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ncarnacion was not in the lineup. He hasnt played since leavi
#1   2014/07/27 05:22AM
CHICAGO -- Starlin Castro and Matt Garza have been a big part of the recent surge by the Chicago Cubs, which has brought a little optimism to an otherwise disappointing season. Garza and Castro, probably the only sure bets to be with the Cubs in future seasons, turned up their play during the recent seven-game winning streak. On Monday, Castro was named the NL player of the week. In his last seven games, Castro had 17 hits and is currently third in the majors with 150. "Good for him. Hopefully it will be a long list of accolades for him. If he keeps his head screwed on and keeps getting better he will be fun to watch for a lot of years," Cubs manager Mike Quade said before Mondays game against the Washington Nationals was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up Thursday at 1:20 p.m. Both teams will continue with its current pitching rotation. Garza and Chien-Ming Wang, Mondays starters, will be pushed back to Tuesday night. After the Cubs traded outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to the Cleveland Indians, Castro has become the everyday leadoff man and Quade has no plans moving him around in the order again. "Given the situation, given the way hes performed, yeah, right now hes the lone viable option," Quade said. The only real concern for the 21-year-old shortstop is his play in the field. He has committed 18 errors this season, but Quade has seen some improvement in that area. The Cubs didnt win three straight all season until July 22-24, then Garza extended the winning streak to four games Wednesday with a 1-0 victory at Pittsburgh. Garza (5-8, 3.78 ERA) went seven-plus innings, striking out seven and allowing four hits for his first win since June 27. The right-hander has an ERA below 4.00 despite losing eight games. "I just know if youre going to win baseball games guys need to pitch well. It doesnt guarantee a win, but it should guarantee you a chance to win," Quade said. "I just assume focus on the quality he is running out there on a quality basis and believe with that going on the wins will take care themselves at some points, but he hasnt been lucky thats for sure." A forecast of steady rain throughout the night prompted the Cubs to delay the opener of the three-game series. The game was called after a 32-minute delay. Wang is scheduled to make his third start of the season -- and first on the road -- Tuesday after missing more than two years following shoulder surgery. Nationals manager Davey Johnson thinks being pushed back will be beneficial for Wang, who made his last start Wednesday. "I know he had an extra day in one of his rehab starts down in Syracuse. He threw good. So, it probably wont hurt him," Johnson said. NOTES: Tickets for Monday nights game will be honoured on Thursday. ... In his last outing Wang surrendered six runs -- two earned-- in five innings in a 6-4 loss to Atlanta. He threw 86 pitches. cheap nfl jerseys . 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Jenkins (1-3) was solid over five-plus innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs in his third major-league start. Pitching on three days rest, he threw 48-of-74 pitches for strikes. "Going out tonight and getting that win, thats huge for the confidence going into the off-season," he said. Kelly Johnson hit a two-run homer off Twins starter Anthony Swarzak (3-6) as Minnesota (66-95) dropped its fourth straight game. Casey Janssen worked the ninth for his 22nd save in 25 opportunities. The Twins are last in the American League Central division while Toronto (72-89) is fourth in the East. Jenkins, 24, was selected by the Blue Jays in the first round (No. 20 overall) of the 2009 draft. The six-foot-four 235-pounder made 10 relief appearances for Toronto before getting starts against Tampa Bay and New York. "Hes a guy thats come up and hasnt been intimidated by the environment at the major-league level and has been very effective," said Jays manager John Farrell. "Even when he was in the bullpen, hes been efficient and hes done a solid job in the time hes been here." Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Jenkins had some late finish on the ball. "You can see the ball OK off him but with that late jump we didnt square him up too many times," he saaid.dddddddddddd "Nice looking kid." Some of Torontos other youngsters helped the Blue Jays get on the board in the third inning. Second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria doubled and moved to third on a groundout by Moises Sierra. After an Anthony Gose walk, Rajai Davis singled to push Hechavarria across with the games first run. Johnson followed an inning later with his 16th homer of the season. The Blue Jays added another run in the fifth when Gose scored from third on a Yunel Escobar single. Jenkins, who will finish the season with a 4.50 earned-run average, gave up a two-run homer to Denard Span in the sixth inning. The Twins made it a one-run game in the seventh inning when Alexi Casilla doubled to score Trevor Plouffe. Swarzak allowed five hits and four earned runs over five innings. He walked three batters and had two strikeouts. Minnesota had 10 hits on the night. Notes: Announced attendance at Rogers Centre was 13,930. The game took two hours 33 minutes to play. ... Johnson struck out in the second inning to tie Jose Cansecos single-season franchise record of 159 strikeouts, set back in 1998. Canseco also had 46 home runs and 107 RBIs that year. ... Jenkins is the 12th different Blue Jay to make a start this season. ... Toronto slugger Edwin Encarnacion was not in the lineup. He hasnt played since leaving Sundays game against New York due to a tight muscle in his left shoulder area. ... Twins left-hander Scott Diamond (12-8) of Guelph, Ont., will take on Torontos Brandon Morrow (9-7) on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. ... Farrell said infielder Omar Vizquel would be in the lineup for the finale. Vizquel plans to retire after the season. ... The win gave the Blue Jays a 40-40 home record this season. They havent had a losing record at Rogers Centre since 2004 (40-41). cheap jerseys from china ' ' '

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