One three-run inning dooms the Cubs, who once again very nearly came back.
Enhanced Box Scores
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.
Offensive struggles persist for the Cubs, but it’s oh so early.
Just enough offense, and plenty of Arrieta.
The bullpen was very, very good. The end of the Opening Night superlatives.
A big game for Cubs prospects, including C.J. Edwards, Dan Vogelbach, and especially Jacob Hannemann.
Just because it’s the offseason doesn’t mean there isn’t an occasional box score to enhance.
If the AL Wild Card Game showed how great a one-gamer can be, this one showed the flip side.
One of the most incredible games you’ll see, and one that benefited from the Wild Card format.
The Cubs finish 16 games under .500, but there’s a lot to feel good about.
Woof. Rough night for the offense.
It wasn’t a great first big league start for Eric Jokisch, but the Cubs scored enough runs to make it work.
Jake Arrieta dominates the Cardinals to close out the home slate of games. That’ll do.
Walking off against the Cardinals? You will take that any day of any season.
Bad night for Travis Wood. Bad night for the offense. Bad night for the Cubs.
The Cubs gave up a whole lot of hits this weekend.