Recap: Javy Baez Homers Twice, Cubs Clobber Rangers on Opening Day 12-4

That’s a great start to the season! The Cubs offense produced 12 runs on 13 hits, clobbering the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Opening Day.

Standout Performances

Javy Baez: 2 for 5, 2 HR, 4 RBI
Kris Bryant: 1 for 4, HR, 3 RBI
Jon Lester (W, 1-0): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 Ks

How it Happened

  • 4th: Javy Baez homer, 2-1 Rangers
  • 5th: Jason Heyward RBI single, 2-2 tie
  • 5th: Mark Zagunis RBI double, 3-2 Cubs
  • 5th: Kris Bryant RBI groundout, 4-2 Cubs
  • 5th: Javy Baez homer, 7-2 Cubs
  • 6th: Albert Almora RBI single, 8-2 Cubs
  • 6th: Anthony Rizzo bases-loaded walk, 9-2 Cubs
  • 7th: Jason Heyward RBI double-play, 10-2 Cubs
  • 8th: Kris Bryant homer, 12-2 Cubs

One Great Thing

There was a lot of offense, so let’s take a moment to appreciate some awesome Willson Contreras defense:

Up Next

Yu Darvish makes his season debut on Saturday for the Cubs at 7:05 pm CST.


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CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! HOW GREAT THOSE WORDS SOUND! Cubs clobber the Rangers 12-4 on Opening Day!

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