2017 Cubs victories revisited, September 17: Cubs 4, Cardinals 3

The Cubs swept their arch-rivals.

The Cubs won their sixth in a row and completed a sweep of the Cardinals. They were 83-66 after this win, four games ahead of the Brewers in the N.L. Central, and their magic number dropped to 10.

The Cubs came off last weekend’s sweep at the hands of the Brewers just two games ahead of them and the Cardinals and knowing they’d have to play better to put a stronger hold on first place in the N.L. Central.

One week later, riding a six-game winning streak after a tense 4-3 win over the Cardinals Sunday afternoon, the Cubs appear in charge of their own destiny in the division. They moved to a season-high 17 games over .500 and again used good defense, timely hitting and good relief pitching to beat their arch-rivals.

As had been the case in the previous two games of this series, strong pitching on both sides began this game. Jose Quintana breezed through three innings, retiring nine of the first 10 hitters he faced. He was helped out by this slick sliding stop and throw [VIDEO] by Addison Russell, in Addy’s first start since coming off …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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