Cubs do something in Colorado they haven’t done since 1996

After some early season concerns, it appears as if the Chicago Cubs offense has finally come alive in these past two games.

The Cubs scored 8 runs in their win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday to close out a homestand and one day later they doubled it. In the series opener against the Colorado Rockies, the Cubs scored 16 runs to blow out the Rockies 16-5 on Friday night.

The 16 runs is the most for a Cubs team against the Rockies since 1996 when they scored 17 runs. That game was also played in Coors Field with the Cubs winning 17-4, just a day after scoring 10 runs in a win over Colorado.

Th Cubs got another big performance from second baseman Javier Baez who went 4-for-6 with 4 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. He hit a two-run home run to get the scoring started for the Cubs in the top of the first inning. It was the second-straight game Baez hit in the two-hole and if this production keeps up, he could find himself there permanently.

Left fielder Kyle Schwarber went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI, 2 runs and a walk. Schwarber hit a big three-run home run in the sixth inning to help break the game wide open.

Game 2 of the weekend series is set for Saturday night with first pitch at 7:10 p.m. CST.

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