9/3 Morning Marquee: Cubs complete sweep of Milwaukee


The Chicago Cubs received both good and bad news on Wednesday as playoff races continued throughout Major League Baseball and the club completed a three-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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On the down side of things, shortstop Starlin Castro, who was coming off a torrid pace in the month of August amidst a strong bounce back campaign in 2014, was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and is unlikely to return to the field this season. However, in other news, rookie right-hander Kyle Hendricks earned the National League Rookie of the Month honors for the month of August after going 4-0 and leading Chicago to wins in all four of his starts.

In other MLB news, the Nationals picked up a win in Los Angeles, the St. Louis Cardinals walked-off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Seattle Mariners edged out a win against the struggling Oakland Athletics behind right-hander Felix Hernandez.

Here’s the latest news from around the big leagues:

“Soler, Valaika drive in two apiece as Cubs roll” – Cubbies Crib

“Peter Bourjos singles, Cardinals sweep the Pirates” – Redbird Rants

“Felix wins dandy duel, backed by two homers” – MLB.com

“Cubs’ Starlin Castro likely done for the year” – Cubbies Crib

“LaRoche, Nationals outlast Dodgers” – ESPN

“Hendricks earns NL Player of the Month honors” – Cubbies Crib