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Cubs 3, Braves 2: Addison Russell saves the day

That was one heck of a comeback win.

Just when I was getting all ready to write up the recap of another tough loss, Addison Russell had an absolutely terrific at-bat, drove in the tying run with a double and scored the winning run on a single in a two-run Cubs ninth-inning rally that led to a 3-2 win over the Braves in what’s either the first of a three-game series or second of a four-game series, depending on how you want to look at it.

First, look at this:

That is one heck of an at-bat in that situation, down a run, one out in the ninth, tying run in scoring position. He fouled off two really good pitches and then took ball three on a very, very close pitch before sending that fastball into deep center field, scoring Albert Almora Jr. with the tying run:

All tied up. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/qaeelg1Tjy

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 16, 2018

Credit, too, to Almora for his double off Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino.

That hit, though, just tied the game, and Tommy La Stella followed with a groundout. That brought up …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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