The Cubs went into Sunday’s affair with a chance to complete a three-game sweep of the Cardinals in front of a full house at Wrigley. An excellent Zach Davies start and sloppy St. Louis defense produced just that desired outcome.
Why the Cubs Won
Davies made his best start in a Cubs uniform just a few days after what had been his best start.
Yadier Molina grounded out against Tepera with two on and two on in the 7th to preserve a 2-0 lead.
Stats That Matter
- Davies is really locking in: 6.2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 6 K, and 2 BB.
- Cardinals starter Carlos Martínez went seven strong innings.
- Kimbrel was touching 99 mph on the radar gun.
The Cubs got a reeling Cardinals team and buried them. Also, the starting pitching is looking better.
The Cubs start a four-game series in New York Monday at 6:10pm CT. Jake Arrieta faces a yet to be named Mets starter in a game airing on ESPN, Marquee, and 670 The Score.