Jason Hammel still seeking out his 8th win of the season will have to take on the best in the AL West, the Texas Rangers and back from the disabled list, Yu Darvish.
Hammel would make it a quick 1st inning but goes into the 2cd giving up a single to Ryan Rua. With two outs Elvis Andrus would send a routine ground ball to Addison Russell who’s throw pulls Rizzo off of first, Rua never stops, Rizzo’s throw home is out of reach for Montero but bounces back to him, Miguel’s throw to second is perfect getting Andrus out at 2cd to end the inning.
That would be the only run Hammel gives up through 6 innings. He would only give up one more hit, walks one and strikes seven for a quality start.
Yu would have batter luck through the first two innings but give up a leadoff walk to Montero and a one out single to Tommy LaStella. With two men on and two outs, Rizzo would send a line drive to right scoring both runners. Yu would only make it 4 and 1/3 innings but he’d strike out 9 Cubs while walking four.
Shawn Tolleson would replace Yu to finish the 5th but it would be in the bottom of the 6th with two outs and two men on, he’d give up a single to Matt Szczur scoring Jason Heyward putting the Cubs up 3-1. That would be all the Cubs need to fly the W in Wrigleyville.
Hammel would get the win as Adam Warren and Travis Wood score the hold with Hector Rondon scoring his 15th save of the season. Two down, one more for the sweep.
Go Cubs Go!
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