* One more homer by Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs will feature two players with at least 25 home runs before August for the first time since 2005. (Derek Lee, Aramis Ramirez).
* Chris Carter is trying to become the first player to lead the Brewers in homers and RBI in his first season with the team since Carlos Lee in 2005.
* Kris Bryant is one of four third basemen in MLB history to hit at least 50 homers through a player’s first two seasons. (Eddie Mathews 72, Evan Longoria 60, Bob Horner 56, Bryant 51)
* After going 1-5 with a 8.81 ERA leading into the All-Star break, Chicago’s starting pitchers have turned things around this week, posting 5-1 with a 1.76 ERA.