It took an extra 13 hours, but the Chicago Cubs finished off their seventh straight victory on Wednesday with a walk-off win over the New York Mets.
After the Cubs loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11th inning, Ben Zobrist smacked an RBI single up the middle, giving the team a 2-1 win and a four and a half game lead in the National League Central.
The game, which started on Tuesday night, saw two incredible pitching performances from Cole Hamels, who allowed zero runs in five innings of work, and Jacob deGrom, who pitched eight innings and struck out 10 batters while giving up one earned run.
The teams played to a 1-1 tie through nine innings when the rains came, forcing the game to be suspended until Wednesday afternoon.
Chicago Cubs Celebrate Player's Weekend With Series Sweep
After a scoreless tenth inning, the Cubs went to work in the 11th, with Javier Baez reaching third on a wild throw by Mets pitcher Paul Sewald. After Kyle Schwarber was intentionally walked to load the bases, Albert Almora struck out, but Zobrist delivered the heroic blow, smacking an RBI single into center field to finish off the victory.
The Cubs will go for their second straight series sweep, and a perfect homestand, when they face the Mets at Wrigley Field Wednesday afternoon. Alec Mills will make the start for the Cubs, and he will be opposed by Mets starter Jason Vargas.