Cubs History 
September 15


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September 15, 1975 Game 1
Pirates score 3 runs in top of 9th to take a 5-4 lead over the Cubs, but Cubs rally to score 2 in the ninth to win it on Jerry Morales RBI double and Jose Cardenal's walk-off RBI double. 

Cubs History-September 15



September 15, 1968
At Connie Mack Stadium, Fergie Jenkins scatters 8 Phillies in a complete game 4-0 shutout. 

September 15, 1971
Burt Hooton gets his first career MLB victory with a complete game against the Mets.  Hooton strikes out 15 Mets batters and walks just 2, giving up 2 runs in a 3-2 Cubs victory in New York.

September 15, 1973
At Shae Stadium, Rick Reuschel scatters 10 Mets hits as the Cubs defeat the Mets 7-0. 

September 15, 1975 Game 1
Pirates score 3 runs in top of 9th to take a 5-4 lead over the Cubs, but Cubs rally to score 2 in the ninth to win it on Jerry Morales RBI double and Jose Cardenal's walk-off RBI double. 

September 15, 1976
At Jerry Parc, Ray Burris pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Expos 2-0. 

September 15, 1983
At Three Rivers Stadium, Ron Cey homers twice in an 8-4 Cubs loss to the Pirates. 

September 15, 1990
At Busch Stadium, Ryne Sandberg homers twice in a 6-2 Cubs win over the Cardinals. 

September 15, 1991
At Wrigley Field, Chico Walker hits 2 home runs (one to leadoff the game for the Cubs) in a 6-5 Cubs loss to the Expos in 10 innings on a walk-off walk. 

September 15, 2004
At Wrigley Field, Cubs hit 5 home runs, 2 by Sammy Sosa (one a grand slam) and 1 each by Derrek Lee, Neifi Perez & Michael Barrett in a 13-5 Cubs win over the Pirates. 

September 15, 2014 
Travis Wood & 3 Cubs relief pitchers shut out the Reds through 9 innings on 3 hits and Anthony Rizzo wins it with a walk-off home run in the 9th inning.  Cubs defeat the Reds 1-0 at Wrigley Field. 

September 15, 2015
Cubs avoid a doubleheader sweep by the Pirates in the 2nd game as Jon Lester pitches a complete game shutout as the Cubs defeat the Pirates 2-1.  

September 15, 2018
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Reds 1-0.  Willson Contreras drives in the only run with a 6th inning RBI single.  Jon Lester and 4 Cubs relievers combine on a 4-hit shutout.  

September 15, 2019
At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeat the Pirates 16-6.  Kris Bryant goes 3 for 5 with 2 home runs & 4 RBI.  Kyle Schwarber homers and goes 3 for 5 with 3 runs & 3 RBI.  Jonathan Lucroy & Ian Happ homer for Cubs & Nicholas Castellanos goes 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 runs scored.  Cubs sweep the Pirates in a 3 game series where they score 47 runs. 

The flip side of this is that the Cubs will win one more game after this game, but than go on a 9 game losing streak to end any playoff chances the team had in 2019.  2019 ends the Cubs playoff streak of 4 consecutive years (2015-2018).