The Cubs won their 6th game in a row on Monday, beating the Mets 7-4.
Anthony Rizzo: 3 for 5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ben Zobrist: 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Daniel Murphy: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
Jon Lester: 1 for 2, 2 RBI: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
How it Happened
The Cubs and Mets went back-and-forth in this one. Insurance runs in the 7th and 8th inning sealed this win for the Cubbies. Down 1-0 in the first, Anthony Rizzo hit an RBI double tying it 1-1. The Cubs were down 3-1 in the third and took their first lead. Javy Baez scored on a wild pitch and Jon Lester, yes Jon Lester, cranked an RBI single! The Cubs led 4-3.
The Mets tied it 4-4 in the seventh off Steve Cishek. Cishek finally allowed a run, his first in 13 appearances. However, the Cubs got the run back and several more. Ben Zobrist hit a key RBI single in the 7th, putting the Cubs on top 5-4. They weren’t done yet, as Willson Contreras grounded into a fielder’s choice RBI. Leading 6-4 still was not enough.
Anthony Rizzo added the key insurance run, with a 1-run homer in the 8th. The Cubs led 7-4 with all the momentum. The 9th inning was a struggle. Jesse Chavez came through with two big outs as the Cubs won 7-4.
One Great Moment
THIS. Jon Lester with a 2-run RBI single, putting the Cubs ahead! Check out this beautiful swing of the bat:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 28, 2018
The Cubs improve to 77-53 this season, now 4.5 games ahead of St. Louis.
Cole Hamels takes the mound on Tuesday at 7:05 PM CT. The game will be broadcast by WGN and 670 The Score.