After a weekend sweep of the Cardinals, the Cubs are streaking heading into their four-game set with the Marlins.
After a gem by Kyle Hendricks Friday afternoon, the Cubs went on to sweep their arch rival (pun intended) St. Louis over the past weekend. The Cubs now sit atop the NL Central for the first time all season.
Saturday’s game was a nail-biter. After falling behind 5-1, Taylor Davis brought the Cubs back to life with a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth.
The game remained tied all the way until the home-half of the eighth inning. Javier “El Mago” Baez struck a ball and sent it deep to the opposite field to give the Cubs the 6-5 lead late.
After his curtain call, the Cubs held on to take the first two games of the series.
The Cubs finished the series with a blowout win. The 13-5 final was really only close until the bottom of the sixth inning. The Cubs held a 3-0 lead before a Yadier Molina two-run double. The Cubs held on to the one-run lead heading into the bottom of the inning when three more Cubs’ runs broke the game open, and they never looked back. The exclamation point of Sunday night’s game came in the bottom of the eighth when Kris Bryant hit a grand slam, which was his fourth home-run this season.
Overall, the weekend was a lovely sign for Cubs fans as the Northsiders are heating up at the right time. The Cubs went from worst-to-first in a span of a month and are now playing up to the roster’s capability. Buckle up Cubs fans, this is going to be a fun ride the rest of the way.
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