It was right-hander Trevor Cahill's scoreless three frames and some change that was huge for "Maddon Ball" in this one relieving one Travis Wood. The day though belonged to the Cubbies 31 Uber Driver and the Senior Circuit's #1 Donut-Runner (Rookie) in Sin City Nevada Native Kris Bryant.
K.B. 17 started things in the 1st with an RBI double scoring Jorge Soler and then scored on a Starlin Castro RBI single as Castor stays on the grill with the Kingsford Edge Match Light under him as it was 2-0 Cubbies after one.
In the 2nd Redbirds second baseman Kolten Wong goes sac-fly to score Redbirds LF Stephen Poscotty making It 2-1 Cubbies. In the 5th it was both Soler and Bryant again on Wacha going "Back 2 Back" Jacks for a Cubbies 4-1 lead and the Suds and high-fives were flowing at the "Friendly Confines". Cubbies Tommy LaStella added to the lead with an RBI single in the 6th and it was 5-1 Cubbies and that run little did we know then proved to be the winner.
Chicago then turned to the Pen and everything was going smooth until the 9th. Chicago reliever Zac Roscupp gave up a two-run HR to Matt Carpenter cutting the Cubbies lead to 5-3. Then "Yaddy" Molina goes sac-fly for a 5-4 Cubbies lead off Pedro Strop. Strop finally gets the last out a force out and here comes the North Siders moving to 87-61. The Redbirds fall to 92-56 and their lead is five games over Chicago.
The Pittsburgh Pirates lost last night as "Maddon Ball" is gaining ground on both and could it be Christmas early near Addison Clark and Waveland and Sheffield...just sayin'!