Cubs Bats Wake Up, Tie Series at 2-2

Chicago Cubs  10 – 2  Los Angeles Dodgers

Despite being shut out in back to back games, the Cubs never panicked. They knew their #1 offense would come around eventually, and Wednesday, it broke out in a big way. The Cubs took advantage of shaky defense and used the long ball en-route to a 10-2 thrashing of the Dodgers.

A bunt, of all things, started the fourth inning rally for the Cubs, a rally that produced four runs and chased starter Julio Urias from the game.  Chicago would score again in the fifth, and after the Dodgers cut the lead to 5-2 and looked to be getting back in the game, the Cubs used a five-run sixth to put the game away for good.

Los Angeles, who was 7th in the league in fielding percentage on the year, committed four errors – errors that extended innings and set Chicago up for big innings.

In a must-win game for the Cubs, they produced in a big way, waking up bats that had been quiet for much of the playoffs. Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russel each went 3-5 with a home run – two key bats that hadn’t done much this post-season.

The series resumes on Thursday as Kenta Maeda faces off against Jon Lester

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.