The Cubs offense was on display in an 12-1 win against the Mariners.
The Cubs got on the board in the second with a two run double by Coghlan and a RBI single by Bryant. The Cubs added two more runs in the third on a Heyward two run home run to make it 5-0. The Cubs added 6 runs in the sixth thanks to a Ross solo home run, Rizzo three run double, Heyward sacrifice fly, and a Báez RBI single. The Cubs added another run in the seventh on a Rizzo groundout. The Mariners got their only run in the top of the ninth on a O’Malley RBI single to make it 12-1.
Lester got the win improving to 11-4 on the year. Lester gave up 4 hits while striking out 7 and walking 2 over 6 innings. Iwakuma took the loss falling to 11-7 on the season. Iwakuma gave up 5 runs on 8 hits while striking out 2 and walking 1 over 3 innings.
The Cubs continue their series with the Mariners today at 1:20.