It was a fun, albeit multi-time-rain-interrupted, day at the old ballpark today, as the Cubs got out to an early lead in the most enjoyable way possible: dingers. Kris Bryant hit a moonshot, Jorge Soler hit the Cubs’ longest blast of the year, and David Ross had a three-run homer that hit the new Nuveen sign.

That was enough for the Cubs, who got an excellent pitching performance from Jon Lester – the only runs he gave up (1) came following multiple errors, and (2) came after he’d departed the game.

The rain forced the Cubs to use a bunch of relievers for varying lengths (Pedro Strop, for example, threw exactly one pitch), which is a little annoying.



In any case, it’s the Cubs’ third win in a row, and this was great:

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Full box score.




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