Alex Avila was the hero.
The Cubs broke a three-game losing streak with this win, which brought their record to 76-63. They led the N.L. Central by four games and their magic number to clinch the division title was 20.
For the second time in three weeks, Avila had a game-winning hit in the last inning of play. On August 20, it was an extra-inning walkoff single against the Blue Jays. This time, it was a ninth-inning triple that scored the only run in a 1-0 Cubs win over the Pirates:
RBI triple for Alex Avila in the 9th to take the lead. pic.twitter.com/dSezoan1ns
— Kevin Marchina (@kg_holler) September 7, 2017
This was the Cubs’ second 1-0 win of 2017. The other one was also against the Pirates. In PNC Park on April 25. Also with Gerrit Cole as the opposing pitcher. Not that I feel sorry for Cole, not one bit.
Cole began the evening by getting upset with plate umpire Paul Nauert. Nauert replied with a game thread word I think all of …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue