LaHair, Maholm Lead Cubs to Series Win

 

Now that’s a baseball game right there, I hope you didn’t blink at all because if you did you probably missed another stellar Cubs victory.  Paul Maholm and Tim Hudson were both at the top of their game this afternoon and the result was a 1-0 Cubs victory in just two hours and five minutes.  After six straight shut down innings the door was open for the Cubs and they busted through.  David DeJesus led the 7th off with a base hit, Campana sacrficed him to second, and Castro grounded out to the right side to move him to third with two outs.  Then Bryan LaHair came up with a ginormous hit to put the Cubs on top 1-0 which was all they needed.  

Cubs starters have been dominant, especially in this series, and Maholm was no different today.  Maholm worked seven spotless innings only allowing three hits while earning not only his fourth win of the season but his fourth straight victory.  A 4-2 home stand is good, it’s great considering the opponents.  The Cubs won four of six from two of the best teams in the National League, they are showing just how good they can be, and it’s a treat to watch.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.

FULL BOX SCORE

   Note:  The Cubs honored Chipper Larry Wayne Jones before the game, as this was the last game he will play at Wrigley Field – in the regular season.  Nice gesture by the Cubs and congrats on a great career Chipper, it’s been a joy to watch you play.  Here’s the VIDEO

Game Highlights:
LaHair’s Game Winning Single
Dolis Gets the Save
Barney Positioned Perfectly (we mentioned this earlier, didn’t we?)
Castro Just Misses an Inside the Park HR

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

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