Cubs History
August 23

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August 23, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Jim Hickman hits 2 homers, 1 a grand slam as the Cubs defeat the Astros 11-5. 

Cubs History-August 23

Aug 23, 1942
At Wrigley Field, Claude Passeau scatters 9 Reds hits and records a complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Reds 3-0

August 23, 1963
At Wrigley Field, Billy Williams goes 2 for 2 with a walk, sacrifice fly, 2 home runs and 5 RBI.  Cubs needed all of this production in a 6-5 win over the Mets. 

August 23, 1969
At Wrigley Field, Jim Hickman hits 2 homers, 1 a grand slam as the Cubs defeat the Astros 11-5. 

August 23, 1974
At Candlestick Park, Rick Reuschel scatters 9 Giant hits as the Cubs defeat the Giants 1-0. 

August 23, 1975
Champ Summers and Rick Monday hit pinch home runs for the Cubs, but the Astros win the game, 14 - 12.

August 23, 1981
Cubs defeat the Giants 6-5 at Wrigley Field on a walk-off walk to Leon Durham. 

August 23, 1982
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Giants 8-5.  Bill Buckner goes 4 for 4 with 2 RBI & 3 runs scored.  

August 23, 1991
Trailing 4-1 into bottom of 8th,  Andre Dawson homers & Hector Villianeuva RBI single, Jerome Walton RBI SF & Mark Grace completes the comeback with a walk-off RBI double.  Chuck McElroy & Les Lancaster combine to pitch 5 1/3 scoreless relief innings to help Cubs come back and win.   

August 23, 1995
At Wrigley Field, Cubs hit 4 home runs, 2 by Sammy Sosa, 1 each by Scott Servais & Shawon Dunston as the Cubs defeat the Marlins 10-2.

August 23, 1998
At Wrigley Field, Sammy Sosa hits 2 solo home runs, but Craig Biggio hits two 3-run home runs as the Astros defeat the Cubs 13-3. 

August 23, 2008
At Wrigley Field, you gotta love 3-run home runs as Aramis Ramirez hits 2 of them in a 9-2 win over the Nationals. 

August 23, 2015
Dexter Fowler leads off 1st inning with a home run and the Cubs hit 5 home runs, 2 by Kris Bryant as the Cubs defeat the Braves 9-3 at Wrigley Field. 

August 23, 2016
In San Diego, the Cubs defeat the Padres 5-3.  Jake Arreita pitches 8 scoreless innings, allowing just 2 hits.  

August 23, 2018
At Wrigley Field, Cole Hamels pitches a complete game in an 8-2 Cubs win over the Reds.  Anthony Rizzo & Javier Baez homer for the Cubs.

August 23, 2020

Yu Darvish goes to 5-1 on the season and helps the Cubs a series sweep by the White Sox at Wrigley Field.  Darvish could not stop Jose Abeu who hit his 6th home run of the 3-game series for the only White Sox run of the game.  Former Cubs prospect, Dylan Cease pitched well for the White Sox, but Kyle Schwarber's 6th inning, 2-run home run is the game winner as the Cubs defeat the White Sox 2-1.  Darvish struck out 10 batters in 7 innings.