Cubs lose closer Strop to hamstring injury
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Hitting for himself with one out and the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning and the Cubs holding a 4-3 lead over the Washington Nationals, Strop hit a sharp grounder to third baseman Anthony Rendon.
Rendon threw home to catcher Matt Wieters for the second out, then Wieters threw to first in a bang-bang play that was initially ruled an out, and then confirmed after the Cubs challenged.
The Colorado Rockies’ slugging shortstop might be gaining ground, but the unusual yet impressive candidacy of the Chicago Cubs’ do-it-all star will be tough to top.
The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo used humor to show his irritation over the Cubs having to play a makeup game on Thursday by wearing his jersey on the flight and to Nationals Park.
After Milwaukee took its second straight series win over Chicago, Kyle Hendricks admitted, “They’re definitely coming for us. We can feel it.”
After Strop lunged for first base on his final step, he injured his hamstring, hobbling his way into shallow right field. As the