RECAP — Cubs 5, Royals 0

The Cubs beat Kansas City in a 5-0 shutout on Tuesday night.

Standout Performers

David Bote: 2 for 3, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB
Anthony Rizzo: 2 for 5
Ben Zobrist: 1 for 1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Mike Montgomery: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, Win (4-4)

How it Happened

The Cubs did all the scoring in this one with a shutout. David Bote started things off strong in the first with an RBI triple. Bote knocked in two runs, giving the Cubs a 2-0 lead. “Mr. Clutch” Ben Zobrist delivered in the fifth with a sacrifice fly, making it 3-0.

David Bote extended the lead more in the fifth. Bote hit an RBI single, putting the Cubs up 4-0. Ian Happ capped things off with a sacrifice fly in the 8th, adding an insurance run. Justin Wilson worked a 1-2-3 ninth with a strikeout, as the Cubs won 5-0.

One Great Moment

It’s becoming a recurring theme to highlight Javy Baez’s defense every game. We’ll say it again, Baez is an MVP and the most exciting player in baseball. Not once but twice tonight, he made catches in Jason Heyward’s territory. Yes, Javy Baez covered ground twice in right field, getting two outs:

Standings Check

The Cubs improve to 66-47 this season, now 2.5 games ahead of the Brewers.

Up Next

Jose Quintana is the scheduled starter going for the series sweep on Wednesday at 7:15 PM CT. The game will be broadcast by WGN and 670 The Score.

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