Stifled all day, the Cubs’ bats were staring down the barrel of a blanking by the Marlins, on a day when Cubs pitchers had been so good.
And then Willson Contreras did his thing in the bottom of the 8th. In his first game at Wrigley Field after the Trade Deadline. After the emotional farewells. The standing ovation in his return.
He’s still here:
The Cubs closed it out quickly in the 9th, making Contreras’s homer the game-winner. Just perfect.