7/3 Cubs 16, Red Sox 9
Justin Ruggiano set a career-high with five RBI, and was one of four Cubs players to hit a home run in Wednesday night’s 16-9 win over the Red Sox. The win completed a sweep of the defending World Series champs. It’s the first road sweep since they took three from the Giants, July 26-28, 2013. In a coincidence, the Giants were the defending World Series champs that year.
* Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Welington Castillo each hit two-run homers and Nate Schierholtz added a solo shot. It’s the first time this season the Cubs have hit four home runs in a game. They totaled 10 extra-base hits, the most since Aaug. 30, 2010, vs. the Pirates.
* Travis Wood did not get a decision, giving up three runs on seven hits and four walks over 3 2/3 innings. It was his second shortest outing of the year. He now has a 6.16 ERA on the road, and a 3.08 ERA at home.
* Olt ended a 0-for-13 skid with his home run, which cleared the Green Monster in left.
* Darwin Barney missed hitting for the cycle by a home run. He was 4-for-5, notching his third career four-hit game.