The 2015 Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks continued their celebration by bringing the cup and a handful of players to Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs took on the Cleveland Indians. While the fans joined in on the excitement, everything died down as the Indians would go on to shutting out the Cubs by the final score of 6-0.
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Manager Joe Maddon had the opportunity to hoist the trophy above his head while being surrounded by players from the championship roster. One day, hopefully, Maddon will be doing the same thing after the Cubs win the World Series.
That may end up taking a little bit of time, but it shouldn’t be too far off considering how talented this team is and the depth they have within the minor league system.
Both went squads hit-less during the first two innings until Cleveland received a huge three-run home run by Carlos Santana off starting pitcher, Jake Arrieta. Arrieta was tagged for four earned runs behind three hits and managed to issue a whopping six walks which played a huge part in the loss Tuesday evening.
Rookie catcher Kyle Schwarber made his debut in the top half of the ninth on a pinch-hit appearance for Miguel Montero but struck out to lead off the inning. He’ll serve as the team’s designated hitter for the remainder of their road trip then report to Triple-A Iowa Sunday evening.
As interleague play continued, the Baltimore Orioles poured it on the struggling Philadelphia Phillies, 19-3 behind eight home runs. Yes, you read that correction – Baltimore’s lineup connected for eight big flies in one game.
How insane is that?
Manny Machado got things going for the home team, launching a solo home run that traveled 412 ft. to left field. Baltimore walked away with six runs in the first inning then plated another three in the second and third innings.
Three of their eight home runs came during the second inning off the bats of Jimmy Paredes, Chris Parmelee, and Machado. David Lough kept the homer train going in the third with a three-run shot to right-center field which made it a 12-0 ballgame in the third inning.
Both Machado and Parmelee each had a pair of big flies while Chris Davis muscled one out to right field in the fourth.
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