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Cubs 7, Pirates 1 (6.18.17)

OSS: Cubs win a road series for the first time since April

Three up:

  1. Anthony Rizzo continues to thrive in the leadoff spot, launching yet another home run. He had three hits total and scored three runs.
  2. He was knocked in by Willson Contreras in his other non-HR runs, who was the spark that got the Cubs moving today.
  3. Lackey had what felt like his first non-awful start in a month, allowing one run and five baserunners in six innings. Lackey had given up four or more runs in four of his last six starts. He did continue his streak of coughing up a home run in each of his starts. Strangely enough the last time he kept the opposing team in the park was at Coors Field.

Three down:

  1. The Cubs most negative play of the game was in the only stretch I caught before my flight, an Albert Almora strikeout in the third where the Cubs looked about to really break things open. Taillon had opened the inning with two singles, a walk, and a double and Almora had runners on second and third with one out. I’m a little confused by the WPA calculation here – Heyward lined out to the second baseman …Read the Rest

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