricks, P
9. Addison Russell, SS

Cubs Lineup: 7/21/15

Cubs vs. Reds — Great American Ball Park
First Pitch: 6:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP
Reds Starter, Raisel Iglesias, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago, MLB Network; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Kyle Schwarber, C
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Jorge Soler, RF
6. Chris Coghlan, LF
7. Starlin Castro, SS
8. Jason Hammel, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

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