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Cubs 14, Twins 9: Single after single after single…

A parade of Cubs hitters got a lot of hits and they won their second straight from the Twins.

The Cubs defeated the Twins 14-9 on yet another hot, windy Wrigley afternoon, their third straight double-digit scoring game, and thus the complaint department is going to be closed and locked shut.

Well… not entirely, but I’m going to try to keep that to a minimum. First, the three straight double-digit games for the Cubs hasn’t happened in a while:

#Cubs: first time scoring 10+ runs in 3 straight games since April 15-17, 2003.

13 games this season with 10+ runs leads the Majors

— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 30, 2018

This game, though, didn’t start out that way. Joe Mauer, who appears to just love hitting at Wrigley Field, smacked a bases-clearing double in the second inning to give the Twins a 3-0 lead. That might not have happened if Addison Russell, Javier Baez and Albert Almora Jr. — usually fine fielders all — didn’t get their signals crossed on a popup behind second base by Jake Cave. It dropped for a hit; if that ball is caught, no runs score at all in the inning.

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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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