It took four hours and 23 minutes, three different comebacks from being down a run and a game-winning hit from a guy who was supposed to be getting the night off, but after all of those things happened, the Cubs had a thrilling 6-5, 11-inning win over the visiting Dodgers and a three-game series sweep just at the time they needed one. They’ve also won five of their last seven games.
Fun fact about the last two games:
From Cubs historian Ed Hartig:
Last time Cubs posted walk-off wins in consecutive games against the Dodgers was May 30, 1958.
Cubs won Game 1 of a doubleheader, 3-2, scoring 3 times in bottom of 9th. They then won Game 2, 10-8, on a 2-run homer by Moose Moryn off Sandy Koufax.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) May 6, 2021
Also, per Eric Stephen at our SB Nation Dodgers site True Blue LA:
The last time the Dodgers were swept in a series was April 8-11, 2019, a four-game set in St. Louis.
This recap’s gonna be a long one, so strap right in and let’s get started.
Adbert Alzolay and Walker Buehler nearly matched each other for the first three innings. The Cubs had just one baserunner through three, a leadoff double by Matt Duffy in the third. He reached third, but was stranded. Alzolay was just as stingy, allowing only a two-out walk in the first. Both starting pitchers struck out…