Thanks to a dominant start from Jake Arrieta and a explosive offensive performance, the Chicago Cubs made it five-straight wins on Tuesday.
The Chicago Cubs are back. Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh, allowing just a pair of hits, Anthony Rizzo drove in four and Jason Heyward added a trio of knocks in a blowout win over the Miami Marlins.
A four-run fifth and a six-run seventh overpowered Miami and helped the Cubs keep pace with the victorious Milwaukee Brewers atop the National League Central. All-around, it was a dominant performance for the reigning World Series champions.
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Prior to the game, we looked at some Chicago ballplayers nearing career milestones. Most notably, ace Jon Lester will likely notch 2,000 strikeouts in the coming weeks – and 200 wins during his Cubs’ career.
Over the weekend, Chicago, of course, swept St. Louis in a three-game set at Wrigley Field. One of the biggest reasons why? A dominant weekend from the bullpen, which led the charge all three games – and even into Monday’s win over Miami.
Questions continue to surround shortstop Addison Russell. The infielder, who batted ninth on Tuesday, continued to struggle at the plate. Recently, Joe Maddon weighed in on this matter, referring to his infielder’s approach at the dish.
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