Matt Carpenter
Matt Carpenter, Matt Adams out Saturday with illness
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL
5:16 PM
News: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter and first baseman Matt Adams are not in the starting lineup Saturday due to stomach illness, MLB.com reports.
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Arismendy Alcantara
Arismendy Alcantara slugs three-run home run Saturday
Arismendy Alcantara, CF, CHC
5:13 PM
News: Cubs outfielder Arismendy Alcantara went 1 for 3 with a walk and a three-run home run in his team's 8-7 win over the Dodgers Saturday.

The Cubs were down 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Alcantara followed up an RBI single earlier in the inning with his three-run blast to bring the Cubs to within one before they took the lead in the eighth. Alcantara has hit .214/.267/.377 with 10 home runs, 26 RBI and eight stolen bases in 252 at-bats.

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Chris Coghlan
Chris Coghlan homers twice in 4-for-4 performance Saturday
Chris Coghlan, LF, CHC
5:11 PM
News: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan sparked a big comeback Saturday, going 4 for 4 with one walk, two home runs and three RBI in his team's 8-7 win over the Dodgers.

Coghlan smacked his first home run in the first inning and delivered the key two-run blast in the eighth inning to put his team up by one run. Before Saturday, he had just one home run in the second half, coming all the way back on Aug. 3. Coghlan now owns a .283/.349/.449 line with eight home runs, 38 RBI and six stolen bases in 361 at-bats.

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Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez smashes two home runs Saturday
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD
5:08 PM
News: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 2 for 5 with two home runs and five RBI in his team's 8-7 loss to the Cubs Saturday.

Gonzalez put his team up big in the early part of the team, delivering a two-run blast in the first inning and adding a three-run shot in the third inning. Up 6-1 after three innings, the Dodgers would see the lead slip away by the end of the eighth. Gonzalez has hit .278/.337/.479 with 25 home runs in 568 at-bats, and he leads the majors with 111 RBI.

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Jamey Wright
Jamey Wright to start Sunday, Dan Haren moved to Monday
Jamey Wright, RP, LAD
5:05 PM
News: The Dodgers will start Jamey Wright Sunday against the Cubs and push Dan Haren back to Monday to open the team's series against the Giants, MLB.com reports.
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Hector Rondon
Hector Rondon records 26th save Saturday
Hector Rondon, RP, CHC
5:03 PM
News: Cubs closer Hector Rondon delivered his 26th save Saturday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 8-7 win over the Dodgers.

Rondon has successfully converted his last 12 save opportunities, allowing only one earned run during that stretch while striking out 12 and walking two in 15 innings. He owns a 2.58 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 61:15 K:BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings.


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Justin Grimm
Justin Grimm picks up win vs. Dodgers Saturday
Justin Grimm, RP, CHC
5:00 PM
News: Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm took home a win Saturday, walking one in a scoreless eighth inning in his team's 8-7 victory over the Dodgers.

Grimm (5-2) needed just 10 pitches to get through the inning despite walking a batter. It was just the second walk he has issued since July 25. Grimm owns a 3.80 ERA and 68:27 K:BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings.

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Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson takes loss Saturday vs. Cubs
Brian Wilson, RP, LAD
4:58 PM
News: Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson was hung with a loss Saturday, allowing two earned runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 8-7 defeat against the Cubs.

Tasked with protecting a one-run lead in the eighth inning, Wilson (2-4) surrendered a two-run home run with one out to put the Dodgers behind for good in a game they led 7-2 in the middle of the seventh. Wilson hadn't surrendered an earned run in more than a month heading into Saturday's game. He owns a 4.86 ERA and 54:28 K:BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings.

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Felix Doubront
Felix Doubront chased in third inning vs. Dodgers
Felix Doubront, SP, CHC
4:54 PM
News: Cubs pitcher Felix Doubront didn't factor into the decision Saturday, allowing six earned runs on six hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 8-7 win over the Dodgers.

Doubront gave up just three runs in 18 innings over his first three starts with the Cubs after coming over via trade, but things fell apart Saturday. He surrendered a two-run home run to Alex Gonzalez in the first inning and a three-run blast to Gonzalez in the third as part of the rough start, but the offense came back to take the lead in the eighth. Doubront owns a 5.54 ERA and 51:32 K:BB ratio in 79 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers next Saturday in what would be his final outing of the year.

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Roberto Hernandez
Roberto Hernandez lasts four innings vs. Cubs Saturday
Roberto Hernandez, SP, LAD
4:53 PM
News: Dodgers pitcher Roberto Hernandez didn't factor into the decision Saturday, allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks in just four-plus innings while striking out four in his team's 8-7 loss to the Cubs.

Hernandez threw more than 30 pitches in the first inning, which included a solo home run, and ended up being removed with 88 pitches to his credit after giving up a double and a walk to lead off the fifth. Hernandez owns a 4.08 ERA and 102:69 K:BB ratio in 159 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies Friday.

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