Cubs top Reds 8-6 in wild 6-HR game

CHICAGO (AP) Addison Russell delivered an impressive all-around performance on a wild day.

The Chicago Cubs needed every last bit of it, too.

Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading Chicago to an 8-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

With the wind blowing out on a warm afternoon at the iconic neighborhood ballpark, Albert Almora Jr. and Jason Heyward also connected to help the NL Central-leading Cubs rebound from a disappointing loss in the series opener Friday.

Russell finished with three hits and scored twice. The second baseman also made a nice stab and tag to retire Jose Iglesias when he attempted to steal second in the eighth.

''I'm getting there,'' Russell said. ''It's still a process right now. I think whenever the right time is here, I'm gonna be able to bloom.''

Russell was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after completing his suspension this month, but he was recalled May 8 and hit his first homer of the season May 15 at Cincinnati.

He hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning Saturday, giving the Cubs a 3-2 lead. He also had a timely bunt single and scored a big insurance run in the eighth.

Tucker Barnhart hit a two-run homer for the last-place Reds, who finished with 14 hits. Yasiel Puig and Derek Dietrich also went deep.

''I think it was a hitter's day today,'' Reds manager David Bell said. ''You don't really try to change your approach too much, but it seemed like any ball that got up into the air had a chance to get out.''

Dietrich's 13th homer tied it in the eighth. But the Cubs went ahead to stay on David Bote's RBI double against Jared Hughes (2-2) in the bottom half, and Kyle Schwarber added a sacrifice fly.

Dillon Maples (1-0) got two outs for the win after he was recalled from the minors before the game. Tyler Chatwood gave Chicago's weary bullpen a lift by working the ninth for his first save since 2017.

The Cubs also got some important length from Yu Darvish, who allowed six runs and 12 hits in seven-plus innings. Manager Joe Maddon was concerned about the bullpen coming into the day, and Darvish pitched past the sixth for the first time this season.

Cincinnati had a chance for another late rally after Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run homer in the ninth in Friday's 6-5 victory.

The Reds scored twice in the fifth to trim the Cubs' lead to 5-4. Suarez had an RBI single and Puig belted a long solo shot over the left-field bleachers.

After Heyward led off the fifth with a drive into the basket in left-center, Reds rookie Nick Senzel hit a two-out RBI single in the sixth to make it a one-run game again.

Cincinnati put its first two batters on in the ninth, but Chatwood got Jesse Winker to bounce into a 3-6-1 double play and Puig flied out to right to end the game. It was Chatwood's third career save, continuing a nice comeback season for the right-hander.

STRETCHING OUT

After striking out Puig to end the seventh, Darvish had 100 pitches and appeared finished. But Maddon let the right-hander go back out for the eighth.

''He had his quickest inning the inning before,'' Maddon said. ''I think it was a six-pitch inning and I thought he looked really sharp. With the shorter bullpen, I thought, `Let's give it a roll.'''

Although it didn't work out, Darvish was pleased and considered the performance a positive.

''After the (eighth), I was frustrated, but the team won, so I'm so happy right now,'' he said.

ROSTER MOVES

The Cubs recalled left-hander Tim Collins and Maples from Triple-A Iowa to bolster their bullpen. Right-hander James Norwood and outfielder Mark Zagunis were optioned to Iowa following Friday's game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: RHP Pedro Strop (strained left hamstring) was scheduled to throw a bullpen on Saturday, followed by another session on Monday or Tuesday. ''He's getting very close,'' Maddon said. ''Hopefully by the end of next week ... whether he's gonna go out (on rehab assignment), we should know by then.''

UP NEXT

Reds righty Tanner Roark (3-3, 3.51 ERA) faces lefty Jose Quintana (4-3, 3.30 ERA) Sunday in the finale of the three-game series. Roark, who is from nearby Wilmington, Illinois, is 4-1 with a 3.03 ERA in six games at Wrigley Field. Quintana allowed three runs in five innings at Cincinnati on May 16.

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  • W: D. Maples (1-0)L: J. Hughes (2-2)S: T. Chatwood (1)
  • HR: CIN - T. Barnhart (5), Y. Puig (9), D. Dietrich (13), CHC - J. Heyward (7), A. Almora (6), A. Russell (2)
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J. Votto 1B51300001.226.332.350.6824.0
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J. Winker LF40000105.224.305.455.7601.0
Y. Puig RF51111024.213.257.391.6475.0
D. Dietrich 2B32111100.243.359.6451.0048.0
J. Iglesias SS40200001.304.333.422.7561.0
T. Barnhart C42321011.195.296.347.64410.5
T. Mahle P20000012.067.067.133.200-0.5
a- J. VanMeter PH10000011.167.286.222.508-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Mahle in the 6th
  • b-walked for Lorenzen in the 8th
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K. Schwarber LF41110010.234.344.435.7792.5
K. Bryant 3B-RF41200120.288.411.576.9874.0
A. Rizzo 1B40120003.278.393.585.9795.0
J. Baez SS30000122.308.352.582.9340.0
J. Heyward RF41111002.238.352.402.7546.0
D. Maples P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Chatwood P00000000.333.333.6671.0000.0
V. Caratini C41100010.379.514.5861.1001.5
A. Almora CF22111100.264.306.432.7388.0
A. Russell 2B42321000.256.310.436.74510.0
Y. Darvish P30000021.053.053.053.105-1.0
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Bote 3B10110000.254.343.418.7613.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Barnhart (3)
    • HR - Y. Puig (9), D. Dietrich (13), T. Barnhart (5)
    • RBI - N. Senzel (8), E. Suarez (34), Y. Puig (29), D. Dietrich (28), T. Barnhart 2 (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Senzel (5), Y. Puig (15)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Senzel 3 (3), J. Votto, Y. Puig 4 (4)
    BATTING
    • 2B - K. Bryant (15), A. Rizzo (10), D. Bote (8)
    • HR - J. Heyward (7), A. Almora (6), A. Russell (2)
    • SF - K. Schwarber (4)
    • SH - A. Almora (4)
    • RBI - K. Schwarber (19), A. Rizzo 2 (40), J. Heyward (19), A. Almora (19), A. Russell 2 (4), D. Bote (18)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo 2 (8), A. Almora (12)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo 2 (2), J. Baez 2 (2), J. Heyward 2 (2), Y. Darvish
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Iglesias (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Russell-Baez-Rizzo; Rizzo-Baez-Chatwood)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Mahle5.09661534.151.241.5
    M. Lorenzen2.00000302.301.397.5
    J. Hughes (L, 2-2)0.12221004.151.25-10.0
    W. Peralta0.20001005.301.23-1.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Mahle5.0
    M. Lorenzen2.0
    J. Hughes (L, 2-2)0.1
    W. Peralta0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Y. Darvish7.012662535.401.623.5
    K. Ryan0.10000104.961.410.5
    D. Maples (W, 1-0)0.20001100.001.806.5
    T. Chatwood (S, 1)1.02000002.761.368.0
    PITCHERSIP
    Y. Darvish7.0
    K. Ryan0.1
    D. Maples (W, 1-0)0.2
    T. Chatwood (S, 1)1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - W. Peralta
    • HBP - T. Mahle (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 95-61, M. Lorenzen 19-14, J. Hughes 12-6, W. Peralta 6-4
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 9-1, M. Lorenzen 2-1, J. Hughes 1-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 26, M. Lorenzen 6, J. Hughes 4, W. Peralta 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - Y. Darvish (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 108-82, K. Ryan 4-3, D. Maples 10-5, T. Chatwood 12-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 11-4, T. Chatwood 1-1
    • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 34, K. Ryan, D. Maples 2, T. Chatwood 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    N. Senzel CF50110023.235.309.400.7091.0
    J. Votto 1B51300001.226.332.350.6824.0
    E. Suarez 3B50310000.267.346.545.8914.0
    J. Winker LF40000105.224.305.455.7601.0
    Y. Puig RF51111024.213.257.391.6475.0
    D. Dietrich 2B32111100.243.359.6451.0048.0
    J. Iglesias SS40200001.304.333.422.7561.0
    T. Barnhart C42321011.195.296.347.64410.5
    T. Mahle P20000012.067.067.133.200-0.5
    a- J. VanMeter PH10000011.167.286.222.508-0.5
    M. Lorenzen P0000-000.125.222.250.000-
    b- J. Peraza PH00000100.209.267.324.5901.0
    J. Hughes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    W. Peralta P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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    • a-struck out for Mahle in the 6th
    • b-walked for Lorenzen in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Schwarber LF41110010.234.344.435.7792.5
    K. Bryant 3B-RF41200120.288.411.576.9874.0
    A. Rizzo 1B40120003.278.393.585.9795.0
    J. Baez SS30000122.308.352.582.9340.0
    J. Heyward RF41111002.238.352.402.7546.0
    D. Maples P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    T. Chatwood P00000000.333.333.6671.0000.0
    V. Caratini C41100010.379.514.5861.1001.5
    A. Almora CF22111100.264.306.432.7388.0
    A. Russell 2B42321000.256.310.436.74510.0
    Y. Darvish P30000021.053.053.053.105-1.0
    K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Bote 3B10110000.254.343.418.7613.0
    Total3381183388-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Barnhart (3)
      • HR - Y. Puig (9), D. Dietrich (13), T. Barnhart (5)
      • RBI - N. Senzel (8), E. Suarez (34), Y. Puig (29), D. Dietrich (28), T. Barnhart 2 (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Senzel (5), Y. Puig (15)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Senzel 3 (3), J. Votto, Y. Puig 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Bryant (15), A. Rizzo (10), D. Bote (8)
      • HR - J. Heyward (7), A. Almora (6), A. Russell (2)
      • SF - K. Schwarber (4)
      • SH - A. Almora (4)
      • RBI - K. Schwarber (19), A. Rizzo 2 (40), J. Heyward (19), A. Almora (19), A. Russell 2 (4), D. Bote (18)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Rizzo 2 (8), A. Almora (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo 2 (2), J. Baez 2 (2), J. Heyward 2 (2), Y. Darvish
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Iglesias (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Russell-Baez-Rizzo; Rizzo-Baez-Chatwood)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Mahle5.09661534.151.241.5
      M. Lorenzen2.00000302.301.397.5
      J. Hughes (L, 2-2)0.12221004.151.25-10.0
      W. Peralta0.20001005.301.23-1.0
      Total8.01188383---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Mahle5.0
      M. Lorenzen2.0
      J. Hughes (L, 2-2)0.1
      W. Peralta0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Y. Darvish7.012662535.401.623.5
      K. Ryan0.10000104.961.410.5
      D. Maples (W, 1-0)0.20001100.001.806.5
      T. Chatwood (S, 1)1.02000002.761.368.0
      Total9.01466373---
      PITCHERSIP
      Y. Darvish7.0
      K. Ryan0.1
      D. Maples (W, 1-0)0.2
      T. Chatwood (S, 1)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - W. Peralta
      • HBP - T. Mahle (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 95-61, M. Lorenzen 19-14, J. Hughes 12-6, W. Peralta 6-4
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 9-1, M. Lorenzen 2-1, J. Hughes 1-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 26, M. Lorenzen 6, J. Hughes 4, W. Peralta 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - Y. Darvish (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 108-82, K. Ryan 4-3, D. Maples 10-5, T. Chatwood 12-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 11-4, T. Chatwood 1-1
      • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 34, K. Ryan, D. Maples 2, T. Chatwood 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Schwarber hit sacrifice fly to center, Russell scored68
        Bote doubled to left center, Almora scored, Russell to third67
        Dietrich homered to center66
      • 6TH INNING
        Senzel singled to center, Barnhart scored56
      • 5TH INNING
        Heyward homered to center46
        Puig homered to left45
        Suarez singled to left, Votto scored35
      • 4TH INNING
        Rizzo doubled to deep right center, Schwarber and Bryant scored25
        Russell homered to center, Caratini scored23
      • 2ND INNING
        Almora homered to right center21
        Barnhart homered to left center, Dietrich scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tyler Chatwood relieved Dillon Maples
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto singled to center
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez singled to left, Votto to second
        • J. Winker: Ball, Ball, Winker grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Votto to third, Suarez out at second
        • Y. Puig: Foul, Puig flied out to right
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Dietrich homered to center
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Iglesias singled to shallow left center
        • Kyle Ryan relieved Yu Darvish
        • T. Barnhart: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart struck out looking
        • Jose Peraza hit for Michael Lorenzen
        • Dillon Maples pitching
        • David Bote at third base
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iglesias caught stealing second, catcher to second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peraza walked
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jared Hughes pitching
        • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Caratini grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Almora walked
        • A. Russell: Russell reached on bunt single to shortstop, Almora to second
        • D. Bote: Bote doubled to left center, Almora scored, Russell to third
        • Wandy Peralta relieved Jared Hughes
        • K. Schwarber: Foul, Schwarber hit sacrifice fly to center, Russell scored
        • K. Bryant: Bryant intentionally walked
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo lined out to right
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Suarez flied out to deep right
        • J. Winker: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Winker grounded out to second
        • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo grounded out to first
        • J. Baez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Heyward lined out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to second
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnhart doubled to deep right center
        • Josh VanMeter hit for Tyler Mahle
        • J. VanMeter: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, VanMeter struck out looking
        • N. Senzel: Senzel singled to center, Barnhart scored
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Votto grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Michael Lorenzen pitching
        • Y. Darvish: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Darvish struck out swinging
        • K. Schwarber: Schwarber grounded out to third
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Foul, Votto singled to left center
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Votto to second on wild pitch, Suarez singled to left, Votto scored
        • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Winker grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Suarez out at second
        • Y. Puig: Puig homered to left
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Dietrich grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward homered to center
        • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Caratini grounded out to second
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Almora grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Dietrich fouled out to third
        • J. Iglesias: Iglesias singled to right
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Barnhart singled to right, Iglesias to second
        • T. Mahle: Foul, Ball, Mahle grounded out to pitcher, Iglesias to third, Barnhart to second
        • N. Senzel: Ball, Senzel grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • V. Caratini: Caratini singled to left
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora hit sacrifice bunt to third, Caratini to second
        • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Foul, Russell homered to center, Caratini scored
        • Y. Darvish: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Darvish struck out swinging
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Schwarber singled to center
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Bryant singled to right, Schwarber to second
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo doubled to deep right center, Schwarber and Bryant scored
        • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Baez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Votto grounded out to third
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez grounded out to third
        • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Winker walked
        • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Foul, Schwarber flied out to deep right
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch
        • J. Baez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Baez walked, Rizzo to second
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked
        • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias grounded out to shortstop, Dietrich to second
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart homered to left center, Dietrich scored
        • T. Mahle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Mahle struck out looking
        • N. Senzel: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Senzel struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Heyward grounded out to shortstop
        • V. Caratini: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Caratini struck out swinging
        • A. Almora: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Almora homered to right center
        • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Russell singled to right
        • Y. Darvish: Strike looking, Darvish grounded out to catcher
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • Y. Darvish Pitching:
        • N. Senzel: Foul, Senzel grounded out to second
        • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto singled to shallow left
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Suarez singled to left, Votto to second
        • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Winker lined out to left
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Puig lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Mahle Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
        • K. Bryant: Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant doubled to shallow right
        • A. Rizzo: Foul, Rizzo reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bryant out at third
        • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Baez struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)