2017 Cubs victories revisited, May 2: Cubs 8, Phillies 3

The Cubs smashed three homers on their way to victory.

The Cubs snapped a baby two-game losing streak with this win over the Phillies at Wrigley. They were 14-12 after this win and led the N.L. Central by one game.

Aaron Altherr sent Jon Lester‘s seventh pitch of the evening into the left-field bleachers Tuesday at Wrigley Field, the 33rd first-inning run the Cubs have allowed this year. The sinking feeling of “uh-oh, here we go again” came forth, no doubt from fans even if not from Cubs players.

But the Cubs got that run right back in the bottom of the inning. It took one more pitch from Jeremy Hellickson, his eighth offering of the first inning, for Kris Bryant to match Altherr’s feat [VIDEO].

Bryant’s fifth homer of the year tied the game. Lester, even while throwing a lot of pitches, settled down over the next couple of innings while his teammates were getting him the lead. First was Javier Baez [VIDEO].

Javy’s third of the year made it 2-1, and the Cubs broke it open in the fourth. With two out, Jon Lester singled — …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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