Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Pirates 6 - September 26th, 2018

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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 7, Pirates 6 – September 26th, 2018

Chicago Cubs

Ian Happ – Mike Freeman – Terrance Gore – Victor Caratini – Albert Almora … Just like the Cubs drew it up!

BREATHE, my friends. It was not pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but the Chicago Cubs came through with a win on a night they needed it DESPERATELY. We’ll get into the standings and postseason picture tomorrow, but because the Brewers won, the Cubs were briefly on the edge of losing their hold on first place. As it stands, they maintain their 0.5-game lead and drop their magic number down to 4.

In the meantime, they clinched a postseason spot with the Cardinals loss, but, again, we’ll talk about that tomorrow. Right now, I just wanna celebrate the win.

Indeed, after blowing a 6-1 lead and sending the game into extras, Ian Happ got things started with a walk in the 10th before being replaced by professional runner Terrance Gore. After Mike Freeman bunted him over (for some reason (instead of letting Gore steal)), Gore advanced to third on Victor Caratini’s groundout. And then, down to his final strike, Albert Almora delivered the game winning hit (more on that right here).

To say that was a relieving win would be the biggest understatement of the year. Let’s go Cubs. #StillInFirstPlace. #ImGoingToHaveAHeartAttack

P.S. How happy do you think that fan is right now?
P.P.S. My shoes are magic.


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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami