The Chicago Cubs close out their long weekend series with St. Louis winning 5-1 in Monday’s game. They gain a 1.5-game lead in the NL Central.
After losing three games in a row, the Chicago Cubs bounce back huge by taking a 5-1 win at home against the Cardinals. The Cubs struggled after winning the first of five games of the series on Friday. From there, the Cubs lost three games in a row, including a doubleheader on Saturday.
There were some surprises to the series. Jon Lester didn’t play well at all in his start on Sunday. The team struggled to get runs and left too many men on base the entire series. Even in the 5-1 win, they left too many men on base.