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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Astros 4 – August 17, 2011

Enhanced Box Scores

How is it that a team can win 11 of 14, taking out a handful of playoff contenders along the way, and then lose two of three to a team that is not only the worst in baseball, but has also traded away its best players?


The team is the 2011 Cubs. That’s how.

The Cubs had a chance to tie or take the lead in the ninth, but a broken bat dribbler by Geovany Soto got Darwin Barney, who was running on contact despite a drawn in infield, taken out at third. The Cubs blew a bases loaded, no out opportunity earlier in the game, too.


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.