Ben Gamel

Ben Gamel

Height/Weight: 5' 11"/177 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Date of birth: Neptune Beach, Florida
University: None
Draft: 2010 10th round by the
  • Associated Press

    Cubs shut out Pirates for 2nd straight night, 7-0

    Keegan Thompson combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and the Chicago Cubs shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight game, a 7-0 win Tuesday night that extended their winning streak to a season-best four. Jonathan Villar hit a go-ahead, solo homer in the third and added an RBI single. Cubs starters have posted a 2.37 ERA over their last eight games and Chicago is 6-2 in that stretch.

  • Associated Press

    Contreras hits 1st-inning slam, Cubs beat Pirates 9-0

    Willson Contreras led off with a double and became a rare leadoff hitter with a first-inning grand slam as the Chicago Cubs burst to an eight-run lead and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-0 on Monday night. Contreras became the 10th leadoff hitter since 1901 with a first-inning slam, the first since Houston’s George Springer off Kansas City’s Edinson Vólquez on June 24, 2016. The slam was the 100th homer of Contreras' career, making him the third Cubs catcher to reach that mark along with Gabby Hartnett and Jody Davis.