The Cubs won their fifth in a row.
Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Hendricks helped lead the Cubs to this win, which clinched a winning season. They were 82-66, led the N.L. Central by four games, and reduced their magic number to 11.
They have done just that, in decisive fashion, and over the last two days have looked a lot like the team that won it all in 2016. That’s not hype, either, that’s how I really see it. And if, as Kris Bryant said, it took the incident with John Lackey and Willson Contreras Friday afternoon to light a fire under this team — well, whatever it takes.
The Cubs got an outstanding outing from Kyle Hendricks, three big hits from Albert Almora Jr., good defensive plays when they needed them, and a welcome-back pinch homer by Addison Russell and defeated the Cardinals 4-1 for their fifth straight win.
Hendricks retired the first six Cardinals before a pair of hits and a sacrifice bunt put St. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue