Hey hey! The Cubs beat the Phillies 8-1 behind John Lackey's quality start and 7th win of the season. His line: 7 IP, 8 K, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 ER.
Javy Baez had a heckuva day at the plate: 4-for-4 with 3 RBI. Ben Zobrist and Kris Bryant each homered for the first place Cubs.
The MLB-best Cubs have an off day Thursday before kicking off a three-game series in Atlanta on Friday.
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NL Central Standings
Team W L PCT GB
Cubs 41 17 .707 --
Pirates 32 27 .542 9.5
Cards 31 28 .525 10.5