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2017 Cubs victories revisited, July 25: Cubs 7, White Sox 2

Willson Contreras continued his hot streak.

A loss to the White Sox in the first game of this series dropped the Cubs out of first place. This win made their record 52-47, but they still trailed the Brewers by half a game in the N.L. Central.


If you attended Tuesday’s 7-2 Cubs win over the White Sox, you certainly can say you got your entertainment dollar’s worth (as well as a Cubs win).

That one had just about everything: home runs, good Cubs pitching, bad Cubs pitching, warnings issued after five batters were hit by pitches, a couple of team records tied or nearly so, and in the end, the Cubs evened up their set with the South Siders.

It looked at first as if this might be an easy Cubs win. Ben Zobrist led off with a double, and one out later Anthony Rizzo walked. Up stepped Willson Contreras [VIDEO]:

Willson’s 16th homer of the year made it 3-0 Cubs; that was one of three hits he had on the afternoon, and he’s now second among all catchers in homers and RBI (56) behind Salvador Perez. That ball was crushed:

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