Chicago Cubs News: Schwarber homers twice as Cubs beat the Sox

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 27: Kyle Schwarber
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 27: Kyle Schwarber /

The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber homered twice and Jon Lester allowed just two runs over seven innings as they beat the Chicago White Sox. The win brought the Crosstown Cup back to Wrigley Field for the first time since 2014.

The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs and added a triple, while Jon Lester was once again outstanding in his start. Lester allowed just two runs over seven innings as the Cubs won for the 10th time in 12 games. Lester allowed just two home runs, very similar to his last start. The victory sends the Cubs into Milwaukee with a game and a half lead over the Brewers and looking to add to it against a team that’s in a freefall.

The Cubs’ Jake Arrieta seems to have flipped a switch over night, going from a scuffling pitcher back to his Cy Young form of 2015. He’s dominated in his five July starts and doesn’t look to be slowing down. His struggles of not going deep into games have rectified itself as well. He’s gone at least 5 2/3 innings in every start in July, allowing three runs or less in each outing.

The Cubs seem to have fallen out of the Sonny Gray sweepstakes, but that doesn’t mean they won;t be affected by who wins it. If by chance the Yankees do get Gray, it’s the fact that the Brewers WON’T have him that will be important. The Brewers have had their eye on Jose Quintana (Cubs) as well as Gray. They’ve bolstered their bullpen, but what if they can’t land a starting pitcher?

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