The story today was Cubbies LHP and starter Clayton Richard as he went six strong allowing a run on five hits. That run came on a force out in the bottom of the 2nd after the Cubbies scores one in each of the first two frames taking a 2-1 lead after two.
Then in the 4th Richard helped his own cause going RBI double scoring Jorge Soler making it 3-1 Cubbies. In the 5th it was Kris Bryant with an RBI single off of Brew Crew starter Kyle Lohse making it 4-1 Cubbies. Lohse would take the "L" going just 4 1/3 frames giving up all four runs including an Addison Russell solo shot in the 2nd.
The "Piwowarzy" made it real interesting in the 9th scoring two runs on Cubs Captain Save-A-Game Hector Rondon but he finally got the save as he gets Logan Schafer to line-out with then potential tying run at 2nd...Cubs win...Cubs win...Cubs win!
"Maddon Ball" leaves thew Big Keg (with Cup in hand) at 57-47 as they arrived last Thursday at 53-47. The "Piwowarzy" has seen better days as they fall to 44-62...