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Chicago Cubs Celebrate Player’s Weekend With Series Sweep

Player's Weekend was very kind to the Chicago Cubs, as they swept the Cincinnati Reds and trimmed their magic number in the Central Division to just 29.

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Javier Baez blasted a pair of home runs in the series and drove in five total runs, and he continued bolstering his case as an MVP candidate.
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David Bote became just the third Cubs rookie to have multiple walk-off home runs in the same season, joining Gabby Hartnett and Kris Bryant with his game-winner Friday.
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Daniel Murphy clobbered his first home run as a Cub in the series, and ultimately went 7-for-18 with two home runs, four RBI, and a double in the series.
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Ben Zobrist made some spectacular catches in the series, including this one in Friday's contest.
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Kyle Hendricks continued his strong run of late, giving up just two hits and no runs in Sunday’s win over the Reds.
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Kyle Schwarber is showing signs of coming back around, as he blasted home runs in back to back games to wrap up the four game sweep.
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In the four-game series against the Reds, Anthony Rizzo went 6-for-13 with five runs scored, four extra-base hits, and four RBI.
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As the series ended, the Cubs dropped their magic number to 29.
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The Sammy Sosa hop is enough of a reason to feature Baez twice, as he's closing in on 30 home runs and 100 RBI on the season.
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