After a rough start to the month, the Chicago Cubs are starting to turn things around.
So is scheduled starter Edwin Jackson, who goes for his third straight victory Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cubs (29-40) opened June with eight losses in 10 games, but have since won four of six behind a starting rotation that has posted a 2.61 ERA. The starters have recorded quality starts in each of the last five.
Jackson (3-8, 5.40 ERA) has also emerged from an early-season slump. Through his first 11 starts, Jackson was 1-8 with a 6.29 ERA -- the worst in the majors on June 2. The right-hander, however, is finally starting to live up to the big contract Chicago gave him in the offseason, yielding two runs while striking out 15 over 13 innings in winning each of his last two starts. He allowed a run and five hits in six innings in Friday's 6-3 victory over the New York Mets.
"Just trying to get in a rhythm," said Jackson, who started 12 games for the Cardinals in the...