The Cubs bats helped win this one for Jon Lester early on with explosive offensive numbers in the first.
Author: Nick Hudson
The Cubs started the second half of the season on a positive note today at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs fought to get back into the game late, but ultimately fell to the White Sox in the last game of the Crosstown Classic.
The Cubs took care of business on the South side with a little help from a few inopportune walks courtesy of Sox pither Lucas Giolito.
The Cubs offense was as hot as a Fourth of July sparkler on Thursday! They were aggressive, putting up 11 runs on the board on 15 hits.
A should-be catch, that right fielder Wilson Contreras (yes, you read that correctly) was inches away from making a play on, arguably costs the Cubs a win in this one.
The Pirates had a high-scoring first inning and never looked back, scoring 18 runs on 23 hits making this a nightmare game for Cubs fans to watch.
The Braves took an early and commanding lead to give them the win in last night’s contest. Recap The Atlanta Braves showed that they mean business when they acquired left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel in free agency. Keuchel made his second start in a Braves uniform under the lights at the friendly confines on Wednesday night.
The Cubs had a late lead but couldn’t hold on against the Braves.
The Cubs opened up their series against the Braves with some drama and fireworks.