The Cubs left 17 men on base Saturday afternoon. That’s a club record for a nine-inning game, and it actually occurred in seven innings, because the Cubs went 1-2-3 in the eighth, and didn’t bat in the ninth.
There have been only 26 games in Cubs history (dating to 1920) in which they left 17 or more men on base — before today, all of them were extra-inning games.
The National League record for LOB in a nine-inning game is 18; that has occurred only five times, most recently by the Braves vs. the Dodgers on June 23, 1986. The major league record is 20, accomplished five times in American League games, but not since September 21, 1956, by the Yankees vs. the Red Sox.