In front of 39,095 paid fans at Wrigley Field, the Cubs dispatched the Cardinals in fine fashion for a second straight day. The home team fell behind early before winning Saturday night’s tilt 7-2.
Cardinals starter John Gant had worked out of trouble all year despite walking a ton of guys and owning peripherals that say he should be much worse than he has been. That sorta caught up to him tonight, as he got behind Cubs’ hitters and then either walked them or gave up tanks.
Willson Contreras got that party started in the 2nd as he walked in front of Ian Happ, who then delivered a center-cut fastball to the bleachers for a 2-1 lead.