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The Bernstein Brief: Addison Russell Nachos Incident A Timely Diversion

The Bernstein Brief: Addison Russell Nachos Incident A Timely Diversion

Chasing a foul pop fly in the second inning at Busch Stadium on Monday, Cubs infielder Addison Russell crashed into a crowd of fans on the third-base side, spilling nacho cheese and chips out of one supporter's hands.

The Cardinals and Cubs continue their four-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Russell did the fan a solid, though, bringing him a new tray of nachos and posed for a selfie.

"Great effort", pitcher Jon Lester said. Chicago is 11-2 in its last 13 games and 19-8 in its last 27. A win or a Brewers loss will give them their second consecutive division crown. Chicago is on the verge of eliminating the Cardinals from NL Central contention with just a couple games to go. They now trail the Colorado Rockies by two and a half games for the second National League wild card spot, and although the odds are stacked against them, they do face off against the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend, as the Brewers sit a game ahead of them in the wild card race. But that didn't stop Cubs shortstop Addison Russell from showing some compassion to a St. Louis fan.

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Kris Bryant hit a homer and added two singles for Chicago. St. Louis announced Molina is in concussion protocol. The Cubs have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. With 10 runs on the board for the victors, you might think the lead highlight would be, oh, one of the two home runs Chicago hit on the night. Jed Gyorko and Luke Voit homered for St. Louis.

Be sure to check back later today for more Cubs news and analysis! This season the Cubs are a staggering 12-4 against their long-time rivals, and they continued that dominance again with a blowout win on Monday that knocked St. Louis out of the Central Division race. He's 14-and-9 with a 3.43 ERA.


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