The Cubs open the second half of the season with Kyle Hendricks taking on the Texas Rangers 25 year old southpaw Martin Perez. Perez would make it a quick 1st inning but gives up a one out double to Addison Russell in the bottom of the 2cd, he scores on Javier Baez’s two out double.
Perez would hold the Cubs to that one run until the bottom of the 6th when Kris Bryant would lead off with a single and moves to third on Anthony Rizzo’s double. Wilson Contreras would walk to load the bases. Russell would drive in Bryant and Rizzo. On a fielders choice, Jason Heyward drives in Wilson. It wouldn’t stop there as Matt Szczur would drive in Russell and Heyward. It does stop there as the Rangers bring Tony Barnette enters the game to end the inning.
Hendricks would pitch a full 6 innings giving up only 3 hits walking two and striking out three. Carl Edwards, Jr, Travis Wood, Pedro Strop and Justin Grimm take part in the last three innings with only Wood giving up two hits and Edwards striking out two.
Cubs win 6-0 with another afternoon game on Saturday with the Rangers activating Yu Darvish.
Go Cubs Go!
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