Extra bases

Extra bases

James Russell made his 70th appearance on Sunday and is the fifth Cubs left-handed reliever to record multiple 70-game seasons.

Russell appeared in 77 games last season, and joins Paul Assenmacher (1990-92), Sean Marshall (2010-11), Chuck McElroy (1991-92) and Bob Patterson (1996-97) as southpaw relievers to reach 70 appearances in multiple seasons.

Anthony Rizzo hit his 34th double of the season on Sunday, and is tied for fourth in the National League.

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