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• On Friday, David DeJesus batted cleanup for the first time in his career, but he was back as the Cubs' leadoff man on Saturday. He was 0-for-3 and stranded two baserunners on Friday. Are his days as a No. 4 hitter over?

"I wouldn't say that," Sveum said. "You never know with this lineup right now."

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• On Friday, David DeJesus batted cleanup for the first time in his career, but he was back as the Cubs' leadoff man on Saturday. He was 0-for-3 and stranded two baserunners on Friday. Are his days as a No. 4 hitter over?

"I wouldn't say that," Sveum said. "You never know with this lineup right now."

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The Cubs have tried different combinations since Alfonso Soriano was traded to the Yankees.

• Javier Baez, the No. 1 prospect on MLB.com's Top 20 Cubs' prospects list, hit a broken-bat RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth on Friday to lift Double-A Tennessee to an 11-10 win over Montgomery.

Kris Bryant, the Cubs' No. 1 pick in June's First-Year Player Draft, hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth in Class A Boise's 5-4 win over Vancouver. Bryant had two hits, including a double, and was batting .315 for the season. He has a 12-game hitting streak.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

 

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