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• The Cubs entered Thursday's series finale at risk of being swept in a four-game series in Washington for the first time since the Nationals returned to the nation's capital.

• Starlin Castro entered Thursday four hits shy of 500 for his career at 22 years old. Only 27 players in Major League history have reached 500 hits before turning 23.

• The Cubs entered Thursday's series finale at risk of being swept in a four-game series in Washington for the first time since the Nationals returned to the nation's capital.

• Starlin Castro entered Thursday four hits shy of 500 for his career at 22 years old. Only 27 players in Major League history have reached 500 hits before turning 23.