Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Holy cow! The Comeback Cubs made their first 2018 appearance at Wrigley on Wednesday night, overcoming an early 3-0 deficit to beat the first-place Bucs 13-5. That's Cub.

Every Cubs starting position player reached base safely, but these fellas stole the show offensively:
  • Albert Almora went 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored.
  • Zo raised his average to .324 by going 2-for-5 with 2 RBI.
  • KB raised his average to .348 with a 3-for-5, 2 RBI night.
  • Ian Happ put the game out of reach with a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the seventh.
  • El Mago blasted a three-run homer to tie the game at 4 in the second; later turned a dropped third strike into a run after advancing to second on a groundout, stealing third, and scoring on a fielder's choice; and capped off the night with his fourth home run in two games!
On the mound, Lester gave up 4 ER in 5 IP, but the Chicago bullpen held the Pirates to one run after that, with Duensing, Strop, and Butler tossing four innings of one-hit ball.

The series wraps up Thursday afternoon at the Friendly Confines. The homestand continues after that with a weekend set against the Braves followed by a three-game series versus the Cards.

Go Cubs go!

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