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Maddon praises ‘consummate pro’ Zobrist

By Carrie Muskat / | @CarrieMuskat | May 28th, 2016

CHICAGO — Ben Zobrist has been on a roll, and it doesn’t surprise Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

“He just takes care of himself so well and he knows himself so well,” Maddon said of Zobrist, whom he knows well from their days together with the Rays.

Zobrist doubled in a run in the first inning in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over the Phillies and now has reached safely in his past 33 starts. He is the first Cubs player to do so since Starlin Castro ended the 2011 season having reached in his final 40 starts. Zobrist also now has a 14-game hitting streak, and leads all National League second basemen in RBIs. He began the day leading the NL in on-base percentage.

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