The Cubs met up with the Giants for the first time this season and found themselves 6-2 winners.
The Cubs wasted no time as they got a tally in the bottom of the first inning. Ben Zobrist and Albert Almora led off the inning with back-to-back singles. They then advanced to second and third after a passed ball by Buster Posey. One out later, Anthony Rizzo singled, bringing Zobrist home and putting the Cubs up 1-0.
The Giants struck back in the top of the 4th inning when Gorkys Hernandez led off the inning with his 5th home run of the year, tying the game at one.
The scoring on both sides was quiet until the Cubs erupted for four runs in the bottom of the 7th. It started after Javier Baez was hit by a pitch, followed by a walk to Ian Happ. Next up was Addison Russell who executed a great sacrifice bunt, advancing runners to 2nd and 3rd. Tommy La Stella walked to load the bases for Ben Zobrist who did not disappoint. He smacked a two-run double scoring Baez and Happ, and putting La Stella on 3rd. After Albert Almora struck out, Kris Bryant lined a two-run single, scoring both La Stella and Zobrist and putting the Cubs up by four. They would go on too add on one more run in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI single by Addison Russell. At the end of 8 innings, the Cubs led 6-1.
The Giants had a little steam left in them as they scored one run in the top of the 9th, making it a 6-2 ball game. That RBI came on a two out single off the bat of Evan Longoria. Brandon Morrow came in and faced one batter, Mac Williamson and struck him out to secure his 11th save.
Cubs played some quality baseball all around today. Kyle Hendricks dominated over seven innings, giving up only one run on two hits, while striking out seven. The Cubs offense finally got him some run support, and the bullpen came in to shut it down as they usually do.
The same two teams will play tomorrow at 6:15 p.m CT on FOX. It’ll be José Quintana against Chris Stratton. Let’s hope the Cubs can string together some wins and gain some ground in the division!
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