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Cubs 2, Dodgers 1: A long day’s journey to a doubleheader split

Albert Almora Jr. walked it off for the Cubs in the nightcap.

Albert Almora Jr. singled in Kris Bryant with the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night, after Bryant had led off the frame with a triple, to give the Cubs a 2-1 win and a split of their split doubleheader with the Dodgers.

Those are “just the facts.” Here’s how this game got down to that extra-inning decision.

Mike Montgomery again had an excellent outing, as he’s done every time out since he joined the starting rotation May 28. Just how excellent?

#Cubs starters with 5+ innings and 1 or fewer runs allowed in first 5 starts of season (1908-present)

Mike Montgomery, 2018

that’s it.

— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 20, 2018

That’s a lot of history and some pretty good pitchers that Montgomery has exceeded. He had one high-wire-act inning, the second, in which he walked the first two hitters and a single by Logan Forsythe loaded the bases. But MiMo struck out the next two and got Chris Taylor to fly to left to end that threat.

The Cubs, meanwhile, couldn’t do much with Rich Hill, who had been on …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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