Cubs Game Notes For Sunday vs. Philadelphia

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* The Chicago Cubs are looking for their first three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies since 2000 (July 25-27) and are looking for their first three-game sweep of the Phillies at Wrigley Field since 1995 (July 28-30).

* Ryan Howard leads the Phillies with eight home runs despite hitting only .154.

* Philadelphia is swinging at the first pitch on just over a third of its plate appearances this season (33.4%), one of the highest percentages in the majors, second only to Tampa Bay (35%).

*John Lackey is trying to become the first Cubs starter with a sub-4.00 ERA in a pitcher’s age-37 or older season since Fergie Jenkins in 1982 (3.15 ERA in age-39 season).