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Cubs Win Again, Improve To League Best 24-6 Record

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Updated: May 9, 2016 – 11:00 am

The winning just keeps on coming as the Chicago Cubs pulled off a come-back to tie the game at 3-3 in the seventh against the Washington Nationals and won it in the bottom of the 13th, 4-3, in front of a packed Wrigley Field on Mother’s Day.

With the victory over the Nationals, the Cubs improve to a league best 24-6 record, while extending their winning streak to seven games.

More to come.

Original Post: May 5, 2016

On Thursday, May 5, Cinco de Mayo as most know the day, the Chicago Cubs are 20-6 (7-3 home, 13-3 road), lead the National League Central Division by six games and own the best record in the majors.

The 2016 season has been a great start for the Cubs as they finished April 17-6, tying the best start in franchise history.

On April 7th, only the second game of the season, left fielder Kyle Schwarber was lost for the season as he collided with center fielder Dexter Fowler on a drive to left center field injuring his left leg in the play.

From that point the Cubs did not look back as they continued their mission to return to the postseason with a bigger plan in 2016. That is to finally break the curse and win the World Series for the first time since 1908.

So far so good as Chicago is playing winning baseball and doing it in exciting ways, as Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter on April 21st against the Cincinnati Reds, and with an offense that is clicking and led by Fowler’s hot April, batting .347 (26 for 75), 19 runs scored, three home runs, 15 RBIs and 17 walks.

On the mound, Jon Lester (2-1, 1.83), Jason Hammel (3-0, 0.75)  and Arrieta (5-0, 1.00) led the pitching staff with outstanding performances in April.

As the calendar changed to May, the winning continued as the Cubbies swept the Pittsburgh Pirates three straight, dropping them six games behind the lead in second place.

Arrieta earned his sixth straight victory, 17 of his last 18 dating back to 2015, and dropped his ERA to 0.84. Hammel won his fourth straight decision and Lester won his third game, dropping his ERA to 1.58.

After a disappointing loss in the NLCS against the New York Mets last fall, the Cubs have a new plan and so far it is all coming into place.  The Back to the Future movie prediction may have said that the Cubs would win it all in 2015, but in reality it was just a start to the Dynasty forming in the North Side of Chicago.

Exciting baseball is happening in Cubs nation and the fans wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

David Conde

David Conde

Co-Founder/Executive Editor at Legends On Deck®
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