Cubs Record: 89-48 (1st in NL Central; 17 games ahead of STL; magic number is 10)
W: Kyle Hendricks (6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K)
L: Zach Davies (6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K)
MVP: The lefties in the lineup
Kyle Hendricks pitched well today and the Cubs’ bats came alive in the 7th to reduce their magic number to 10. The lefties in the lineup drove in and scored 4 runs (one of the runs scored due to an error, so Tommy La Stella wasn’t credited with an RBI).
The lefties also collected 5 of the Cubs’ 10 hits in the game, with Anthony Rizzo finishing as the only on without a hit. Rizzo did reach base on a hit by pitch in the 1st inning, though. Officially, Jason Heyward didn’t have a hit, either but he batted a ball in play that should be called scored as such.
This game was close until the 8th inning started and the Cubs’ bats exploded for 4 runs. Jake Buchanan made his debut for the Cubs in the bottom of the 9th, immediately giving up a solo shot to Ryan Braun. The newcomer didn’t give up any hits after …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider