Jon Lester held the weakened Brewers down, and Addison Russell provided the only offense the Cubs needed.
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The Cubs had issues in all facets of the game – best to just get it out of your system in one night.
Another great game all around. Travis Wood was great. The bullpen was great. The offense was great. Great!
Jason Hammel just cut the Pirates down.
Jake Arrieta got the job done through six innings, and the best part of the Cubs’ bullpen did the rest.
The bullpen got the job done tonight, that’s for sure.
Early lead … fizzled. The bullpen troubles pop up again.
The Cubs probably played a little better than the Pirates overall tonight, but that doesn’t mean they won the game. Because baseball.
They just keep coming back, baby.
Great win all around for the Cubs, who were doing work with the bats, and Jake Arrieta was dominate.
Disappointments all around in this one. Well, except for one guy.
Oh no. Hooray! Oh no. HOORAY! Today’s game, pretty much.
Boy, that went from extreme fun to extreme frustrating in the speed of a couple well-placed fastballs.
Travis Wood was dominant, and the Cubs take the series from the Reds.
One three-run inning dooms the Cubs, who once again very nearly came back.
Another absolutely incredible win. So much awesome tonight, especially Jorge Soler.
What an unbelievable turn around. One strike left.
There’s the Cubs’ offense. Right there.