The Cubs were going for the series win against the Minnesota Twins Saturday at an unbearably hot Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon. Runs came in bunches with the wind howling out, with the teams combining for 23 tallies. The Cubs had almost that many hits (20), and they ended up on top when the smoke cleared from their perpetual loop around the bases.
Given all the offense in this one, some rallies in this recap have been formatted to fit your screen. Tyler Chatwood, who was making his first start back from paternity leave, loaded the bases with two down in the 2nd. Joe Mauer stayed hot, doubling home all three runners to give the Twins a 3-0 lead for the second day in a row.
The Cubs rallied back with small ball in the 3rd inning, as bases-loaded singles from Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist scored three to tie it. Albert Almora Jr. had a triple robbed by center fielder Jake Cave in the 4th, but got a sac fly to drive in David Bote and give Chicago the 4-3 lead.
Chatwood had a two-out meltdown in the 5th inning that began, as usual, with a walk. Eddie Rosario blasted a long two-run …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider