Cubs make history in win over White Sox
The Cubs put together a complete offensive performance against the White Sox in the first game of the Crosstown Series.
En route to a 7-3 win Tuesday night, the Cubs did something they have not done since at least 1900 (as far back as data goes): They hit 4 home runs and stole 5 bases in the same game.
Dansby Swanson homered twice while Christopher Morel and Nico Hoerner each added a solo blast of their own.
Hoerner also stole a pair of bases as part of his 3-for-5 day at the plate. Ian Happ, Seiya Suzuki and Miles Mastrobuoni each added a swipe of their own off White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Michael Kopech and Jesse Scholtens.
As a team, the Cubs tallied 13 hits as they scored in the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th innings.
They also tallied some quality defense, including Suzuki’s game-changing grand slam robbery in the 7th inning:
SEIYA SUZUKI HOME RUN ROBBERY 😤 pic.twitter.com/oMsUQh124X— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) July 26, 2023
Kyle Hendricks tossed a gem on the mound, allowing only 1 baserunner through 6 innings. He got into some trouble in the 7th but still finished with a quality start and earned his 4th win of the season.
“Kyle’s performance was really good,” David Ross said. “He was just in a nice rhythm. A lot of soft contact, a lot of swing-and-miss. Loved the way the offense came out — Dansby, great game. Guys up and down the lineup just swung the bat really well. Seiya’s nice play there against the wall, that was a phenomenal catch. Gotta give him another sticker. All around good team win.”
It was the team’s 4th straight win and the 5th time in the last 7 games where the Cubs scored at least 7 runs.