Cubs Game Notes For Friday vs. St. Louis
* The Cubs have lost back-to-back games by at least five runs, which now gives them 16 losses this season by at least five runs, second in baseball to Colorado (20).
*Travis Wood is 3-3 with a 3.55 ERA in day games this year, but 4-6 with a 6.14 ERA at night.
*Anthony Rizzo’s .815 slugging percentage is the best in baseball since July 7.
*The Cardinals are 41/56 in stolen base attempts this year, but have had a runner thrown out in their last three games.