Cubs History
August 3


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August 3, 1971
At the Astrodome in Houston, the Cubs defeat the Astros 5-0 on Bill Hand's 5-hit complete game shutout. 

Cubs History-August 3


August 3
The birthday of Cubs relief pitcher, Rod Beck (1998-1999)

August 3, 1958 (GM2)
In Gm2 of a DH, Lee Walls goes 2 or 4 with 3 RBI as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 12-10 at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. 

August 3, 1965
At Connie Mack Stadium, Bill Faul pitches a 2-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Phillies 2-0. 

August 3, 1971
At the Astrodome in Houston, the Cubs defeat the Astros 5-0 on Bill Hand's 5-hit complete game shutout. 

August 3, 1972
At Jerry Parc in Montreal, Cubs defeat the Expos 3-0 as Bill Hands takes a no-hitter into the 7th inning until Ken Singleton singles.  Hands will finish with a 1-hit complete game shutout. 

August 3, 1973
At Jerry Parc, the Cubs defeat the Expos 3-0 behind Rick Reuschel's 4-hit shutout and 11 strikeouts.

August 3, 1974
At Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 4-3.  Bill Madlcok goes 4 for 4 driving in 2 of the Cubs 4 runs and scoring one other.

August 3, 1976
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Phillies 4-0 on Rick Reuschel's 9-hit complete game shutout. 

August 3, 2016
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs complete a 3-game sweep of the Marlins, but need 3 runs in the ninth to win it.  Ben Zobrist ties the game on a bases loaded walk and the winning run is scored by Matt Szczur on a wild pitch
by Marlins pitcher, AJ Ramos.  

August 3, 2017
At Wrigley Field, Willson Contreras homers twice and drives in 6 runs for the Cubs, but the Dbacks, Paul Goldschmidt hits 3 as Cubs lose 10-8.