Rizzo and Báez each had 3 RBI’s in the Cubs 13-2 win against the Braves.
Rizzo got the Cubs scoring underway with an RBI double in the top of the first. The Braves scored in the bottom of the first on a throwing error by Catcher David Ross. Ross redeemed himself with an RBI single in the top of the fourth. Lester had a sacrifice bunt in the fourth to make it 3-1. The Cubs added a run on a Ross RBI single in the sixth to make it 4-1. The Cubs added three runs in the seventh on a Rizzo RBI single, a Zobrist RBI double, and a Ross bases loaded walk to make it 7-1. The Cubs offense continued scoring 6 runs in the top of the eighth on a Rizzo RBI single, Zobrist RBI single, Almora RBI single, and a Báez three run home run to make it 13-1. The Braves got an RBI single from Francoeur to make it 13-2.
Lester got the win going to 8-3 on the season. Lester gave up 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 7 over 7 innings. Gant took the loss falling to 0-1 on the season. Gant gave up 3 runs on 4 hits while striking out 5 and walking 4 over 4 and 1/3.
The Cubs open a series against Washington Monday at 6 PM.