Anthony Rizzo got his redemption after a mental mistake in the 11th inning with a game-winning single in the 11th to give the Cubs’ a 6-5 win.
Coming off a 2-5 road trip in Atlanta and Cincinnati and a litany of injuries heading into Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Dodgers, things did not appear to be heading in the right direction for the Cubs.
After the team’s bad stretch entering May, the schedule didn’t let up as the World Series champion Dodgers came to Wrigley Field.
One of the things the Cubs have struggled with this season has been good starting pitching, and they saw possibly the best trio they’d see all season in Clayton Kershaw, Trevor Bauer and Walker Buehler.
But after squandering opportunities to win ballgames in similar situations throughout April, the Cubs opened the month of May with some fight against one of the National League’s premier teams. They completed a sweep with Wednesday’s 5-4, 11-inning win and maybe gained some much needed confidence in the process.