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5/19 Morning Marquee: Cubs second series win, Abreu to the DL


The Chicago Cubs posted just their second series win of the season with a 4-2 victory Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Welington Castillo and Mike Olt homered while Travis Wood settled in after a shaking first inning for the win. Hector Rondon continues to emerge as the closer, but the title does not mean anything to him, he just wants to help win games.

After an off day Monday, Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel (4-2, 3.06 ERA) will square off against New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (6-0, 2.17) in the 7:05 p.m. start from Wrigley Field.

Around the league: Dodgers’ pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will return from the DL Wednesday, the Braves rallied in the ninth to top the Cardinals, the Tigers completed a sweep in a ALCS rematch, the Giants starting rotation to win, and the White Sox put home run slugger Jose Abreu on the DL with an ankle injury.

Chicago Tribune: Closer title not important to Hector Rondon

Chicago Sun-Times: Anthony Rizzo showing maturity at the plate

Daily Herald: Cubs flex their muscles

ESPN Chicago: Rizzo learning to conquer his fears

CSN Chicago: Cubs hoping rest helps Schierholtz pulls out of slump

NBC Sports: Hyun-Jin Ryu will return to the Dodgers and start on Wednesday

CBS Sports: Braves rally with two runs in ninth to beat Cards

FOX Sports: Chicago puts home runs leader Abreu (ankle) on DL

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