RECAP — Cubs 8, Giants 3

The Cubs won the series over San Francisco on Sunday with an 8-3 win at Wrigley. Javy Baez homered again and became the fastest Cub to 40 RBI since 2005 as the Cubs start a new win streak.

Standout Performers

Javy Baez: 2 for 5, HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Albert Almora: 3 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI
Anthony Rizzo: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Kris Bryant: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB

How it Happened

After falling behind 3-0 early in the first, the Cubs never looked back as the offense dominated. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo recorded back-to-back RBI hits in the first to get things going, already cutting the Giants lead down to one run. Then after two outs, Addison Russell hit an RBI single in the infield that scored Rizzo tying the game up 3-3 already getting Tyler Chatwood off the hook. Not much would happen until the fourth inning where they broke things open with Javy Baez. After a walk and a double, Baez stepped up to the plate and blasted a ball into the right-field bleachers for a three-run homer that put the Cubs up 6-3.

Then in the fifth inning, the Cubs added two more runs with an RBI single and an RBI double from Tommy La Stella and Albert Almora that put them up 8-3 ensuring the win. The bullpen was strong with 6 1/3 innings of three-hit baseball as the Cubs went on to win 8-3.

One Great Moment

Javy Baez became the fourth player in baseball to reach 40 RBI this season and homered for the 13th time this year. While his defense has taken a minimal hit, Baez’s offense has been incredible. His home run tonight was a thing of beauty and is “One Great Moment” worthy.

Standings Check

The Cubs improve to 27-22 this season and sit in 3rd place in the NL Central.

Up Next

Mike Montgomery is the scheduled starter on Memorial Day in the series opener against Pittsburgh at 12:35 PM CT on ABC 7 and 670 The Score.

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