Cubs: 3 oddities from Friday’s series opener against the Cardinals

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There’s always a little bit extra on each matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. A lot of history, plenty of trash talking, great baseball and memorable moments are all at play every time these teams meet.

Heading into Sunday night’s matchup, the Cubs remain a few games behind the Cardinals for the top spot in the NL Central. Neither team has seem to play their best thus far into the season, but the Cubs and Cardinals have been hitting their stride as the season goes on.

Friday night in St. Louis was filled with a great performance from Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks, who has not been himself thus far. Of course, that’s not to mention a 12-run outburst from the bats. Chicago got the job done and inched their way closer to the Cards with a final score of 12-3.

Throughout this contest their were some interesting game-altering details that took place. The final score doesn’t tell the full story, as this game was close until the late innings. In this piece, i’m going to break down some key points in this Cubs victory.