A trio of home runs helped the Chicago Cubs even a weekend series against the Red Sox; playing out of a hole has been an issue in the season’s first month.
Yet again, John Lackey gutted his way through six innings for the Chicago Cubs. To call them anything besides eventful would be an understatement as he allowed three early runs. This trend has dominated Cubs starters for much of the season’s first month.
But, on Saturday, the Chicago offense picked up the slack – delivering the team a 7-4 win behind a trio of home runs.
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First, it was Anthony Rizzo who delivered a pitch into the right-field seats at Fenway. Later, Miguel Montero came through with a game-tying solo blast, continuing his recent torrid hitting. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Ben Zobrist hit a solo homer of his own late to seal the deal.
After the game, Theo Epstein, Eddie Vedder and a mix of Cubs and Red Sox players took part in an event in Boston after the game. The two franchises came together in hopes of raising money for charity with the Hot Stove Cool Music benefit performance and – of course – it was a hit.
"“It’s great to see these two teams come together,” Vedder told MLB.com. “It’s nice to see everyone getting along for the greater good. I hope everyone follows their lead.”"
Here’s more from around the baseball world:
‘Cubs playing out of hole too often so far’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Nationals lose Adam Eaton for entire season’ – Call to the Pen
‘Cubs’ offense comes through in win’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Yankees are back baseball – so get used to it’ – Yanks Go Yard
Chicago and Boston conclude their three-game weekend series Sunday night at Fenway Park.
First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. CT, can be seen on ESPN and heard on WSCR 670 AM.