The offense produced behind John Lackey, who put forth one of his best performances this year as the Cubs beat the Pirates for a rare road series win.
The Cubs got off to a quick start today, scoring after seeing only three pitches from Pirates starter Jameson Taillon. Anthony Rizzo led the game off with a double, Ian Happ sacrificed, and Willson Contreras hit a double that sounded like it was long gone off the bat.
They loaded the bases in the 3rd and Contreras hit another double to drive in two more runs. Javy Baez led off the 4th with a double and Jon Jay drove him in on a single. The Cubs added on when Jay led off the 7th inning with a single and Anthony Rizzo promptly drove him in on a two-run bomb to right center, the 150th of his career.
Ian Happ hit his first major league home run as a right-handed hitter in the top of the 9th, a Sammy Sosa Special that meant nothing outside of the stats. I was wondering how long it would take Happ to do that because he’s shown tons of power from the left side.
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Source:: Cubs Insider