Recap: Cubs Sweep and Take Over First Place with 13-5 Win Over Cardinals

The Cubs have won seven straight, crushing the Cardinals 13-5 on Sunday night for the sweep.

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Standout Performances

  • Kris Bryant: 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 BB
  • Willson Contreras: 2-for-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
  • Jose Quintana: 6.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 K, 2 BB

How it Happened

  • 2nd: Willson Contreras homer, 1-0 Cubs
  • 5th: Jason Heyward RBI triple, 2-0 Cubs
  • 5th: David Bote sac-fly, 3-0 Cubs
  • 6th: Anthony Rizzo RBI double, 5-2 Cubs
  • 6th: Willson Contreras RBI single, 6-2 Cubs
  • 7th: Ben Zobrist RBI single, 7-2 Cubs
  • 8th: David Bote RBI double, 8-2 Cubs
  • 8th: Albert Almora RBI double, 9-2 Cubs
  • 8th: Kris Bryant grand slam, 13-2 Cubs

One Great Thing

The Cubs are certainly on a roll:

Standings Check

The Cubs improve to 19-12, now in 1st place of the NL Central by 0.5 games.

Up Next

Cole Hamels opens up a 4-game home series against the Marlins on Monday at 7:05 pm CST.

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