Addison Russell, nacho man.
Addison Russell bringing a new plate of nachos to a Cardinals fan was the comic relief in this win, which brought the Cubs to a season-high 20 games over .500 at 88-68. They led the N.L. Central by six games and their magic number dropped to one as they clinched a tie for the division title.
Addison Russell smashed a three-run double in the first inning, beginning a 10-2 rout of the Cardinals that put the Cubs one win away from their second straight N.L. Central title, and all you want is for me to talk about nachos.
With the Cubs leading 5-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Jedd Gyorko fouled a ball off down the left-field line. Russell went after it, and…
Addison Russell goes in the stands and comes up with nachos. pic.twitter.com/7uCvNgtRYm
— Kevin Marchina (@kg_holler) September 26, 2017
Nachos all over the place (and cheese all over Russell’s right arm), and the Cardinals grounds crew just swept them under the stands and left them there for the rest of the game. The nachos were quickly replaced by the Cardinals stadium staff: