The first place Cubs face the Mariners at Wrigley Sunday night in the rubber game of the series.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Thursday, July 28, 2016
It took a trip to the Northside to finally take down the White Sox, but boy did the guys in blue do it in style! The Cubs took the first of two home games with a score of 8 to 1.
Hammel held the Sox to five hits with only one run and struck out seven. The bullpen did the rest with Rondon pitching a solid 8th and Chapman pitching lights out baseball in the 9th.
On the other side of the plate, the Cubs bats came alive. Baez, Russel, and Bryant all hit home runs. Bryant's tied his rookie year home run total of 26. (Something tells us he will have a new high this season). In total, six batters had hits and four of them had RBIs. Russel took the RBI crown with a GRAND SLAM in the eighth to finish off the Southsiders.
The Cubs will have one more game with the Sox before welcoming Seattle to town for a weekend series.
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Monday, July 25, 2016
Team W L PCT GB
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Team W L PCT GB
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Friday, July 22, 2016
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Monday, July 18, 2016
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Cubs drop the series finale to the Rangers on Sunday, 4-1, but still take two out of three from the AL's second-best team.
The Cards also lost Sunday, dropping the CMN to 64.
The first-place Cubs host the Mets for a three-game series starting Monday.
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Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Cubs took the series against the AL's best Texas Rangers with a score of 3 to 1. Jason Hammel came out on top of a pitchers duel where Darvish of the Rangers struck out 9 and Hammel struck out 7. After six innings, the bullpen kept up the good work allowing no hits, striking out 2, and only allowing one walk.
The Cubs' biggest issue for the past month has been pitching, so the past two days are a very good sign for Chicago as they drive towards October.
Look for brooms tomorrow as the Cubs look to sweep the Rangers before welcoming the Mets back to Chicago.
updated at 10:54 PM Posted by Mac
After a rough close to the first half of the season, the Cubs used their bats to silence doubters in the first game of the second half. The Cubs scored six runs on seven hits against the Rangers who were held to zero by Hendricks and the bullpen.
The fireworks happened in the sixth inning when the Cubs sent ten Cubs to the plate and scored five runs. The solid inning of baseball was what the Cubs hitters needed to show that they could still make the opposing teams pay for mistakes.
The Cardinals helped out the Northsiders by losing to the Marlins later in the evening - bringing the magic number down to 66. The Cubs will finish out the weekend with the Rangers before welcoming the Mets to Chicago.
updated at 2:03 AM Posted by Mac