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MIAMI — While the second half was a bit better, another long Cubs season is set to come to a close in just over two weeks.
A 10-3 loss to the Marlins puts the club at 62-85 this season with 15 games remaining as they continue a three-game Miami streak on Tuesday night.
But there’s still a positive track record that’s still within reach from one of the Cubs who ended up playing all season in Chicago — and that’s kind of unique in the team’s history.
As Ian Happ wraps up the best season of his major league career, the outfielder has a shot at breaking the Cubs record for most extra hits by a batter in a season. Thanks to a brace against the Marlins on Monday night, he now has 58 in 2022, becoming the third player who hits from the left and right side to reach that number.
Happ is closing in on the franchise record of 64, set by Augie Galan in the National League pennant-winning Cubs 1935 season. Walt Wilmot is second in team history with 62 extra hits in the 1894 campaign.
The outfielder has just over two weeks to break it.
In 143 games, Happ has a career-high 39 doubles, fourth in the National League, with two triples and 17 homers. The outfielder has four doubles and two home runs so far in September.
For the season, Happ has a slash of .273/.345/.453 while making 68 carries, which is tied for his career high in his 2017 rookie season.