More night games at Wrigley?

Mad­don says Cubs at dis­ad­van­tage play­ing day games.

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Chicago Cubs man­ager Joe Mad­don would like to see more night games at Wrigley and day base­ball lim­ited to Satur­days and Sun­days.

“This con­stantly hav­ing to rush to the ball­park and not hav­ing the nor­mal method dur­ing the course of the day, it does mat­ter be­cause then you go on the road, it’s en­tirely dif­fer­ent,” he said.

The Cubs didn’t add lights to Wrigley un­til 1988. They are al­lowed to play 43 night games and would like to get that num­ber up to 54.

Mad­don dis­missed the idea that the Cubs have an ad­van­tage over a vis­it­ing team that mostly plays at night.

“I think 107 years in­di­cates it wasn’t such a good idea,” he said.

The Cubs won the World Se­ries last fall for the first time since 1908.

■ Short­stop Ad­di­son Rus­sell was placed on the 10-day dis­abled list be­cause of a strained right foot. The Cubs re­called left-han­der Rob Zas­tryzny from Triple-A.

Na­tion­als: Max Scherzer and Gio Gon­za­lez will miss their sched­uled starts this week­end against the Cubs. Man­ager Dusty Baker de­cided to give Scherzer an ex­tra day of rest rather than have him pitch Sun­day af­ter he ex­ited Tues­day’s game with neck spasms. Gon­za­lez won’t pitch to­day with his wife ex­pect­ing to give birth to their sec­ond child within the next few days.

In­di­ans: Left-han­der Boone Lo­gan will likely miss the rest of the sea­son with a torn back mus­cle. Lo­gan, who is 1-0 with a 4.71 ERA, says he will not have surgery.

Na­tion­als: Left-han­der Enny Romero (fore­arm) was put on the 10-day DL.

Tigers: Right-han­der Michael Ful­mer (el­bow) was placed on the 10-day DL.

Gi­ants: Right-han­der Chris Strat­ton will be called up from Triple-A and will take right-han­der Matt Cain’s turn in the ro­ta­tion, man­ager Bruce Bochy said. Cain will move to the bullpen.

Ori­oles: Bal­ti­more turned its sec­ond triple play of the sea­son in the sec­ond in­ning Thurs­day against Detroit. With run­ners on first and sec­ond, James McCann hit a grounder to third base­man Manny Machado, who stepped on third and whipped a throw to sec­ond base­man Jonathan Schoop. The re­lay to Chris Davis beat McCann, a catcher.

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