Lucky number 7!
The Cubs took the first game against the Houston Astros 2-0. Jon Lester pitched seven shutout innings with seven Ks. Rondon was on fire with three quick outs in the 8th, and Chapman capped it off with a quick three out ninth.
The Northsiders are now the first team to reach 90 wins, and they are an amazing 40 games above .500 in September!
The Cubs have two more games in Houston before a possible clinching series in St. Louis next week. Let's Go!
*Update from September 10*
Tonight was not a very good night for the number, but the Mets did lose to the Braves, so the playoff berth (wild card) number drops to 6.
Playoff Berth Magic Number