All thanks to Ian Happ, the Cubs beat Cincinnati on Friday night 3-2.
Ian Happ: 1 for 3, HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Ben Zobrist: 3 for 4
Cole Hamels: 6.2 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 Ks
How it Happened
Cole Hamels was smooth sailing through 3.0 innings. Hamels unfortunately allowed back-to-back homers in the 4th, as the Cubs trailed 2-0. He was solid the rest of the way, earning a quality start. Ian Happ got Hamels off the hook in the 7th, with a huge at-bat. Happ crushed a 3-run homer to left that put the Cubs up 3-2. Jamie Garcia and Jorge De La Rosa preserved the lead after, as the Cubs held on for a 3-2 win.
One Great Moment
THIS. It’s been a while since we’ve seen some Cubs bullpen dancing. Ian Happ came through big time with a game-winning homer. Check it out:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 15, 2018
The Cubs improve to 86-61, still 1.5 games ahead in the NL Central.
Jon Lester starts game two of the series on Saturday at 3:05 PM CT. The game will be broadcast by NBC Sports Chicago and 670 The Score.
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