Worth noting

Worth noting

• The last time the Cubs homered in five straight games was a 10-game stretch from Aug. 2-12 of last year.

• Cubs starting pitchers entered Friday with a 2.47 ERA in their last 11 games.

• Shortstop Starlin Castro (10 steals) and center fielder Tony Campana (seven) are only the fourth Cubs duo since 1918 to have at least seven steals apiece by the team's 25th game of the season. The others are Ivan DeJesus and Leon Durham (1981), Bob Dernier and Davey Lopes (1985), and Mitch Webster and Ryne Sandberg (1989).