August 5, 1971
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Padres are tied 0-0 into the 8th inning until the Cubs score 3 unearned runs. Juan Pizarro completes a 1-hit complete game shutout. Ollie Brown gets the only Padres hit.
August 5, 1958
Cubs blow a 9-3 lead as the game goes into extra innings, but Ernie Banks saves the day with a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning for a 10-9 victory at Wrigley Field. Banks goes 4 for 5 on the day with 3 singles, a home run, 2 runs scored & 3 RBI.
August 5, 1966
Ron Santo drives in all 4 Cubs runs with 2 home runs and a single. His 9th inning home run sends the game to extra innings and he wins it with a walk-off bases loaded single in the 10th for a 4-3 Cubs victory at Wrigley Field.
August 5, 1971
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs and Padres are tied 0-0 into the 8th inning until the Cubs score 3 unearned runs. Juan Pizzaro completes a 1-hit complete game shutout. Ollie Brown gets the only Padres hit.
August 5, 1979
Trailing 2-0 to the Cardinals in the 4th inning, Bill Buckner homers to cut the lead to 2-1 and he wins it for the Cubs in the 8th inning with a 2-run double scoring Barry Foote & Scot Thompson as Cubs defeat the Cardinals 3-2 at Wrigley Field.
August 5, 1984
At Wrigley Field, Keith Moreland's grand slam drives in all 4 Cubs run in a 4-3 victory over the Expos. Rick Reuschel & Lee Smith contribute with 5 scoreless relief innings. Reuschel gets the win and Smith gets the save.
August 5, 1986
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Mets 8-5. Ron Cey goes 3 for 3 with a walk, home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. In Cey's final at bat on August 3rd, he doubles in a run, reaches base all 4 times on August 4th and also reaches base all 4 games in this game. In total, Cey reaches base in 9 consecutive at bats from August 3rd to the 5th.
August 5, 2016
In Oakland, the Cubs defeat the A's 7-2. Jorge Soler goes 1 for 4 with a 2-run home run.
August 5, 2020
Cubs run their early season record to 10-2. The only other team in the majors with 10 wins is the Twins. Yu Darvish pitched very well and the offense came alive late, scoring 4 runs in the final two innings on their way to a 6-1 victory.
Colin Rea makes his Cubs debut in the 9th inning. Nico Hoerner starts in center field for the first time in 2020 and faces his former college teammate, Kris Bubic.