Szczur’s slam punctuates Cubs’ comeback

Matt Szczur has a rock on a shelf in his locker that he touches every day. It's a reminder of a parable called "The Story of the Stone Cutter" the Rev. Rob Hagan, an associate athletic director at Villanova, taught Szczur during his days there. The message is to keep grinding, and good things will happen. And as he's done every day, starting in Spring Training, Szczur touched the rock on Friday. And good things happened.

Stats of the Day: Different streak for Arrieta

Jake Arrieta surrendered a hit to the first batter of the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Brewers and allowed a run in the fifth inning in a five-inning performance that yielded him his fifth victory of the season. The hit quickly ended Arrieta's bid to join Johnny Vander Meer (1938), who remains the only pitcher with back-to-back no-hitters. The run in the fifth inning ended Arrieta's streak of scoreless innings at home at 52 2/3.