* After 50 games and a 27-23 (.540) record, the Chicago Cubs sit at second place in the NL Central. The Cubs’ record is much improved compared to this point of the season in 2014 (19-31).
*The Cubs have played a MLB-best 24 one-run games in 2015 and also lead baseball with 14 one-run wins.
*Since 6/22/14, Jon Lester has recorded 11 consecutive quality starts. Tampa’s Chris Archer has the longest streak with 13 straight and Washington’s Max Scherzer is third with six.
* Dan Haren has a 1.45 ERA through his first five home starts with the Marlins.