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Cubs try to keep momentum going against Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Chicago Cubs got a warm welcome in manager Joe Maddon's return to Tropicana Field on Tuesday, and they will try to get out of town with a two-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays when the series concludes Wednesday.

The first-place Cubs (84-66) have won seven straight, but the Milwaukee Brewers matched them Tuesday night with a win to stay 3 1/2 games back in the National League Central. Chicago is gearing up for a four-game series at Miller Park this weekend.

"I feel like we're playing really good baseball right now," said Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber, who hit a solo home run as a designated hitter Tuesday, a role he could pick up again if the Cubs return to the World Series. "The way that our guys are just going out there and competing, it's really good to see, especially this time of year. It's getting to crunch time."

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Leaders
AVG: C. Dickerson.279
HR: L. Morrison36
RBI: L. Morrison82
SB: M. Smith16
W: A. Cobb11
ERA: A. Cobb3.63
Saves: A. Colomé45
K: C. Archer235
AL East
TeamWLPctGB
Boston 8764.576-
NY Yankees 8467.5563
Tampa Bay 7378.48314
Baltimore 7379.48014.5
Toronto 7180.47016
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (27)
Runs: 635 (26)
Hits: 1244 (25)
Home Runs: 212 (6)
Stolen Bases: 81 (15)
OBP: .316 (24)
SLG: .423 (19)
Total Bases: 2155 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.00 (9)
Runs Allowed: 659 (11)
Saves: 51 (1)
Strikeouts: 1235 (12)
OpBA: .242 (7)
OBP: .310 (7)
SLG: .404 (7)
Run Support: 4.26 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/15 J. Faria Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/15 J. Faria Removed From 10-Day DL (Left abdominal strain)
9/10 J. Faria Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
9/9 X. Cedeño Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
9/8 N. Eovaldi Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/5 T. Guerrieri Right elbow strain (on 60-day DL)
9/2 C. Archer Right lateral forearm tightness (day-to-day)
8/17 J. Faria off 10-day DL
8/6 A. Cobb off 10-day DL
7/25 J. Odorizzi off 10-day DL
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