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Kyle Schwarber scored a ninth-inning run versus the Royals Thursday. The run salvaged something from an overall bad game for the Cubs in a 13-2 loss.
Willson Contreras was quiet most of the game but managed to drive in a late run to offer some value to his owners. The Cubs would pull away late to win 6-1.
Ian Happ did not start the game but he came in as a pinch hitter before staying in. He would score a late run as the Cubs used the last few innings to turn a close game into a rare comfortable ninth-inning.
Anthony Rizzo would score twice in the 6-1 victory Wednesday. The first of the two runs would end up being the eventual game-winner.
Jason Kipnis hit a two-run HR to put the Cubs up 4-1 Tuesday. The Cubs would win 5-4.
Willson Contreras hit an eighth-inning pitch into the stands. At the time, it was an insurance run to put the Cubs up 5-2. In the end, it was the game-winner as the Royals rallied to pull within 5-4 before the Cubs got the final out.
David Perron scored in the first period to give St Louis the lead in the first game of the round-robin. The goal came on the power-play.
Brayden Schenn recorded an assist on the only Blues goal of the game. It came on the power-play in a 2-1 last fraction of a second loss.
Ryan O'Reilly recorded an assist on the only goal St Louis scored in the game. The assist came on the power-play.