• Saturday marked shortstop Starlin Castro's 250th consecutive game played. Castro's streak is tops in the National League and trails only Detroit's Prince Fielder (398) for the longest in the Majors.
• The Cubs entered Saturday's game having hit three home runs in three straight games for the first time since doing so in four straight from May 27-30, 2005.
Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.