Cubs 11, Twins 10: That ‘70s show

The Cubs and Twins hit the ball all over the yard Sunday.

If you are too young to have experienced the Cubs in the 1970s, when the team played 20 games at Wrigley Field where both teams scored 10 or more runs, Sunday’s 11-10 Cubs win over the Twins was reminiscent of those days, with the wind howling out and questionable pitching on both sides.

The result was much better than those days, though; the 1970s Cubs went 4-16 in those 20 games. This time, the Cubs hung on in a game they led by eight runs entering the fifth inning and swept the Twins. I mean, seriously, you have to feel a bit sorry for Twins fans. They came in to Wrigley and scored 25 runs in three games… and got swept.

Sorry not sorry.

The Twins scored first off Jon Lester on a solo homer by Jake Cave in the second inning. By the end of that inning, Lester had thrown 49 pitches and was clearly laboring.

Not laboring too much, though, to do this [VIDEO].

That ball: Crushed!

Barrel: Jon Lester (2) [CHC] off Lance Lynn [MIN]: 102.8 mph, 23 degrees (Home Run …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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