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Cubs 6, Braves 1: Szczing The Moment

Matt Szczur’s grand slam sealed the Cubs’ win over the Braves.

And now you know why the Cubs are 17-5 and riding high above the National League, and why the Braves are 5-18 and perhaps headed for a 2016 of historically bad proportions.

The Cubs broke open a tight game with a five-run eighth and defeated the Braves 6-1, highlighted by Matt Szczur‘s first career grand slam (and Cubs security tracked down the bleacher fan who caught the ball, and I presume it was exchanged for some Cubs swag).

Szczur was only in the game for defensive purposes, having replaced Jorge Soler in left field in the top of the inning, a wise move in a 1-1 tie. He might not even have come to bat in the bottom of the eighth except for an extended Cubs rally that started with a pinch-double by Tommy La Stella. TLS has taken very well to his bench role. He’s now 3-for-5 with a walk this year as a pinch-hitter, and two of the three hits are doubles.

Dexter Fowler tried to sacrifice TLS to third, but Braves pitcher Jim Johnson made a nice play and threw …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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