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2017 Cubs victories revisited, May 17: Cubs 7, Reds 5

A windy night had a very odd game-ending play.

This was one of the windiest days ever at Wrigley Field, but oddly, only one baseball left the yard — and not hit by a Cub. The Cubs won anyway to get back over .500 at 20-19. They remained in third place in the N.L. Central, two games out of first place.


Let’s start at the end of the Cubs‘ 7-5 win over the Reds Wednesday evening, because I can’t recall any game at Wrigley Field ever ending like this [VIDEO].

Joey Votto grounded to Addison Russell, who made a nice sliding stop to his left and threw a bit wide to Anthony Rizzo. First-base umpire Ed Hickox called Votto safe, indicating Rizzo’s foot was off the bag.

The review crew looked, and at least one of the angles showed Rizzo’s foot still on first base when the ball hit the back of his mitt, and the strains of “Go Cubs Go” were begun. That review could have gone either way, I suppose, but the review folks supposedly have angles that the home viewer doesn’t, and the Cubs had …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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