5/1 Morning Marquee: Cubs finish April without a series win, Dodgers reach milestone


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The Chicago Cubs ended April with a big 9-4 comeback win on the road over NL Central rival Cincinnati on Wednesday night.

The North Siders have not recorded a series win; but with a revamped bullpen, Starlin Castro and Welington Castillo improving at the plate, and Jake Arrieta scheduled to return on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals the team appears to be trending in a positive direction.

Around the league; the Milwaukee Brewers finished April with MLB’s best record, Clayton Kershaw struck out nine over five innings against the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate Wednesday and should be activated next week while Zack Grienke earned the Dodgers’ 10,000th win in franchise history.

Chicago Tribune: Emilio Bonifacio‘s versatility no surprise to Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times: Renteria staying positive despite Cubs’ brutal first month

ESPN Chicago: Revamped bullpen starting to pay dividends

CSN Chicago: There’s no ‘Plan B’ for rebuilding Cubs

Cubs.com: Castillo ends April on high note at plate

NBC Sports: Clayton Kershaw strikes out nine in final rehab start

Yahoo Sports: How the Milwaukee Brewers surprised us all and owned baseball’s best record in April

FOX Sports: Greinke helps Dodgers hit milestone: 10,000th franchise win

CBS Sports: Ernie Banks hoping to bridge gape between Cubs, Sammy Sosa

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