The Chicago Cubs pulled off an impressive come-from-behind victory on Wednesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Down to their last strike against Brewers hard-throwing closer Devin Williams, they got a game-tying double from Mike Tauchman, who later scored the go-ahead run on a groundout by shortstop Nico Hoerner.
Chicago held on for a 4-3 win over the second-place Brewers, improving their record to 40-45 on the season.
In doing so, they snapped a dubious skid.
According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN, the Cubs had lost 112 straight games in which they trailed in the ninth inning or later by multiple runs, which was the second-longest active streak in all of baseball.
The Cubs pull out a 4-3 win over Milwaukee after trailing 3-1 entering the ninth inning. Per @ESPNStatsInfo: The Cubs had lost 112 consecutive games in which they trailed by multiple runs in the 9th inning or later. That was 2nd-longest active streak in MLB. Wild series so far.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) July 6, 2023
The Cubs certainly did not have the odds in their favor as they entered the ninth inning down by two runs against Williams.
Williams is one of the league’s most dominant relievers and was just one strike away from putting the Cubs to bed on Wednesday.
But the North Siders didn’t quit, and ultimately rallied for three unanswered runs to win their second consecutive game.
They now have a chance to win the series.
It had certainly been a long time since the Cubs had rallied from a deficit of multiple runs in the ninth inning or later to win a game.
But that streak came to an end on Wednesday night as the fans at American Family Field were left stunned and speechless.
The Cubs have been an interesting team this year.
Despite their record, they still are well within striking distance in the NL Central and in the Wild Card race.