Cubs Look to Seal Division Title vs. Cardinals Tuesday


When attempting a tough catch past the foul zone during Monday's game against the St Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs fielder Addison Russell knocked over an opposing fan's nachos.

Cubs player Addison Russell delivers nachos to Cardinals fan.

With the nachos laying in the dirt and Russell's right arm covered in cheese, it wasn't a good time for anybody, especially since Russell didn't make the catch.

Junis pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed six runs, all earned, on seven hits. He's still a pitcher who performs bright on the big stage, and St. Louis must win this game in order to stay in the wild card race. Colorado entered yesterday leading Milwaukee by two games and St. Louis by 2 1/2.

Javier Baez hit a three-run home run in the third inning, but left the game shortly after fouling a pitch off his left leg in the eighth inning.

The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 Tuesday games, 16-6 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series and 7-2 in Martinezs last 9 Tuesday starts. Molina was placed in the concussion protocol, and the team is hopeful he will be able to play on Tuesday.

Bryant has scored 110 runs and has hit 29 home runs in the season after winning the National League MVP award in 2016, and he's looking to keep his hot hitting going as a likely playoff berth approaches for the Cubs. Cubs starter Jon Lester was not laughing, though. Jed Gyorko and Luke Voit homered for St. Louis. He is wearing a protective brace on his hand.

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (12-11, 3.63) is 1-1 in four starts this season against the Cubs with a 4.26 ERA. Arrieta is 8-3 with a 2.06 ERA and 103 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cubs haven't had this much fun in St. Louis since - well, pretty much ever.