Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Nationals 4 - September 6, 2018

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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Nationals 4 – September 6, 2018

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It is 2018, the Chicago Cubs are a team with the best record in the National League, and it’s David Bote and Taylor Davis coming through with the big hits in the 10th inning to give them the win. Just like you would have drawn it up a couple years ago, right?

That was a lot of fun, as the Cubs and Nationals traded small leads before the Cubs ultimately tied things up twice thanks to run-scoring outs (productive outs and such!), and then carried that tie on into the 10th, where Bote and Davis won it.

Kyle Hendricks committed only one grievous sin tonight – a terrible, terrible meatball to Mark Reynolds – and yet the Nationals scored four runs in the five innings he was on the mound. All in all, I think he continued his nice streak of starts, and is fully in form for late-season baseball.

Big shouts to Justin Wilson for coming into a mess with the game on the line in the 8th inning and getting a strikeout and a fly out to get out of it. Dude has been really good for a long time at this point.

Also, love for Pedro Strop and Jesse Chavez, who were fantastic in the 9th and 10th to finish things off. But I gotta hand it to this guy …

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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.