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Chicago Cubs First Basemen To Miss Action – SportsUntapped.com
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Added August 17th, 2010 by Steve

Chicago Cubs First Basemen To Miss Action
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The Chicago Cubs first basemen Derrick Lee will miss a few games with a bulging disc in his lower back. This injury comes just one day after the slugger blasted two homeruns in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Lee is batting .251, with 16 homeruns and 56 runs batted in. In his career, the former All Star first basemen holds a .282 batting average, along with 309 homeruns, and he is just five runs batted in shy of 1000.

Chicago finished Sunday beating their rival St. Louis Cardinals two out of three. Lee bashed a homerun in the first inning and in the third inning to give Chicago a 1-0 and 2-1 lead. The Cubs then scored 6 runs in the 4th inning against Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse. St. Louis scored five runs in the 9th inning to make the game a little closer.

Chicago will start a series against the San Diego Padres on Monday evening. The Cubs come into the game in fifth place in the National League Central; 17 games behind the leading Cincinnati Reds. Chicago is two games back of Houston for fourth place, and 4.5 games behind Milwaukee for third place. The Cubs hold a 23-36 record on the road, while winning 27 of 59 at Wrigley Field.

 
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