The Cubs beat Washington in Thursday’s makeup game, 4-3.
Javy Baez: 3 for 4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Kris Bryant: 3 for 5, 2 R
Victor Caratini: 1 for 2, 1 RBI
How it Happened
The Nationals led for a brief period of time. That was until the Cubs took the lead and never gave it away. The Cubs trailed 1-0 heading into the 4th. Javy Baez cranked an RBI double, tying it 1-1. Victor Caratini continued his hot stretch with an RBI, putting the Cubs up 2-1. After the Nationals tied it in the 5th, the Cubs had another immediate response. Javy Baez homered to right, making it a 3-2 lead.
A Nationals run in the 7th tied it 3-3. The Cubs could not score in the 8th with the bases loaded. The game would end up going to extras, but the Cubs wasted no time. Javy Baez hit the eventual game-winning RBI bunt, putting the Cubs up 4-3. Randy Rosario picked up his 1st career save, as the Cubs won 4-3.
One Great Moment
Another game, another great defensive highlight. This time from David Bote, but in LEFT FIELD! Check out this awesome diving catch from Bote:
David Bote is making his first career start in left.. OF COURSE he makes a diving catch to save the #Cubs lead!
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) September 13, 2018
The Cubs improve to 85-61, back to a 1.5 game NL Central lead.
Cole Hamels opens the Reds series on Friday at 7:05 PM CT. The game will be broadcast by WGN and 670 The Score.