Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) The Chicago Cubs win whenever they need to, with whatever it takes, even a seven-out save by Wade Davis to preserve a shrinking lead and a ''Did that really happen?'' four-run inning against Washington's Max Scherzer in a thriller of a Game 5.

That wild, bat-around fifth inning Thursday night for Chicago included Addison Russell's go-ahead, two-run double, a bases-loaded hit by pitch, and a disputed dropped third strike followed by a throwing error, helping the defending World Series champion Cubs come back - and then hold on - to edge the Nationals 9-8.

And for the third year in a row, Chicago reached the NL Championship Series.

''Give the boys credit,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''That's one of the most incredible victories I've ever been part of. I know a lot of people are probably saying the same thing, but under the circumstances, in the other team's ballpark, after a tough loss at home, to come back and do that, give our guys all the credit in the world.''

Russell drove in four runs and Davis, Chicago's seventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012.

''I've always known he's got a lot of mettle in his soul,'' Ben Zobrist, who scored two runs for Chicago, said about Davis. ''The guy just shows up. He's got ice in his veins.''

The same could be said for all of the Cubs.

They trailed 4-1, then led 8-4 and 9-6, in a game that lasted more than 4 1/2 hours and ended after midnight on Friday.

''It was `Bizarro World,' there's no question about it,'' Maddon said. ''But it happens. It happens this time of the year.''

Catcher Willson Contreras picked off Jose Lobaton at first base to quash a Washington threat in the eighth and Davis fanned a swinging Bryce Harper for the final out.

''Just trying to stay focused and confident in the end,'' Davis said.

Chicago, which surpassed its total of eight runs from the first four games of the NL Division Series, advanced to face the Los Angeles Dodgers, who will start ace Clayton Kershaw at home in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night.

For Maddon and the Cubs, this was their fourth consecutive victory in a win-or-be-eliminated postseason game. That includes three straight to end the 2016 World Series, when Chicago trailed the Cleveland Indians 3-1 before forcing a Game 7 won by the Cubs in 10 innings.

The Nationals, meanwhile, went one-and-done yet again: This is the fourth time in the past six years that the club won the NL East and immediately lost its opening playoff series. And this is the third time in that span that Washington bowed out with a Game 5 NLDS loss at home; that also happened in 2012 against the St. Louis Cardinals and last year against the Dodgers.

This one was played exactly five years to the day after the decider against the Cardinals, which the Nationals lost 9-7 in Washington. Just like that night, the Nationals started Gio Gonzalez. Just like that night, Washington raced out to an early lead (6-0 back then). And just like that night, Gonzalez had control problems and started giving back some of the edge.

''It was a series of bad events,'' Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. ''It really hurts, you know, to lose like that, especially after what we went through all year long, and that was tough.''

Homers by Daniel Murphy and Michael A. Taylor - whose grand slam off Davis backed Stephen Strasburg's 12-strikeout masterpiece in Washington's 5-0 victory in Game 4 at Wrigley Field on Wednesday - gave the hosts a 4-1 lead in the second against Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks.

But Gonzalez gave back two of those runs, so it was 4-3 as two-time Cy Young Award winner Scherzer entered for the fifth. He started Game 3 of this series, pushed back because of an injured right hamstring, and hadn't come out of the bullpen since 2013 with the Detroit Tigers.

''Huge. You look out there and you see Scherzer up there and you think, `One of the best, if not the best, pitcher out there on the mound,'' Russell said. ''You kind of have to change your game plan, your approach.''

By the time Scherzer's one inning was over, the Cubs had taken a 7-4 lead, and Russell had delivered the biggest hit. Chicago scored two earned runs and two unearned runs, on the strength of three hits, one hit by pitch, one intentional walk, a catcher's interference, and one very odd play.

What could have been a potentially inning-ending strikeout turned into a run, as Javier Baez swung and missed, but the ball went under catcher Matt Wieters' glove and through his legs. When Wieters collected the ball, he threw it into right field for an error, then appeared to argue that the play should have been ruled over because Baez's follow-through carried the bat into the catcher's mask.

''This game's cruel sometimes,'' Scherzer said. ''Just the way things can happen.''

The play was not reviewable under the challenge rules.

''When the ball gets past him,'' plate umpire and crew chief Jerry Layne said, ''in my judgment he didn't have any more opportunity after he had a chance to field the ball. There was no further play that could have been made on it.''

''The graze of the helmet didn't have anything to do, in my judgment, with anything at all, with that particular play,'' he said. ''I got together and found everybody was in agreement. That's what we went with.''

Russell made it 8-4 in the sixth on an RBI double when left fielder Jayson Werth tried to make a sliding catch but whiffed.

Werth said he lost the ball in the lights.

''It feels,'' he said, summing up the night for Washington, ''like if it could go wrong, it did.''

The lead was 9-6 when Washington got one run in the seventh on Harper's sacrifice fly, and one in the eighth on Taylor's RBI single.

But the Nationals wasted some opportunities. In the eighth, with two on and no outs, pinch-hitter Adam Lind hit into a double play. Later in that inning, again with two men aboard, Lobaton was nailed by Contreras' snap throw for the third out - Lobaton was originally ruled safe, a call that was overturned on replay.

In the seventh, Ryan Zimmerman was up as the go-ahead run with two men on, but Davis struck him out. That was part of an 0 for 4, three-K night for the first baseman who had a resurgent season, leading the Nationals with 36 homers and 108 RBIs.

That season is over for him and his team. The Cubs, though, will play on.

''We've been through it. And in those situations, we tend to start believing we're going to get the job done,'' Zobrist said, ''even if it doesn't look like we are.''

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  • W: B. Duensing (1-0)L: M. Scherzer (0-1)S: W. Davis (3)
  • HR: WAS - D. Murphy (1), M. Taylor (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Jay LF41210010.273.429.455.8835.5
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A. Rizzo 1B50010012.200.238.400.6380.5
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A. Almora CF10100100.333.429.333.7622.0
a- B. Zobrist LF22100100.235.278.353.6314.0
A. Russell SS41240112.222.300.333.6339.5
J. Heyward RF41000125.167.333.167.5001.0
J. Baez 2B50000021.000.067.000.067-1.0
K. Hendricks P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
b- T. La Stella PH0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
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M. Montgomery P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Quintana P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Martin CF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Almora in the 5th
  • b-awarded first on catcher's interference for Hendricks in the 5th
  • c-singled for Montgomery in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS60200020.143.217.190.4083.0
J. Werth LF41200211.167.318.222.5405.5
B. Harper RF41210111.211.304.421.7255.5
R. Zimmerman 1B40000137.150.227.350.577-0.5
D. Murphy 2B32221210.211.318.421.73911.5
A. Rendon 3B31100201.176.364.412.7754.0
M. Wieters C41200014.143.333.143.4762.5
R. Madson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Lind PH10000002.667.667.6671.3330.0
S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Taylor CF42241112.333.444.7331.17811.5
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S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lobaton C20100001.500.500.5001.0001.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Madson in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Albers in the 4th
  • c-grounded out for Kintzler in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jay (2), K. Bryant (2), A. Russell 2 (2)
  • RBI - J. Jay, K. Bryant (2), A. Rizzo (6), A. Russell 4 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Jay, A. Russell 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Werth, B. Harper, D. Murphy
  • HR - D. Murphy, M. Taylor (2)
  • SF - B. Harper
  • RBI - B. Harper (3), D. Murphy 2 (2), M. Taylor 4 (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Murphy, M. Taylor (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Turner
  • Picked Off - J. Lobaton
FIELDING
  • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Baez, A. Russell
FIELDING
  • E - M. Wieters 2 (2)
  • PB - M. Wieters
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks4.09441723.271.361.5
B. Duensing (W, 1-0)0.20001100.000.756.5
P. Strop1.00111102.700.601.5
M. Montgomery0.121120027.006.00-5.0
C. Edwards0.001110023.142.57-2.0
J. Quintana (H, 1)0.21001000.000.79-2.0
W. Davis (S, 3)2.12112304.151.629.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks4.0
B. Duensing (W, 1-0)0.2
P. Strop1.0
M. Montgomery0.1
C. Edwards0.0
J. Quintana (H, 1)0.2
W. Davis (S, 3)2.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Gonzalez3.03334506.751.501.5
M. Albers1.00000000.000.863.0
M. Scherzer (L, 0-1)1.03421103.681.09-7.5
B. Kintzler1.01111005.400.900.0
S. Solis0.12110009.004.00-3.0
R. Madson1.20000102.251.253.5
S. Doolittle1.00000200.000.334.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Montgomery
  • IBB - K. Hendricks, M. Montgomery
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 81-59, B. Duensing 19-11, P. Strop 16-11, M. Montgomery 14-8, C. Edwards 5-1, J. Quintana 12-6, W. Davis 44-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 1-4, P. Strop 2-0, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 22, B. Duensing 3, P. Strop 4, M. Montgomery 5, C. Edwards, J. Quintana 4, W. Davis 9
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Gonzalez 2 (2)
  • IBB - M. Scherzer
  • HBP - M. Scherzer (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Gonzalez 67-39, M. Albers 16-9, M. Scherzer 28-20, B. Kintzler 23-14, S. Solis 12-8, R. Madson 19-15, S. Doolittle 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Gonzalez 3-1, M. Albers 2-1, M. Scherzer 1-2, B. Kintzler 2-1, S. Solis 1-0, R. Madson 4-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Gonzalez 16, M. Albers 3, M. Scherzer 10, B. Kintzler 5, S. Solis 3, R. Madson 5, S. Doolittle 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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CubsCHC3-2
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Jay LF41210010.273.429.455.8835.5
W. Davis P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Bryant 3B51110015.200.238.300.5383.5
A. Rizzo 1B50010012.200.238.400.6380.5
W. Contreras C32100200.214.450.429.8795.0
A. Almora CF10100100.333.429.333.7622.0
a- B. Zobrist LF22100100.235.278.353.6314.0
A. Russell SS41240112.222.300.333.6339.5
J. Heyward RF41000125.167.333.167.5001.0
J. Baez 2B50000021.000.067.000.067-1.0
K. Hendricks P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
b- T. La Stella PH0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Montgomery P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- K. Schwarber PH11100000.200.333.200.5332.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Quintana P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Martin CF10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-singled for Almora in the 5th
  • b-awarded first on catcher's interference for Hendricks in the 5th
  • c-singled for Montgomery in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS60200020.143.217.190.4083.0
J. Werth LF41200211.167.318.222.5405.5
B. Harper RF41210111.211.304.421.7255.5
R. Zimmerman 1B40000137.150.227.350.577-0.5
D. Murphy 2B32221210.211.318.421.73911.5
A. Rendon 3B31100201.176.364.412.7754.0
M. Wieters C41200014.143.333.143.4762.5
R. Madson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Lind PH10000002.667.667.6671.3330.0
S. Doolittle P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Taylor CF42241112.333.444.7331.17811.5
G. Gonzalez P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Albers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- V. Robles PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Scherzer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- W. Difo PH10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Solis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Lobaton C20100001.500.500.5001.0001.0
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  • a-grounded into a double play for Madson in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Albers in the 4th
  • c-grounded out for Kintzler in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Jay (2), K. Bryant (2), A. Russell 2 (2)
  • RBI - J. Jay, K. Bryant (2), A. Rizzo (6), A. Russell 4 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Jay, A. Russell 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Werth, B. Harper, D. Murphy
  • HR - D. Murphy, M. Taylor (2)
  • SF - B. Harper
  • RBI - B. Harper (3), D. Murphy 2 (2), M. Taylor 4 (8)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Murphy, M. Taylor (5)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - T. Turner
  • Picked Off - J. Lobaton
FIELDING
  • DP - A. Rizzo, J. Baez, A. Russell
FIELDING
  • E - M. Wieters 2 (2)
  • PB - M. Wieters
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks4.09441723.271.361.5
B. Duensing (W, 1-0)0.20001100.000.756.5
P. Strop1.00111102.700.601.5
M. Montgomery0.121120027.006.00-5.0
C. Edwards0.001110023.142.57-2.0
J. Quintana (H, 1)0.21001000.000.79-2.0
W. Davis (S, 3)2.12112304.151.629.5
Total9.014889122---
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks4.0
B. Duensing (W, 1-0)0.2
P. Strop1.0
M. Montgomery0.1
C. Edwards0.0
J. Quintana (H, 1)0.2
W. Davis (S, 3)2.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Gonzalez3.03334506.751.501.5
M. Albers1.00000000.000.863.0
M. Scherzer (L, 0-1)1.03421103.681.09-7.5
B. Kintzler1.01111005.400.900.0
S. Solis0.12110009.004.00-3.0
R. Madson1.20000102.251.253.5
S. Doolittle1.00000200.000.334.0
Total9.0997690---
PITCHERSIP
G. Gonzalez3.0
M. Albers1.0
M. Scherzer (L, 0-1)1.0
B. Kintzler1.0
S. Solis0.1
R. Madson1.2
S. Doolittle1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Montgomery
  • IBB - K. Hendricks, M. Montgomery
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 81-59, B. Duensing 19-11, P. Strop 16-11, M. Montgomery 14-8, C. Edwards 5-1, J. Quintana 12-6, W. Davis 44-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 1-4, P. Strop 2-0, W. Davis 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 22, B. Duensing 3, P. Strop 4, M. Montgomery 5, C. Edwards, J. Quintana 4, W. Davis 9
PITCHING
  • WP - G. Gonzalez 2 (2)
  • IBB - M. Scherzer
  • HBP - M. Scherzer (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Gonzalez 67-39, M. Albers 16-9, M. Scherzer 28-20, B. Kintzler 23-14, S. Solis 12-8, R. Madson 19-15, S. Doolittle 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Gonzalez 3-1, M. Albers 2-1, M. Scherzer 1-2, B. Kintzler 2-1, S. Solis 1-0, R. Madson 4-0
  • Batters Faced - G. Gonzalez 16, M. Albers 3, M. Scherzer 10, B. Kintzler 5, S. Solis 3, R. Madson 5, S. Doolittle 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Taylor singled to center, Murphy scored98
  • 7TH INNING
    Harper hit sacrifice fly to center, Taylor scored97
    Bryant reached on fielder's choice to third, Schwarber scored, Jay out at second96
  • 6TH INNING
    Murphy doubled to deep left, Harper scored, Zimmerman to third86
    Werth scored, Harper to third on wild pitch85
    Russell doubled to left center, Zobrist scored84
  • 5TH INNING
    Jay hit by pitch, Heyward scored, Baez to third, La Stella to second74
    Russell scored, Heyward out at second on wild pitch64
    Baez struck out, reached on passed ball, Russell scored, Heyward to third on catcher Wieters fielding error54
    Russell doubled to deep left, Contreras and Zobrist scored54
  • 3RD INNING
    Contreras scored on wild pitch34
    Russell grounded out to shortstop, Bryant scored, Contreras to third, Almora to second24
  • 2ND INNING
    Taylor homered to left, Rendon and Wieters scored14
    Murphy homered to right11
  • 1ST INNING
    Rizzo grounded out to second, Jay scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sean Doolittle pitching
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • L. Martin: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Martin lined out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Davis Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner flied out to center
    • J. Werth: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Werth struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • R. Madson Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Contreras grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to first
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • W. Davis Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rendon walked, Murphy to second
    • Adam Lind hit for Ryan Madson
    • A. Lind: Lind grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Murphy to third, Rendon out at second
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Taylor singled to center, Murphy scored
    • J. Lobaton: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lobaton singled to center, Taylor to second
    • T. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Lobaton picked off at first, catcher to first
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Sammy Solis pitching
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Baez grounded bunt out to first
    • Kyle Schwarber hit for Mike Montgomery
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber singled to deep right
    • J. Jay: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay singled to center, Schwarber to third
    • Ryan Madson pitching
    • Jose Lobaton catching
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bryant reached on fielder's choice to third, Schwarber scored, Jay out at second
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carl Edwards pitching
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor walked
    • Jose Quintana relieved Carl Edwards
    • J. Lobaton: Lobaton flied out to shallow right
    • T. Turner: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Turner singled to right, Taylor to second
    • J. Werth: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Werth walked, Taylor to third, Turner to second
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Harper hit sacrifice fly to center, Taylor scored
    • Wade Davis pitching
    • Leonys Martin in center
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Brandon Kintzler relieved Max Scherzer
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to pitcher
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Contreras grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked
    • A. Russell: Russell doubled to left center, Zobrist scored
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Heyward flied out to shallow center
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Wilmer Difo hit for Brandon Kintzler
    • W. Difo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Difo grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Turner grounded out to third
    • J. Werth: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Werth walked
    • Mike Montgomery relieved Pedro Strop
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Harper doubled to shallow right, Werth to third
    • R. Zimmerman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Werth scored, Harper to third on wild pitch
    • D. Murphy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Murphy doubled to deep left, Harper scored, Zimmerman to third
    • A. Rendon: Rendon intentionally walked
    • M. Wieters: Wieters flied out to right
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Max Scherzer pitching
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Bryant grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Rizzo flied out to deep center
    • W. Contreras: Foul, Foul, Contreras reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Ben Zobrist hit for Albert Almora
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Zobrist singled to left, Contreras to second
    • A. Russell: Russell doubled to deep left, Contreras and Zobrist scored
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Heyward intentionally walked
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Russell scored, Heyward out at second on wild pitch
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Kyle Hendricks
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, La Stella reached on catcher's interference
    • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Ball, Jay hit by pitch, Heyward scored, Baez to third, La Stella to second
    • K. Bryant: Bryant popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Duensing pitching
    • D. Murphy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Murphy walked
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rendon lined out to center
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Wieters struck out swinging
    • Pedro Strop relieved Brian Duensing
    • M. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Matt Albers relieved Gio Gonzalez
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Baez grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hendricks grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Jay: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jay popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Victor Robles hit for Matt Albers
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Robles struck out swinging
    • T. Turner: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • J. Werth: Foul, Strike swinging, Werth singled to left center
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Harper singled to center, Werth to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Zimmerman flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bryant doubled to left center
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Rizzo struck out looking
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Contreras walked
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Almora walked, Bryant to third, Contreras to second
    • A. Russell: Russell grounded out to shortstop, Bryant scored, Contreras to third, Almora to second
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Contreras scored on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Murphy struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rendon flied out to center
    • M. Wieters: Foul, Ball, Wieters singled to right
    • M. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Taylor popped out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Baez flied out to shallow right
    • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hendricks struck out swinging
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jay struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • D. Murphy: Murphy homered to right
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rendon singled to shallow right center
    • M. Wieters: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Wieters reached on bunt single to pitcher, Rendon to second
    • M. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Taylor homered to left, Rendon and Wieters scored
    • G. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • J. Werth: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Werth doubled to deep right center
    • B. Harper: Harper intentionally walked
    • R. Zimmerman: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • J. Jay: Strike looking, Jay doubled to right
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Jay to third on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Rizzo grounded out to second, Jay scored
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras walked
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora singled to right, Contreras to third
    • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Russell walked, Almora to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Turner reached on an infield single to second
    • J. Werth: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Turner stole second, Ball, Werth lined out to center, Turner to third
    • B. Harper: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Harper reached on fielder's choice to second, Turner out at home
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)