"We'll see how it feels when I wake up [Thursday] morning," Fowler said. "I stole a base and stuff after [he felt it]. It didn't really bother me running too much. It just started tightening up a little bit."
With Fowler out, the Cubs used Chris Denorfia in center field until the eighth inning before rookie Kris Bryant was inserted for one frame.
Fowler blamed the weather for forcing him out of the game. It was 42 degrees at game time, but with the wind, it felt more like the 30s.
Acquired from the Astros last January for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, Fowler shares the team lead in runs scored with Anthony Rizzo (10).
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