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 via ESPN.

The Latest
Alexander Canario’s home run ignited a Cubs offense that found its groove late in a 5-3 victory in Game 2. The Marlins won the first game 3-2.
The 20-year-old was found Saturday in a bedroom of a home in the 7700 block of South Trumbull Avenue, police said.
But the Sox broke through for five runs against reliever Ricardo Pinto in the ninth inning to avoid a record eighth shutout in 20 games in a 9-5 loss.
After Alzolay’s latest blunder, the Cubs might have a closer problem.