Sparked by two-run homers hit by middle infielders Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy, the Chicago Cubs dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks for a convincing win on the road.
Some interesting and entertaining tidbits from last night's win for the North Siders over the D-backs.
Coming just short of pitching a complete game, Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks showed out against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With a pair of home runs, the Cubs' offense excelled, too.
Joe Maddon seldom seems to chastise his players, at least publicly, but he was reportedly furious after Contreras’ show-boating almost led to an out. “Horrible,” Maddon said when asked about Contreras’ bat-flip double.
|9/16||Quintana, Cubs endure frustrating ballgame, come up short to Reds|
|9/16||Commentary: I may be too weak to survive the next two weeks|
|9/16||Baez sits, La Stella scratched from lineup with injury|
|9/15||Baez scores winning run as Cubs eke out victory against Reds|
|9/15||Commentary: Roll with the changes|
|9/14||Happ hits pivotal three-run blast to lift Cubs over Reds|
|9/14||Commentary: Should Maddon have let Strop bat?|
|9/13||Baez delivers in clutch spot as Cubs top Nats in extras|
|9/13||Commentary: What's it going to take?|
|9/13||Commentary: Move along, nothing to see here|
|9/13||Brewers outhit Cubs in rubber match, close gap in divisional race|
|9/11||Cubs shut out Brewers, get back on winning track|
|9/11||Commentary: The writing on the wall|
|9/11||Lester injured as Cubs come up short against Brewers|
|9/10||Commentary: Better check the rear-view|
|9/9||Commentary: Stop messing around already|
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