2017 Cubs victories revisited, May 18: Cubs 9, Reds 5

Javier Baez’ bat helped the Cubs to a sweep of the Reds.

The Cubs have loved hitting off Reds pitching for the last three seasons and this series was no different. They improved their record to 21-19, but remained in third place, two games out of first place in the N.L. Central.

It was a picture-perfect May afternoon Thursday at Wrigley Field, temperatures in the high 70s, unlimited sunshine and winds diminished from Wednesday’s gale-force adventure.

And the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff, as it has the last two seasons, proved the best antidote for the Cubs‘ slump. The Cubs scored 25 runs in the three-game sweep of the Reds, defeating them 9-5 and moving back to two games over .500.

The Cubs loaded the bases on two walks and a pop-fly single in the first inning and scored a run when Addison Russell drew another walk off Reds starter Amir Garrett. That brought Javier Baez to the plate:

Who’s gonna rock you when the sun won’t let you sleep?

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 18, 2017

Baez’ grand slam quickly made it 5-0 Cubs and made it the 25th time in the last 27 games between …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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