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Nate Schierholtz started in Sunday's 4-0 win against Milwaukee's Wily Peralta, even though the Cubs outfielder was 0-for-14 in his career against the pitcher. Schierholtz singled in his first at-bat in the second, and he finished 1-for-3 against the Brewers righty.

"He doesn't like being out of the lineup," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. "I thought, let me give Nate another day. He's a pretty strong man and he's prepared on a daily basis to come out and perform. We wanted to give [Ryan] Sweeney a day and keep him off his feet a little bit. Schierholtz is a pretty resilient individual, and I think he'll work his way out of it."

Schierholtz is scuffling against right-handers, and entered Sunday's game 10-for-59 (.169) against righties.

• Arismendy Alcantara, ranked No. 6 among's Top 20 Cubs Prospects , had five hits, including a triple, and three RBIs in Triple-A Iowa's 9-6, 13-inning win Saturday over Colorado Springs. Kris Bryant, ranked No. 2 on the Cubs' top 20 list, hit his fifth home run for Double-A Tennessee in a 4-3, 13-inning loss on Saturday.

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