Cubs beat heat, outlast Twins in hitfest win

The Cubs logged 20 hits to outslug the Twins on a 95-degree day at Wrigley Field. Ben Zobrist drove in three runs and Albert Almora Jr., Javier Baez and Jason Heyward drove in two apiece, including a tie-breaking RBI single by Heyward in the seventh inning. Joe Mauer led Minnesota’s offense with three RBIs, while Eddie Rosario went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and Ehire Adrianza knocked in two with a double. Rosario was one of three Twins players (Bobby Wilson, Max Kepler) to exit due to heat illness. Tyler Chatwood started for the Cubs in place of Yu Darvish, yielding seven runs in five innings, while Adalberto Mejia gave up four runs in four innings in his Twins season debut. Willians Astudillo made his Major League debut when he replaced Rosario and recorded his first hit and RBI on the first pitch he saw. …Read the Rest


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