4. Cubs score a 36 runs against the Reds
The first two games in August were held at Wrigley Field against the Cincinnati Reds, who were vying hard for the division lead at the time. But the Cubs took 3 out of 4 games against the Reds in that series, including a pair of absolute beat-downs that saw the Cubs put 20 and 16 runs on the board in back-to-back games. This was a record-breaking 36-run onslaught that was the best two-game stretch by the franchise since 1897.
The most encouraging part of these wins was the fact that the entire lineup contributed from top to bottom. Those games featured three home runs from shortstop Dansby Swanson, two from left fielder Ian Happ, and one each from Christopher Morel, Miguel Amaya, Mike Tauchman, Patrick Wisdom, Cody Bellinger Nico Hoerner, and Seiya Suzuki.
With 37 hits in two days, the Cubs sent the Reds into a tailspin for the next month as they dropped five of their next eight series. Although they are still hanging on in the Wild Card race, the Reds hopes of winning the division have looked bleak since their pummeling at Wrigley Field.