Albert Almora. The All-Star delivered in the clutch for the Cubs. Almora hit the walk-off single that scored Kris Bryant from third to give the Cubs a 2-1 win in game two of the doubleheader. It’s not a walk-off grand slam, but it was pretty awesome from Almora.
Albert Almora: 2 for 5, 1 RBI
Kyle Schwarber: 1 for 4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Addison Russell: 2 for 4
Mike Montgomery: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO
How it Happened
Mike Montgomery pitched excellent once again over six innings giving up five hits and an earned run. It was a 0-0 ball game for five innings and a 1-0 Dodgers lead just for one inning. After the Cubs offense failed to capitalize multiple times before, Kyle Schwarber got things going. On the first pitch he saw in his 7th inning at-bat, Schwarber blasted a ball into right field 400 feet that tied the game up 1-1 for the first Cubs run in 11 innings. That would be it, at least until the 10th inning when the big moment happened.
Kris Bryant tripled to start things out in the bottom of the tenth. Javy Baez was intentionally walked right after so the Dodgers could face Albert Almora. That was the mistake Los Angeles made. On the third pitch of his at-bat, Almora crushed a single into right at 104.3 mph off the bat, that yes drove in Bryant from third for the Cubs 2-1 win. It didn’t take long for a massive celebration on the field as the Cubs won the second game of the doubleheader.
One Great Moment
This dude. All it can be. Albert Almora. Walk-Off RBI Single. 10th Inning.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 20, 2018
The Cubs improve to 41-29 this season, still 0.5 games back from Milwaukee.
Jon Lester closes out the series on Wednesday against LA at 1:20 PM CT on WGN and 670 The Score.