The Cubs won their split four game series against the Kansas City Royals. They played two games in Wrigley, then two at Kaufmann stadium.
Unfortunately we just missed out on a bingo. If only Yu struck out the side. Oh well, maybe next series.
Cubs win 2-0
The first two games of this series were played at Wrigley Field. Alec Mills shut down the Royals with 7 shutout innings. He scattered 3 hits, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts, relying on soft contact throughout. He got better throughout the game, and was in complete control. Sadler and Wick each had scoreless frames, with Wick getting the save.
Kris Bryant hit his first home run and Javy Baez had an RBI. The Cubs only managed 4 hits this game, but it was enough to win a pitcher's duel.
Cubs win 5-4
Kyle Hendricks rebounded nicely with 7 innings of 2 run ball. Jeffress, Kimbrel and Ryan finished it off in dramatic fashion. Kimbrel struggled again, but the Cubs squeaked it out.
Offensive highlights included Jason Heyward's first home run of the season, a no doubt 2 run shot in the second. Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras also went yard. overall 5 runs on 9 hits.
Cubs win 6-1
Shifting to Kansas City, Yu Darvish got the start. 7 innings of 1 run ball got it done. He allowed 5 hits and walked 1, while striking out just 4. Jeffress and Rea each had scoreless innings.
The Cubs scored 6 without help of home runs. Bryant and Rizzo each scored two runs, while Javy Baez had two RBIs. Some late hits helped put this game out of reach, as it was a good overall team win.
Cubs lose 13-2
Tyler Chatwood's third start of the season did not go well. in 2.1 innings, he gave up 8 runs on 11 hits. He did strike out 4 and walked 0. But the Royals were hitting everything and hard. The bullpen gave up runs again, with the offenders being Underwood, Winkler, and Kimbrel.
Offensively, there were just 2 runs on 7 hits. Hoerner and Caratini had RBIs. It's the kind of game you throw int he trash and move on. It happens.
Cubs improve to 10-3, and remain in first place.
Pronk wearing Sparklepants went 3-1, overall record 10-2
Up next was supposed to be three games in St. Louis, but the Cardinals are too infected to p