5 biggest Chicago Cubs moments from the month of August

The Chicago Cubs just turned in a successful month of August with an 18-9 record. There were several big moments, including a walk-off, an MLB debut, and a historic 36-run onslaught.
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1. Christopher Morel's walk off against the White Sox

The Cubs were not looking good two weeks ago after dropping the last game of the series in Toronto, where they fell to the Blue Jays 4-11. The very next game was the first of two matches at Wrigley Field against the White Sox, which the Cubs also lost 3-5. Game 2 saw the Cubs offense put up another lackluster 1 run effort against a bad White Sox team with Mike Clevinger tossing seven shut-out innings. That is until the 9th inning, where Cody Bellinger slapped a double and Dansby Swanson reached on a walk. This set the stage for Christopher Morel to launch a walk-off three-run homer.

This home run was reminiscent of David Bote's grand slam against the Nationals in 2018 and Javier Baez's Mother's Day dinger in 2016. The Cubs were about to drop three in a row and split the season series against a truly embarrassing White Sox team. But Morel saved the day with an impressive opposite-field home run that sent the vibes at Wrigley Field to a season-high. With a single swing of the bat, Morel seemingly signaled that the Chicago Cubs are the real deal again and Wrigley Field has been having near-sell-out crowds ever since.

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