Dexter Fowler ripped the heart right out of Cubs fans after hitting the game-winning home run on Sunday night, as the Cubs lost in 14 innings 4-3.
Javy Baez: 2 for 6, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Kris Bryant: 1 for 6, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Jon Lester: 1 for 2
Jon Lester: 5 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
How it Happened
The Cubs scored early once again with an RBI sac-fly to center for Anthony Rizzo that was deep enough to score Willson Contreras, giving them a 1-0 lead. Then in the fourth, Kris Bryant crushed his fourth home run on the season to the upper deck that put the Cubs on top 2-1 after St. Louis had scored in the second. Following Bryant came the play that would end up sending this game to 14 innings when the Cardinals knocked in a run via the triple tying it 2-2. It would not be until the fourteenth inning when the Cubs would score again and Javy Baez delivered a huge play. Baez homered to dead center who was the hero at the time giving the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Then with just three outs needed to win, Joe Maddon opted to roll with Luke Farrell who had given up the game-winning homer the day before.
Farrell cruised through the first two batters with two strikeouts and looked to be on his game. After giving up a single where Javy Baez couldn’t make the tough play and threw it away, they had a runner on first with two outs. Then came the one guy the Cubs wouldn’t want to face, Dexter Fowler. Farrell got him to a 1-2 count and then after a few foul balls, hit a ball just over the right-field wall and Jason Heyward’s glove, as the Cubs fell 4-3.
One Great Moment
Going all the way back to the first inning, Willson Contreras taught the Cardinals a baserunning lesson which is always nice to see. Contreras got Harrison Bader trying to steal third base with a beautiful throw and perfect tag by Bryant for the out. He always makes it look easy when throwing out baserunners, on what was actually a hard play to turn and Contreras still managed to catch Bader.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 7, 2018
The Cubs fall to 16-15 this season and fourth place in the NL Central.
Kyle Hendricks aims to get the Cubs out of their funk, in the home series opener against Miami on Monday at 7:05 PM CT.