MLB Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Kris Bryant went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. He ended the game with a .125 batting average.
Impact: Bryant is one of many struggling Cubs. He's just 2 for 20 over the past five postseason games.
News: Addison Russell went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. The homer was his first of the season. He ended the game with a .167 batting average.
Impact: Russell is one of the few Cubs swinging the bat well. He's 3 for 10 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs over the past three games.
News: Javier Baez went 0 for 2 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. Baez added a stolen base. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
Impact: Baez is hitless in 19 postseason at-bats and at some point, manager Joe Maddon may have to consider benching him for some offense.
News: Pedro Strop walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Sunday. Strop did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
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News: Brian Duensing fell to 0-1, allowing one run on one hit and two walks in 1.2 innings, as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Sunday. Duensing struck out one, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.80 WHIP on the season.
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News: Carl Edwards Jr. did not allow a hit or walk in 1.1 scoreless innings as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Sunday. Edwards Jr. struck out three, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.00 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Edwards continues to be horrendous one night and outstanding the next. After this outing, he's likely to struggle the next time out if the trend continues.
News: Jon Lester allowed one run on three hits and five walks in 4.2 innings as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Sunday. Lester struck out two, ending the game with a 1.93 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Lester pitched well early before seemingly running out of gas after pitching in relief on Wednesday. He's set to pitch Game 6 if the series goes that far.
News: John Lackey allowed two runs on one hit and one walk without recording an out as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Sunday. Lackey did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 10.80 ERA and 2.40 WHIP on the season.
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News: Albert Almora Jr. went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. He ended the game with a .143 batting average.
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News: Willson Contreras went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. He ended the game with a .125 batting average.
Impact: Contreras, another struggling Cub, is just 4 for 22 (.182) in the postseason.
News: Ben Zobrist went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Anthony Rizzo went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
Impact: Like many of the Cubs' hitters, Rizzo is struggling at the dish. He's 0-for-14 in his past four postseason games.
News: Jon Jay went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. He ended the game with a .143 batting average.
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News: Jason Heyward went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Rich Hill allowed one run on three hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday. Hill struck out eight, ending the game with a 1.80 ERA and 0.80 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Hill gave the Dodgers what they needed in Game 2 of the NLCS with five strong innings. He's 1-2 with a 3.96 ERA in six career playoff starts, his first coming with the Cubs against Arizona on Oct. 6, 2007.
News: Kenley Jansen improved to 1-0, allowing no hits over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday. Jansen struck out two, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.00 WHIP on the season.
Impact: In five playoff appearances, Jansen has allowed just one unearned run and two hits over six innings with one walk and 10 strikeouts.
News: Cody Bellinger went 2 for 3 with a double Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. He ended the game with a .429 batting average.
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News: Charlie Culberson went 1 for 3 with a double Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1. Culberson scored once. He ended the game with a .400 batting average.
Impact: Culberson has been great in place of the injured Cory Seager in the NLCS, going 2 for 5 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs.
News: Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.00 WHIP on the season.
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News: Brandon Morrow did not allow a hit or walk in 2.0 scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday. Morrow struck out two, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.00 WHIP on the season.
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News: Kike Hernandez went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Yasiel Puig went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. Puig scored once. He ended the game with a .400 batting average.
Impact: Puig didn't get a hit in Game 2 but walked three times and has a .571 OBP in five playoff games while batting .438 (7 for 16) with a home run and six RBIs.
News: Austin Barnes went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Chase Utley went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Chris Taylor went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. Taylor scored once. He ended the game with a .286 batting average.
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News: Logan Forsythe went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. He ended the game with a .200 batting average.
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News: Curtis Granderson went 0 for 2 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Justin Turner went 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. The homer was his first of the season. He ended the game with a .375 batting average.
Impact: Turner's homer was his second of the postseason and gave him 10 RBIs in five games. He's 9 for 21 in these playoffs and a lifetime .377 hitter with four home runs and 22 RBIs in 23 postseason contests. He is 13 for 18 with runners in scoring position (.722), including 6 for 8 this year.
News: Kyle Farmer went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Chicago Cubs 4-1. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Josh Fields did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday. Fields did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.00 WHIP on the season.
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