By: Kelly McGowan
The Chicago Cubs played the Detroit Tigers this week, winning both games, 5-3 and then 5-2 at Wrigley Field.
On Tuesday, July 3, the Tigers were in it to win it during the first half of the game, but the Cubs did not let them live through their glory for long. The Tigers were up 3-0 until the fifth inning when the Cubs gained three runs to tie the game. They scored two more runs, one in the seventh and one in the eighth to take the win.
Kyle Schwarber hit a homerun in the eighth, achieving the Cubs’ last run to win the game. Jason Heyward gave the Cubs two runs, with help from Albert Almora, and Tommy La Stella each scoring one run. Anthony Rizzo was a good team player helping his teammates run home while at bat. Kyle Hendricks was the starting pitcher who did not allow any more runs for the Tigers after the fourth.
On July 4, the Tigers had nine hits, but only scored 2, while the Cubs had five runs with seven hits. The Tigers and Cubs kept inching up on each other the first four innings, switching off each inning which team scored a run. After the fourth, the Tigers did not score the rest of the game while the Cubs dominated, getting another three runs.
All runs were scored by Albert Almora Jr., Ben Zobrist, Javier Báez, Willson Contreras, and David Bote. José Quintana was the starting pitcher that helped the Cubs fly the W yet again. This was the sixth straight win for the Cubs, the longest streak they have had so far this season.
The Cubs will begin a road trip to California visiting the San Francisco Giants and then the San Diego Padres next week.