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W 10-0
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Darvish, five homers lead Cubs past fading White Sox 10-0

CHICAGO (AP) Yu Darvish pitched seven strong innings for his NL-leading eighth win, Willson Contreras homered twice and the Chicago Cubs moved to the brink of clinching the NL Central title by pounding the crosstown White Sox 10-0 Friday night.

Victor Caratini, Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez also went deep as Cubs used the longball to break out of an offensive funk and end a three-game losing streak. They reduced their magic number for securing the division crown to one game after St. Louis split a doubleheader with Milwaukee.

"I like the homers," Cubs manager David Ross said. "That's getting back to what these guys do."

AVG: J. Heyward.273
HR: I. Happ12
RBI: I. Happ28
SB: B. Hamilton3
W: Y. Darvish8
ERA: Y. Darvish2.01
Saves: J. Jeffress8
K: Y. Darvish93
NL Central
Y-Chi Cubs 3325.569-
St. Louis 2927.5183
Y-Cincinnati 3028.5173
Milwaukee 2830.4835
Pittsburgh 1840.31015
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .221 (27)
Runs: 250 (21)
Hits: 409 (25)
Home Runs: 70 (17)
Stolen Bases: 20 (21)
OBP: .317 (19)
SLG: .387 (24)
Total Bases: 717 (23)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.82 (8)
Runs Allowed: 223 (5)
Saves: 15 (11)
Strikeouts: 502 (16)
OpBA: .230 (6)
OBP: .298 (3)
SLG: .396 (11)
Run Support: 4.49 (23)
Date Player Transactions
9/25 J. Martínez Sent to Minors
9/25 M. Rodríguez Called Up from Minors
9/25 M. Rodríguez Placed on 60-Day IL (Strained right biceps)
9/25 P. Wisdom Purchased From Minors
9/22 R. Brothers Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
9/22 K. Bryant Right oblique tightness (day-to-day)
9/21 I. Vargas Strained right hamstring (on 10-day IL)
9/19 R. Wick Left oblique strain (on 10-day IL)
8/31 T. Chatwood Strained right forearm (on 10-day IL)
8/31 J. Quintana Left lat inflammation (10-day IL)
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