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Rick Porcello of  the Detroit Tigers during the game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on April 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Both teams wore the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers during the game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on April 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Both teams wore the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

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(AP) — The Chicago Cubs began the week by changing their hitting coach.

The change of scenery back to Wrigley Field may have been just what they needed.

The Cubs have a chance for their fifth straight win at Wrigley and third in a row overall Wednesday night, but to do it they’ll likely need to provide more run support for hard-luck Matt Garza as they continue their series against the Detroit Tigers.

Returning home after a 2-8 trip, the Cubs (21-40) fired hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo on Tuesday, replacing him with minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson on an interim basis. While the club – from general manager Theo Epstein to manager Dale Sveum to the players – insisted Jaramillo was not to blame, Chicago compiled a .247 batting average and .304 on-base percentage under his tutelage, scoring two runs or fewer in 22 of 60 games.

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