Saturday, September 14, 2019


Holy cow! The Cubs thrashed the Bucs 17-8 on Friday at Wrigley behind a grand slam from Rizzo and 4 RBI from Nico Hoerner, including his first MLB homer -- in his Wrigley debut.

Rizzo had a 3-for-5 day in the leadoff spot, Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a homer and 3 RBI, Contreras homered and went 3-for-4, Hoerner's 2-for-5 day raised his average to .350, and Almora went 2-for-3.

Brad Wieck struck out the side in the 6th, and Alec Mills held the Pirates to one run over the final three innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Elsewhere in the NL Central, the Cards shut out the Brewers 10-0, creating a bit of separation between the Cubs and Brewers for the second NL Wild Card berth.

The Cubs Magic Number for a Wild Card berth is 15.

147 games down, 15 to go. 


Image Credits:  Chicago Cubs

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