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Cubs 4, Brewers 2

In Postgame by berselius108 Comments

OSS: Cubs take two of three on the road against their biggest playoff competition, and now lead by four games in the loss column. Three up: Ths Cubs scored their first two runs on a two-out rally in the sixth, keyed by a Willson Contreras infield single. As I was listening to it I was thinking that it felt like …

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Cubs 2, Brewers 1 (11 innings)

In Postgame by berselius56 Comments

OSS: Jason Heyward launches the game-winner in extras Three up: J-Hey hit a solo shot off of Jared Hughes in the 11th to put the Cubs ahead for good. He's had a pretty good series, hitting a homer in this game and robbing noted crybaby Ryan Braun of another in the first game. I wouldn't necessarily say Kyle Hendricks looked …

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Cubs 6, Sox 3

In Postgame by berselius186 Comments

OSS: Kyle Schwarber had a big day. Three up: …ôrber had eleven total bases on the day, courtesy of two home runs and a triple that just missed going over the fence. Aside from the fact that he was crushing it in general, it was great to see that two of those shots were to left field. He had been …

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Cubs 8, Sox 3

In Postgame by berselius88 Comments

OSS: Cubs bats get over their bizarre Big Game James issues, Arrieta has a solid performance, and the Cubs are back in first place. Three up: Jake looked pretty good tonight, and his final line was 6.2 IP, 2 H, 2R, 2 BB, 5 K. Obviously Jay Carrieta isn't walking through that door anymore, but this was a solid start. …

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Cubs 7, White Sox 2

In Postgame by JonKneeV60 Comments

OSS: A most incredibly frustrating 5 run win. Three up: Willson Contreras might be the best player on this team. He hit another homer, his 7th of July which brought his OPS up to .835. Combining his offense, defense, and rookie contract, I don't think there's a more valuable catcher in the game. Ben Zobrist is trying to find himself out of …

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Cubs 3, Cardinals 2

In Postgame by berselius121 Comments

OSS: An excellent pitchers' duel turns into a wild finish. Three up: Jon Lester was fantastic today, taking a perfect game into the sixth until Wainwright poked a single through the left side to break it up. He continued to cruise until he ran out of steam in the eighth, giving up back to back solo shots to Grichuk and …

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Cubs 4, Braves 3 (7.17.17)

In Postgame by berselius185 Comments

OSS: Cubs manage not to ruin a great start by Jon Lester. Three up: Lester was great tonight, which is especially nice to see after the play about pieces of feces that was his last start before the break. Lester gave up just three hits with one walk and six strikeouts in seven innings, and was cruising along well enough …

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Cubs 9, O’s 8 (7.14.17)

In Postgame by berselius177 Comments

OSS: Cubs blow an eight run lead, somehow win anyway Three up: Addison Muscle hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth to put the Cubs over the top in this strange game. Russell led the Cubs in WPA on the day, largely due to that shot. It was one of five on the day by Cubs hitters, …

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Cubs 7, Pirates 1 (6.18.17)

In Postgame by berselius281 Comments

OSS: Cubs win a road series for the first time since April Three up: Anthony Rizzo continues to thrive in the leadoff spot, launching yet another home run. He had three hits total and scored three runs. He was knocked in by Willson Contreras in his other non-HR runs, who was the spark that got the Cubs moving today. Lackey …

Cubs 3, Marlins 1 (6.5.17)

In Postgame by berselius46 Comments

OSS: Cubs blast two homers with the wind blowing in to extend winning streak to four games and  get back to a tie for first place. Three up: The biggest hit of the game was Kris Bryant's two run homer in the first inning, which plated Zobrist. Zobrist himself just missed hitting one out to lead off the game for …