With the return of baseball’s second half, the World Champion Chicago Cubs survived a nail biter in win over Baltimore Friday night.
Powered by four home runs over the first two innings, the Cubs held off the Baltimore Orioles Friday night at Camden Yards. Mike Montgomery wasn’t able to pick up the win as he went just 4 1/3 innings.
On the evening he allowed five hits, four earned runs, struck out two and walked two.
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Schwarber has been a part of back-to-back home run games three times in 2017.
Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was yanked early, lasting just three innings. He allowed all eight runs. All-Star closer Wade Davis remains perfect in saves.
Though the Cubs offense gave Montgomery an early lead, things got a little dicey in the fifth inning. Justin Grimm entered the game with an 8-3 lead but failed to strand runners. He allowed two runs.
Chicago’s bullpen entered action with the second-best ERA in the NL.
Orioles’ catcher and the one-time Cub Welington Castillo put the O’s on the board first with his ninth home run. Chicago’s five home runs tied a season high. This is the Cubs’ first trip to Baltimore since 2003.
First pitch between the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles will be at 6:05 p.m. CT from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.