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August 17, 1890
Jimmy Ryan's grand slam helps the Colts (Cubs) defeat Washington 8-5 at West Side Park (Chicago).

August 17, 1910
King Cole pitches a one-hitter against the Dodgers in a 2-0 Cubs victory in the 2nd game of a doubleheader.

August 17, 1916
Hippo Vaughn pitches a 1-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0 at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field). 

August 17, 1918
The Cubs sweep a doubleheader vs the Phillies as Claude Hendrix & Lefty Tyler pitch shutouts.  Charlie Hollocher extends his hitting streak to 20 games. 

August 17, 1926
Guy Bush pitches a 2-hit shutout as the Cubs defeat the Giants 7-0 at Cubs Park (Wrigley Field). 

August 17, 1932
Frank Demaree's 19th inning sacrifice fly gives the Cubs a 3-2 win over the Braves. 

August 17, 1954
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Cubs defeat the Reds 5-0.  Howie Pollet pitched a 5-hit complete game shutout. 

August 17, 1960
Don Drysdale and Glen Hobbie take the game into the 9th inning  0-0 until Ernie Banks wins it for Cubs with walk-off home run off Drysdale and Dodgers for a 1-0 Cubs victory at Wrigley Field.  Glen Hobbie earns the victory with a CG shutout. 

August 17, 1961
At Wrigley Field, in game 1 of a doubleheader, Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Ernie Banks, 1 each by Andre Rodgers & Ron Santo as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 11-4. 

August 17, 1966
Ernie Bank's 3-run, 10th inning home run help the Cubs defeat the
Phillies 5-3. 

August 17, 1970
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Padres 7-0 behind Milt Pappas' 6-hit
complete game shutout.

August 17, 1971
Billy Williams 2000 hit in a 5-4 loss to Braves in Atl.

August 17, 1977
At Wrigley Field, Bobby Murcer homers twice and Rick Reuschel strikes
out 11 in a complete game 4-2 victory over the Pirates. 

August 17, 1978
At Wrigley Field, Rick Reuschel pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Reds 2-0.

August 17, 1988
At Riverfont Stadium, Rick Sutcliffe pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Reds 5-0. 

August 17, 1990
At Wrigley Field, Shawon Dunston homers twice and Mike Harkey pitches a 3-hit complete game shutout in a 7-0 Cubs win over the Braves.

August 17, 1993
In the 1st game of a doubleheader, Jose Guzman pitches a 5-hit complete game with 12 strikeouts as the Cubs defeat the Expos 7-2 at Wrigley Field.  Expos win game 2, 6-4. 

August 17, 2008
Trailing 2-0 to the Marlins, Cubs score 8 runs in the 7th inning on their way to a 9-2 win at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.  Reed Johnson has 4 hits and 3 RBI. 

August 17, 2014
Jake Arrieta gives up just 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings and Starlin Castro's 9th inning home run gives the Cubs a 2-1 Cubs win over the Mets at Citi Field. 

August 17, 2016
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Brewers 4-1. Jorge Soler goes 2 for 4 with a home run, run scored and 3 RBI.

August 17, 2017
At Wrigley Field, the Reds jump out to a big 9-0 lead, but Cubs come back to tie the game.  Reds win the game 13-10. 

August 17, 2018
For the 2nd straight day, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 1-0 with only a solo home run.  On 8/16 it was Ian Happ's home run, on 8/17, it's Kyle Schwarber's 2nd inning solo home run off Trevor Williams that is enough for the victory.  Cole Hamels pitches 7 scoreless innings and combine with 4 Cubs relievers on a 7-hit shutout. 

August 17, 2019
At PNC Park, Jon Lester and 2 Cubs relievers combine on a 4-hitter as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-0.  

August 17, 2020

In 2020, due to the shortened season, Major League Baseball decided that all doubleheaders will be 7 innings.  Cubs play their first 7 inning doubleheader of 2020 and get an extra home game on the season since this is a make-up game for the cancelled series in St. Louis.  The Cardinals defeat the Cubs 3-1 in game 1, but the Cubs get a nice comeback win in game 2.  

Trailing 4-1 into the 6th inning, Willson Contreras' RBI double makes it 4-2 and David Bote's 3-run home run gives the Cubs a 5-4 lead.

Jeremy Jeffress gets the save as the Cubs hold on for the 5-4 win over the Cardinals.  

August 17, 2021

Cubs break a 12-game losing streak as they defeat the Reds 2-1 on the road. Kyle Hendricks earns his current league leading 14th win of the season. Hendricks gave up one run (a home run by former Cub, Nicholas Castellanos) over 6 innings, giving up just 3 hits.  Frank Schwindel drove in the first run of the game with an RBI double scoring Rafael Ortega and Ian Happ homered for the Cubs 2nd run.  Happ had 3 hits in the game.