Cubs Dominate Indians In 17-0 Victory
The Chicago Cubs had an offensive domination of the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night that led to a 17-0 win at Progressive Field.
The Cubs took advantage of the Indians starting pitcher Shaun Marcum early on as they hit for the cycle in just the second inning and took a 6-0 lead. The first fo the six runs was scored by a RBI triple by rookie Kyle Schwarber who made his debut on Tuesday night for the Cubs. He then scored off A RBI double by Chris Denorfia on a line drive to left field. But, it was then back to back two run homers by Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo that would end Marcum’s night.
Marcum went just two innings in allowing just six hits and six runs; walking one.
Lefty Nick Hagadone then took over for Cleveland but the Cubs’ offensive power was just too much for him as well. unable to get an out he allowed three runs on three hits in the top of the third.
Pitching for the Cubs was LHP Tsuyoshi Wada who went seven scoreless innings with just four hits allowed, striking out six and walking two.
With the Indians being held to just four hits on the night, the Cubs on the other hand were able to get eighteen hits on the night.
With a 10-0 lead entering the top of the ninth, the Cubs tacked on another seven runs. The Cubs even used two positions players , David Murphy and Ryan Raburn on the mound in hopes of preserving what as left of their bullpen. Raburn was charged with two of the runs in the ninth and Murphy the other five runs scored in the ninth.
In just his second Major League game, Schwarber was 4 for 5 along with three runs scored and two RBIs. Addison Russell, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant all hit homers showing that the Cubs’ youth is definitely here to stay and could be the key to the team’s future success.
The final game of the series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds will take place at 7:10pm on Thursday night with RHP Jason Hammel (2.81, 5-2) taking the start for the Cubs against RHP Danny Salazar (3.54, 6-2).