Cubs pound out 20 hits in vic­tory over Twins

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Baseball -

Ja­son Hey­ward had four of the Cubs’ 20 hits, Ben Zo­brist had three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs had a pair of five-run in­nings in a 14-9 win at scorch­ing Wrigley Field.

The Cubs ral­lied from 3-0 and 7-4 deficits and have scored at least 10 runs in three straight games for the first time since April 2003.

Min­nesota’s Ed­die Rosario, Bobby Wil­son and Max Ke­pler all left early be­cause of heat ill­ness. The Cubs said it was 96 de­grees at the time with a heat in­dex of 107 – that’s a cal­cu­la­tion of how hot it ac­tu­ally feels, with the hu­mid­ity fac­tored in. last place in the NL East by ral­ly­ing past vis­it­ing New York.

For the sec­ond game in a row, a Mar­lins pitcher beat the Mets while mak­ing his first ma­jor league start.

Rays 5, Astros 2: Wil­son Ramos drove in four runs to lead Tampa Bay to a home win over Hous­ton.


Chicago Cubs’ Ja­son Hey­ward watches his RBI sin­gle dur­ing the fifth in­ning Satur­day.

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