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The Cubs Play Extras At Wrigley

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The Cubs Play Extras At Wrigley

The Chicago Cubs wrapped up a three-game series, against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was full of excitement around every corner. There were a lot of big plays late, and several magnificent plays in back to back games. The games were kept close which is what you would expect of two teams of this caliber. Even though the Blue Jays are in last place. They aren’t your average last place team, after making it to the ALCS the past two years in a row. Only to fall short, however, to the Cleveland Indians, and once to the Kansas City Royals.


Cubs Scoring Plays

Another low scoring affair between the two clubs, the Cubs and Blue Jays played quite the exciting game. It didn’t seem to disappoint from beginning to end. The scoring in this final game came in the third inning. When Albert Almora came up to the plate with bases loaded. Knowing Almora, he was the right man for this situation. A patient hitter with consistent contact. On the first pitch, he lined a ball down the left field line, scoring Rivera, Jay, and Hendricks. Almora ended up on second. That was all they were able to muster up until the bottom of the 10th inning. It was a weird one, to say the least, two Cubs reached on strikeouts and one got hit by the pitch. None the less it was an exciting 10th inning. Kyle Schwarber was able to score the first run on a wild pitch to make the score 5-4. Then, catcher, Alex Avila lined a ball to right field to score Ben Zobrist and Javier Baez, that gave them the walk off.


Blue Jays Scoring Plays

The first run for the Blue Jays came in the fourth off a Jose Bautista sharp line drive to center field to score Justin Smoak. They were still down for a run, but they were not done yet. The second run came on a double play ball hit by Ezequiel Carrera in which Nori Aoki was able to come home, and made the score 3-2.  Then in the sixth Miguel Montero hit a solo home run to tie up the game. Seems kind of fitting doesn’t it? The score remained tied until the 10th when Kevin Pillar singled and on a close play at home Josh Donaldson was able to score. Their last run came on a bases-loaded walk to Aoki to make it 5-3.