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Mike Montgomery And Cubs Notch 6 Straight Win

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Mike Montgomery And Cubs Notch 6 Straight Win

Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs were eyeing Chicago as they were one road game away from returning home. Not only did they want to win to continue the streak by they know the win will bring them closer to the division lead. Mike Montgomery pitched six one-run innings while adding some offense with his first career home run to secure the win. The Cubs ride wave with an 8-2 win to extend the streak to six games.

Game Recap

The new-look Cubs have been hitting and pitching at high levels since the break. Wednesday wasn’t any different for them.

Kris Bryant doubled in the first and on a slide to third later in the inning he appeared to injure his finger. Tommy La Stella entered to replace Bryant.

No more allowing the opposing team to score during the first inning, this time the Cubs scored first. Kyle Schwarber scored the first run of the day on Addison Russell’s 16th double of the season.

Dickey settled down after that while Montgomery was pitching a gem allowing no runs through the fourth inning. The top of the fifth, Montgomery added some insurance runs to boost the Cubs with his first career home run.

Tommy La Stella launched his second home run of the season in the sixth, to extend the lead 3-o.

Braves would bounce back in the bottom of the sixth when Ender Inciarte hit a solo shot of his own. Cubs lead 3-1. Montgomery finished pitching six innings, allowing 2 hits and one run while striking out five Braves.

Russell ended up hitting his second RBI-double of the day when he hit a ground-rule double down the right field line. Tyler Flowers answered with a solo home run to left center to close the Cubs’ lead 4-2. That would be all the offense for the day by Atlanta. R. A. Dickey concluded his day allowing 4 runs on 7 hits through seven innings.

Javier Baez launched a 3-run home run and the Cubs sixteenth home run since the break that put the Cubs up 7-2 at the end of the eighth.

Jason Heyward hit a quick single to start off the top of ninth. La Stella and Anthony Rizzo follow that up with two fly outs the outfield. Ian Happ followed that with a single that scored Heyward for the final run of the game.

Injury Report

Kris Bryant left the game in the first inning of today’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Bryant injured his left pinkie finger when sliding into third base.

Bryant tried to take third when Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, he caught his finger on Johan Camargo’s foot.

X-rays were negative and Bryant is day-to-day.

“It fine, it’s good,” said Bryant.

What’s Next

The Cubs are headed back home for their first homestand since the MLB All-Star Game.

Friday, division-rival St. Louis Cardinals (46-48) march into town looking to make up some ground in the standings with a 3-game series.

Monday, the Chicago White Sox (38-53) take the trip up north for the first two games of the Crosstown Cup Series.