Joe Mauer's 5 RBI not enough as Cubs slam Twins at Wrigley Field

Jose Berrios gave up six runs in just 4 1/3 innings.
Author:
Publish date:

Joe Mauer hit a three-run homer and a two-run double but his five RBI wasn't nearly enough as the Chicago Cubs beat the Twins 10-6 Friday in at Wrigley Field. 

Minnesota, playing at Wrigley for the first time since 2009, jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Mauer's blast in the second inning, and increased the lead to 5-2 on Mauer's two-run double in the fourth inning. 

It all unraveled in the fifth when Jose Berrios, who had been dominant over his past eight starts. served up a grand slam to Addison Russel to give the Cubs a 6-5 lead that wouldn't give back. 

Ben Zobrist hit a two-run shot in the sixth and Kyle Schwarber launched a solo homer in the seventh – the fourth long ball of the game for Chicago – and the Cubs went on to win going away. 

The Twins have dropped six of eight and are now 8 1/2 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central division. 

First pitch Saturday in Chicago is set for 1:20 p.m. 

Next Up

st. paul winter carnival ice sculpture

3 winter festivals in the Twin Cities this weekend

The Great Northern, The City of Lakes Loppet and St. Paul Winter Carnival are all underway.

police lights

Suspect led deputies on 23-mile chase, hid in the woods

The suspect was arrested after a few hours hiding in a wooded area in Meeker County.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Will the Vikings be the only ones left with QB stability in the NFC?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

La Velle E. Neal III

Twins reporter La Velle E. Neal III to become Star Tribune sports columnist

The long-serving Twins reporter has received a promotion.

ambulance

State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

eden prairie police squad car

Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

court gavel

8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

vaping

Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Related

Twins allow 35 runs, 46 hits as Cubs sweep at Wrigley

It's the fourth time the Twins have been swept this season.

Joe Mauer powers Twins to 8th win in last 9 games

Twins are hanging tough but still quite a ways back in the AL Central.

Mauer passes Killebrew for another Twins milestone

This could be the final week of Mauer's MLB career.

Watch: Mauer's pinch-hit home run lifts Twins over Tigers

Minnesota is 18-4 in its last 22 games at Target Field.

Twins drub Yankees behind Mauer's 5th career grand slam

Mauer remains one of the game's best hitters with the bases loaded.

Joe Mauer about to reach 2 milestones in Twins history

Further cementing himself among the team's all-time greats.

Joe Mauer's No. 7 to be retired by the Twins

He'll become the eighth Twin to have his number retired.

Twins announce plans for retiring Joe Mauer's number next season

The team is also giving away a series of Mauer bobblehead dolls.