The Cubs Have Their Largest Division Lead in Three Weeks – Thanks, Other Teams!

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The Cubs Have Their Largest Division Lead in Three Weeks – Thanks, Other Teams!

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The NL Central is like that book, “Everybody Poops,” except it’s “Everybody Loses.” Because that’s what happened to kick off the second half yesterday, with the exception of the Cubs!

The Pirates, of course, lost to the Cubs at Wrigley Field, the Cardinals lost at home to the Diamondbacks, the Reds lost late out in Colorado, and the Brewers lost at home to the Giants.

The Brewers loss was an especially wild one, with Josh Hader giving up TWO home runs late, the Brewers blowing a lead, the Giants blowing a lead (Will Smith … ), and then the Giants winning it in 10 innings thanks to a freaking grand slam:

Thanks, Buster!

With that Giants win and the Cubs’ win earlier in the day, their NL Central lead is now the largest it’s been in three weeks. A whopping 1.5 games:

What, are you gonna complain? Take what you can get!

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


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.