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

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

Chicago Cubs

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

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.

What just happened?

The Cubs just pulled off a VERY big win.

Full box score.

Author: Brett Taylor

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