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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Nationals 4 – June 29, 2017

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Jon Lester was excellent today, but the Cubs’ bats couldn’t really get much cooking against Joe Ross. You’ve heard this story before.


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The only ding on Lester was a first inning run, which came after the Cubs had scored in the top of the first. This, too, you’ve heard before.

The Cubs did take a 7th inning lead on Jeimer Candelario’s first career homer, immediately before Carl Edwards Jr. gave up a walk and a dinger to surrender the lead in the same inning. Yes. You know that one well, too.

Pedro Strop came in, and couldn’t quite stop the bleed. Familiar? Yup.

… but then something else happened.

With two outs in the 9th inning, down two runs to one of the best teams in baseball, the Cubs … came back. Missing what seems like half of their roster, the Cubs – Javy Baez, Tommy La Stella, and Jon Jay, specifically – strung together consecutive hits to give the Cubs the lead.


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What just happened?

The Cubs just pulled off a VERY big win.

Full box score.


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Brett Taylor

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