The Colts won the first game of the series with the Browns. Hutchinson pitched against his old companions and was hit hard until he retired in the seventh inning. Kissinger, who replaced him, held the visitors down to two hits.
-Sporting Life, May 1, 1897
I had no idea that the Cubs were once known as the Colts. Obviously, I knew that they were once the White Stockings and I knew that they had been called the Orphans but I totally missed the Colts thing. It appears, after checking B-Ref, that they used the Colts moniker from 1890 through the 1897 season. I feel that I'm a better person now for knowing this.
As to the game, it looks like Bill Hutchinson had a day. He gave up nine runs, walked seven, and it looked that the Chicagos were running at will on him. But this was the Browns pitching. Everybody got healthy against Browns pitching.