Anthony Rizzo ripped his 30th homer on the year, which is really incredible and fantastic if you step back and think about it. He later left the game with lower back tightness, but it’s being termed a precautionary thing.

Arismendy Alcantara also homered, flashing those quick, strong wrists, and Starlin Castro had a couple hits in his return to the lineup. On the down side, Javier Baez struggled, to say the least, posting another Golden Sombrero.


The pitching, though, was absolutely dominant.

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