2017 Cubs victories revisited, September 24: Cubs 5, Brewers 0

A gem from Jose Quintana.

The Cubs took the series from the Brewers three games to one behind a complete-game shutout from Jose Quintana. They improved to 87-68, led the N.L. Central by 5½ games, and their magic number was reduced to two.

Finally, a game that doesn’t have us all on the edges of our proverbial seats all afternoon or evening.

Jose Quintana’s magnificent pitching and some timely hitting, including a two-run homer by Ben Zobrist, led the Cubs to a 5-0 win over the Brewers. That reduced the Cubs’ magic number to eliminate Milwaukee to two, and with the Cardinals‘ loss to the Pirates Sunday, St. Louis’ elimination number for the division title is also two.

Quintana threw a complete-game shutout, the first for a Cub since Kyle Hendricks shut out the Marlins August 1, 2016. It was (of course) his longest outing as a Cub (and longest overall since May 2). He allowed just three singles and a walk and struck out 10. In fact, Quintana became the second Cubs starting pitcher to even throw in the ninth inning this year. Jon Lester threw a complete-game win (allowing one run) …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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