2017 Cubs victories revisited, May 4: Cubs 5, Phillies 4

It was the second straight win by this score, but this one took a while.

Matt Szczur, who’s in the photo at the top of this post, was involved in the game-winning play in the 13th inning. He played just two more games in a Cubs uniform after this one before he was traded to the Padres.

The Cubs were 16-12 after this win and led the N.L. Central by 1½ games.

It looked like it was going to be yet another extra-inning, inning-ending double-play ball.

And then, suddenly, it wasn’t:

[W]e’ll take it. #Walkoff

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 4, 2017

Freddy Galvis threw away a relay throw on what looked like an easy double play on a Matt Szczur grounder. Albert Almora Jr. scampered across the plate and the Cubs had a 5-4, 13-inning win over the Phillies that took their series three games to one.

That happened four hours, 22 minutes after the first pitch was thrown by John Lackey and there’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s rewind to the beginning.

For the first time since last Saturday, the Cubs didn’t give up any runs in the first inning. Lackey …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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