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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 17, Phillies 2 – August 26, 2017

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All the runs. Does this mean the Cubs will score only a run or two tomorrow?


I kid. I kid. Probably.

That couldn’t have gone much better, especially after Rhys Hoskins homered AGAIN in the first inning, putting the Cubs in an early 2-0 hole.

Kyle Hendricks was fantastic tonight, commanding his pitches near perfectly, and getting fantastic movement on his two-seamer. Sure, the Phillies’ lineup is not especially strong right now, but seven innings with the only damage coming on a homer (on a changeup out of the strike zone low) by a guy who has hit 10 in his last 17 games? Dude. Great game.

And that’s not even considering the fact that he singled and doubled, scoring a run and driving in another couple … IN THE SAME INNING. Last time that happened was 2003 by Carlos Zambrano, for the record.

The Cubs got TWO two-home-run games in this one, from Anthony Rizzo (sure) and Tommy La Stella (huh?). Kris Bryant and Ben Zobrist also homered, and Alex Avila missed a grand slam by about one foot (settling instead for a double).


It was a total blowout in every sense, as the Cubs rebounded from a couple bad losses and turned in their 69th win of the season.

Full box score.


Brett Taylor

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