Cubs take early lead on Kyle Schwarber’s RBI single

SHARE Cubs take early lead on Kyle Schwarber’s RBI single
SHARE Cubs take early lead on Kyle Schwarber’s RBI single

The Cubs jumped out to an early lead in Wednesday’s wild-card game before Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole could even record the first out.

Dexter Fowler slapped a leadoff single into center field, stole second base and scored on Kyle Schwarber’s RBI single to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.

Schwarber, a rookie, is batting .246 this season.

The winner of tonight’s do-or-die game will move on to face the Cardinals in the NLDS, which begins Friday in St. Louis.

All stats viaESPN.

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