Almora started the third with a first-pitch homer, and Russell added a long solo homer with two outs in the fourth. It was Chicago's fifth homer of the game.
The Cubs climbed back over.500 at 46-45 and pulled within 4 1/2 games of the Brewers - who lost at home to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday. "We have a lot of the same core that we had a year ago and we won the whole thing".
"That's going to help me, because the hitting coaches and other staff working with me won't need a translator".
"I felt really good", Davis told MASN. The Cubs hit 10 home runs during the sweep at Camden Yards.
Closer Wade Davis has been flawless so far, converting all 16 save opportunities.
Trumbo, Trey Mancini and Joey Rickard had RBI singles in the fifth off reliever Justin Grimm to cut the lead to 8-6.
But this is exactly what Epstein envisioned when he gave up two blue-chip prospects in last week's blockbuster deal, exactly what manager Joe Maddon hoped Quintana's presence would do for a quiet clubhouse after an underachieving first half.
"It was really important under the circumstances", Maddon said. We grab a lead, and then he pitched really well with a lead. That's the part that would've made it even more hard. Bud Norris got Tim Beckham to ground into a double play for his 14th save, ending Tampa Bay's four-game winning streak. The Cubs hit four of those homers and scored eight runs in the first three innings. Gausman saw his ERA jump to 6.39, and while he avoided the loss, the right-hander was not happy.
"It's frustrating", Gausman said. "It was just bad".
The Baltimore Orioles haven't been able to rely on their starting pitchers all season, and nothing was different this weekend against the Cubs.
He got the victory July 9 versus the Twins in an 11-5 game but allowed four runs on four hits in five innings. They struck out six and walked only one.
Also, manager Buck Showalter moved Adam Jones back to the leadoff spot, where he'd been much of 2016 and for part of this year. Joseph drove in his second run of the night with a single in the bottom of the ninth, but this time there would be no further rally. Seeing him on the mound for the Cubs for the first time makes this one worth checking out.
YANKEES 3-0, RED SOX 0-3 Mookie Betts hit a two-run home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. went over the bullpen wall to steal one from Aaron Judge, helping David Price shut down NY and giving host Boston a split of the day-night doubleheader.
Caleb Joseph drove in two of Baltimore's runs with a homer and an RBI single.
Rizzo hit his 22nd home run in the ninth off Darren O'Day. Quintana, whose 95 quality starts since the beginning of 2013 ranked second in the American League when the Cubs traded for him, also ranked second in the AL during that span in worst run support (3.95 runs per nine innings).
Wade Davis was the only Chicago Cubs player to be named an All-Star and represent the team in Miami this year.