Matt Szczur, 27, an outfielder with the Chicago Cubs, is a 2007 Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate from Lower Township.

Wednesday: Did not play as the Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 9-3 win. He last appeared in a game Saturday.

Thursday: The Cubs were off.

Friday: They Cubs open a series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field at 2:20 p.m. Mike Leake (9-10, 4.54) is St. Louis' scheduled starter. Szczur is 0 for 1 against him.

Stats: Szczur is hitting .262 (45 for 172) with five home runs, 29 runs scored and 22 RBIs in 101 games. He has two stolen bases on six attempts. His on-base percentage is .317, his OPS .724.

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