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Cubs Notes: The losing streak hits 11 historic matches

Cubs Notes: The losing streak hits 11 historic matches

With each loss during this massive losing streak, the Cubs They find new ways to make the wrong kind of history.

The Cubs lost their 11th game in a row on Sunday, concluding a three-game sweep of the Marlins.

Here are 10 notes from the game.

1. The Cubs’ losing streak reached 11 games on Sunday, marking their second slip in 11 games this season. It’s the first time this has happened in franchise history. They are three losses away from tying the longest losing streak in franchise history (1997).

2. The only other time the Cubs lost two double-digit bars in a season was 1954. Since reaching a season high of 11 games over .500 on June 13 (38-27), they’ve gone 14-41.

3. Alec Mills continues to provide consistent roles in the Cubs rotation. He allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings on Sunday, allowing seven hits—one solo at home—four hits with one walk.

Marilyn carried the bases off him by two on the sixth day, ending his day, and Adam Morgan escaped the crowd with a strike strike.

4. Sunday marked Mills’ 12th start to the season, a new high in Mills’ career. He came short of his high-quality third start but cut his season in the ERA as a rookie to 3.43.

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5. What is the common denominator between Mills and Hippo Phone? Sunday marked Mills’ 12th straight start in which three or fewer earned sprints and two or fewer earned runs were allowed. It’s the first Cubs pitcher to do so since Vaughn (13 consecutive starts) in 1919.

6. Frank Schwendel was assigned the assignment one month ago Monday. On Sunday, he hit solo in the sixth inning at home. He’s placed fourth in 14 games with the Cubs, matching 13 RBIs.

7. In what has been a rare occurrence recently, Rafael Ortega did not make it to base on Sunday, going 0 for 5. He cut his 18-game streak as he made it to base at least once.

8. Robinson Chirinos followed up with his 4-for-6 performance on Friday as he came three-for-1 shy of the course with a 2-vs-2 match on Sunday, adding a rally. The assistant has started in two of his three games since Wilson Contreras Went on the list of injured Thursday.

9. Jesus Aguilar tackled two RBI games to advance him in the National League (84), leading two runs in a two-round blast in the seventh inning. He finished this streak 4-10 with 2 home runs and 12 assists.

10. The Cubs finished the season 1-5 against the Marlins – their biggest loss against Miami since 2007, when they went 0-6. The Marlins outperformed them 44-20 Six meetings this season.

On deck: The Cubs opened a three-game streak against the Reds on Monday in Cincinnati. The first pitch is 6:10 p.m. pivot time. Justin Steele (2-1, 2.95 ERA) and Wade Miley (9-4, 3.00 ERA) are potential starters.

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