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Chicago Cubs: Top 5 moments from the regular season

Aug 29, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero (47) celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single during the thirteenth inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 29, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero (47) celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk off single during the thirteenth inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) celebrates after his game winning RBI single against the San Francisco Giants in the thirteenth inning of their game at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) celebrates after his game winning RBI single against the San Francisco Giants in the thirteenth inning of their game at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 5: September 4, 2016 — Jason Heyward‘s three RBI, walk-off vs Giants

In 2014, it was the year of the rookie for this Chicago Cubs team. Just a year later, walk-offs seemed to be the headline of their 97 win season. Not to mention a trip to the NLCS after defeating Jason Heyward’s St. Louis Cardinals.

Just a few months following his elimination from the postseason, Heyward agreed to a massive eight-year deal with the Cubs. He began his career with the Atlanta Braves and hit his first career homer off Carlos Zambrano.

Fast forward a few years later and now he’s representing this organization. Possibly for the remainder of his career.

Admittedly, Cubs fans have been harsh towards Heyward throughout the season. All because he struggled in the batter’s box from time-to-time but we didn’t necessarily sign him for his bat. Heyward is more of a defensive cornerstone to add to Chicago’s list of potential Gold Glove winners.

Consider him the anchor of this defense. However, September 4th was different. Heyward accounted for all three Cubs runs. Jason finished 3-for-6 with base knocks in the fourth, ninth, and 12th innings.

Great day for Jason who deserved the offensive spotlight.

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