If you've been waiting for the Cubs offense to break out of its winter hibernation, Saturday was the game for you.
The Cubs' bats woke up with a season-best performance after an abysmal first 13 games. The North Siders scored 13 times in the first six innings, thanks to a whopping six home runs, in a 13-4 win.
"That's what we feel like this lineup is capable of any given night," manager David Ross said postgame.
Catcher Willson Contreras got things started with a solo home run in the first inning, adding another one in the third. It's his third straight game with a home run and the ninth multi-homer game of his career.
Shortstop Javy Báez followed Contreras in the third, sending a three-run blast to the left field bleachers to make it 6-0. Báez' blast pushed the Cubs over five runs for the first time this season.
Kris Bryant hit his first of two homers in the fifth, adding another in the sixth. He's up to five home runs this season after hitting four in 2020.
Saturday is the 28th time in Cubs history multiple players have hit two or more home runs. The most recent occurrence was Aug. 30, 2020 against the Reds (Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ and Jason Heyward).
David Bote also hit one in the fifth.
Add it all up, and you have a huge Cubs lead and a home blowout.
Happy Saturday, indeed, Cubs fans.