Saturday, June 12, 2021


Hey hey! The first place Cubs beat the Cards 8-5 at Wrigley on Friday behind five scoreless relief innings from the bullpen and homers from Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras, & Joc Pederson.

It was Tony's homer -- on the 14th pitch of an at-bat against Daniel Ponce de Leon that had the crowd really rocking -- that tied the game at 5-5. From there, all it took was Bill Murray leading the stretch and tossing out an emphatic "LET'S GET SOME RUNS!" for Pederson (3-for 4, 3 RBI) to break the tie with a two-run double in the 7th.

Contreras's 8th inning blast provided an insurance run while the Cubs' bullpen continued its dominance: 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 6 K. Tommy Nance (of the 0.00 ERA) tossed two scoreless, hitless innings and Craig Kimbrel (0.69 ERA) picked up his 16th save of the season.

The series continues Saturday at the Friendly Confines. 63 games down, 99 to go.

Go Cubs go!

Photo Credit:  Chicago Cubs

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