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.

August 3, 2020

Alec Mills continues the great starting pitcher for the Cubs at the beginning of the season.  Mills faces the team that traded him (the Royals) for the first time in his MLB career and he pitches 7 scoreless innings, giving up just 3 hits and 3 walks.  Kris Bryant, who has struggled at the plate early in the season, doubles and homers in the game. 

Rowan Wick earns the save giving up just one hit over 1 1/3 to complete the 5-hit shutout.  

Former Cub, Jorge Soler, returns to Wrigley Field and goes 1 for 3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts.