The Cubs lost their final series at home, losing two out of three games to the Minnesota Twins. The Cubs managed just 12 hits as a team, struggling to 2 runs scored in the 3 games. Perhaps more alarmingly, they walked just 5 times all series.
Bingo stank, much like Cubs bats
Cubs Win 1-0
With the wind blowing in, it was a good old fashioned pitcher's duel. Kyle Hendricks was lights out, with 8 shutout innings. He struck out 10 walked 1, and scattered 3 hits. Jeffress came on for the save.
Cubs bats were also limited to 3 hits. Contreras had an RBI single in the first inning, as the Cubs manufactured a run. That was it.
Cubs Lose 1-8
This game started off fine, with the Cubs being down 2-1 in the 7th. Then the wheels came off.
Mills pitched well, but his line looks worse than what it was. 6 innings 6 hits, 1 walk, 7 Ks, but 4 earned runs. Osich and Underwood also struggling in that 7th.
Cubs bats were nearly dormant again. Bote had an RBI double, and that would be the scoring. They managed just 5 hits as a team, and shockingly did not draw a walk.
Cubs Lose 0-4
Another tough nights for the bats. 4 Hits, 10 strikeouts, and 0 runs scored. The also walked just twice.
Darvish was decent, but not quite Cy Young worthy: 4 ER 1 BB 9 H in 6 innings. The bullpen was strong as Tepera, Adam and Chadin combined for 3 shutout innings, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk between them.
The Cubs are now 31-22. They ended the weekend up 3.5 over the 2nd place Cardinals.
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