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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Blue Jays 5 – August 20, 2017

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WOW. That was unbelievable.

After the Cubs blew a bunch of scoring opportunities in partially self-inflicted ways, and then gave up two runs in completely self-inflicted ways in the 10th inning, you can’t say there was any part of you that expected the Cubs to win.


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And you DEFINITELY can’t say you expected two of the Cubs’ three runs to score in the 10th inning by runners who’d reached base on a strikeout!

I was driving for most of this game, so I’ll have to reserve specific commentary for tomorrow after I’ve had a chance to dig in, but it seems Kyle Hendricks had another effective outing, and the bullpen featured another (daily) implosion.

Offensively, the Cubs got a three-run double from Albert Almora in the third inning, but that was it until the 10th, when the Cubs went strikeout, single, groundout, strikeout, HBP, single … and that somehow equated three runs!


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The winning slide was a thing of beauty:

CUBS 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.