Notes from #Cubs 2-1 win over Indians
Kris Bryant hit his second career walk-off home run Monday with two outs in the ninth to lead the Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Indians. Bryant now has three home runs in his last two games, and is the first Cubs rookie with 20 homers since Tyler Colvin hit 20 in 2010. Bryant is the first Cubs rookie with 75 RBI since Geovany Soto drove in 86 in 2008. Monday also was the Cubs’ Major League-leading 12th walk-off of the season.
Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the seventh. He finished the seven-game homestand with nine RBI.
Jon Lester went 8 2/3 innings for the first time in his career. It was his longest outing as a Cub. He has given up two runs of less in six of his last seven starts, and has a 2.66 ERA in his last 10 starts since July 1. Lester is the first Cubs pitcher to make six-consecutive starts at Wrigley Field since Fergie Jenkins made seven in a row, June 14-July 20, 1982.
Hector Rondon got the win, and now is 2-0 with 11 saves and a 0.46 ERA (1 ER/19 2/3 IP) in his last 19 outings since July 17.
The Cubs are 20-4 since July 29, the best record in MLB in that span. They now have a 6 1/2 game lead over the Giants for the second Wild Card spot.