Cubs History: Looking back at top five Cubs moments in 2020

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Chicago Cubs: The obvious number one choice goes out to a historical performance by Alec Mills.

A lot of fans on the afternoon of Sunday, September 13th, we’re probably just casually following the game against the Brewers in Milwaukee as they were more focused on the epic comeback win for the Bears in Detroit. Cubs were up double-digits and were in the makings of an incredibly easy win.

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The Bears game ended with just a few innings to go in the game. To the surprise of many who flipped over to the Cubs, Alec Mills had not given up a hit yet. It was 10-0 going into the bottom of the seventh and Mills was nine outs away from history. Suddenly this blowout was getting a bit more interesting to people who were not paying close attention while the Bears were playing.

Brewers got a walk but no hits in the seventh, then went real quietly in the eighth on two popouts and a groundout—three more outs to get. They added two more runs to make it 12-0 before Mills took the mound in the bottom of the ninth. The first batter popped out, followed by the second batter striking out swinging.

When Jace Peterson hit a routine grounder up the middle right to where Javier Baez was standing, and history was made, who gloved it and threw to Anthony Rizzo for the 27th out. Alec Mills, the college walk-on and fifth starter with only a handful of starts in the majors with a no-hitter. No runs, no hits, three walks, five strikeouts on 114 pitches—16th no-hitter in franchise history and the second in baseball in 2020. Ironically the only two no-hitters thrown in 2020 were by Chicago pitchers (Mills and Lucas Giolito for the Sox).

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Those are my top-five moments in 2020. Some honorable mentions include: Yu Darvish shutting down White Sox to avoid the sweep, Javier Baez walks off Indians, outfielders all homering against Reds and Cubs sweep Indians in Cleveland.