"Cole pretty much had no-hit stuff," Avila said. "You just had a feeling that we weren't going to have many opportunities against him. If he made a mistake, we weren't able to capitalize on it. He had unbelievable stuff. Just try to outlast him and keep the game where it was until we got into their bullpen and see if we got an opportunity there."
"It doesn't matter how you do it, as long as you get that win," Cubs catcher Alex Avila said. "It's exciting because when moments like today happen, you win a game of that variety, you're not only excited for that, but obviously it means something as well."