Cubs hold off A's for wild 6-5 win

CHICAGO (AP) Led by Javier Baez, the Chicago Cubs had enough offense Monday night to make up for the absence of Willson Contreras.

They missed Craig Kimbrel - a lot.

Baez went deep twice on the fifth anniversary of his major league debut, and the Cubs held on for a wild 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

''Team victory once again,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''The whole group was utilized on the field.''

Especially his bullpen.

The Cubs placed Kimbrel on the 10-day injured list before the game, and Brandon Kintzler had discomfort in his right pectoral muscle after escaping a jam in the eighth.

After Kyle Ryan faltered in the ninth, David Phelps came in with two on and two out. Marcus Semien then flied out to the warning track in left , coming up just short in his bid for a third homer on the night.

''We were one groove away on the bat from going ahead right there,'' Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.

Phelps, who came over in a trade with Toronto last week, earned his first save since Sept. 20, 2016, for Miami against Washington. Rowan Wick (2-0) got two outs for the win.

''It's just next guy up,'' said Kyle Hendricks, who pitched two-run ball into the seventh inning. ''We have confidence in every single guy in that locker room.''

Ian Happ and Nicholas Castellanos also homered as Chicago improved to 40-18 at home with its fourth straight win. It was Castellanos' first homer since he was acquired in a trade with Detroit on Wednesday.

The Cubs are counting on their depth to help them stay on top of the NL Central until Kimbrel and Contreras return. Kimbrel is dealing with right knee inflammation, and Contreras is expected to miss four weeks after an MRI showed a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

Maddon said it will be closer by committee while Kimbrel is out, and Victor Caratini will be the primary catcher while Contreras is sidelined. The 12-hit attack in the series opener helped make up for a shaky performance by the bullpen on a warm night.

Oakland had won six of seven and nearly pulled off an impressive rally in its first game at Wrigley Field since 2010. Semien led the way, and Nick Martini connected for his second career homer in a successful homecoming for suburban Chicago native.

''I don't know if I could've planned it any better than that,'' Martini said. ''It was a special moment to do that in front of all my friends and family, for sure.''

The game was tied at 2 when Happ opened the seventh with a pinch-hit drive off Blake Treinen (6-4) that traveled an estimated 474 feet to right-center. It was Happ's first major league homer since Sept. 14 against Cincinnati.

Castellanos added an RBI double and Baez belted a two-run shot as Chicago opened a 6-2 lead. Baez also hit a tying solo drive off Chris Bassitt in the sixth for his 27th homer.

The A's responded with three in the eighth on consecutive homers by Martini and Semien off Steve Cishek. They had runners on the corners with two outs when Kintzler retired Mark Canha on a sharp grounder to second.

FAST FINISH

The high-scoring finish was a marked contrast to the solid performances for starters Bassitt and Hendricks.

Castellanos put Chicago in front with an opposite-field drive to right in the first. He is batting .400 (8 for 20) in five games with the Cubs.

Hendricks allowed just one hit in 6 1/3 innings - and it was a big one. With two out in the third and Jurickson Profar aboard after a leadoff walk, Semien drove a 2-1 pitch deep to right for his 18th homer .

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: There was no word on Kintzler's status after the game. ... RHP Pedro Strop (neck tightness) is progressing really well, according to general manager Jed Hoyer. He could begin a rehab assignment this week.

UP NEXT

Left-handers Brett Anderson and Jon Lester pitch Tuesday night. Anderson (9-7, 4.04 ERA) has dropped his last two starts for Oakland. Lester (9-7, 3.86 ERA) allowed five runs in five-plus innings in an 8-0 loss at St. Louis on Thursday night, but he is 6-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 11 starts at home this year.

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  • W: R. Wick (2-0)L: B. Treinen (6-4)S: D. Phelps (1)
  • HR: OAK - M. Semien 2 (19), N. Martini (1), CHC - N. Castellanos (12), J. Baez 2 (28), I. Happ (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Semien SS52232022.276.363.480.84312.0
R. Grossman LF20000100.244.347.358.7052.0
J. Soria P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Chapman 3B40000012.255.340.510.850-0.5
M. Olson 1B40100000.253.340.527.8671.0
M. Canha CF30000102.251.378.514.8931.0
S. Piscotty RF40000021.244.310.388.697-1.0
J. Profar 2B32100100.208.272.390.6625.0
C. Herrmann C30000022.241.305.352.657-1.0
a- K. Davis PH00000100.231.300.399.6991.0
C. Bassitt P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Treinen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Martini PH-LF11121000.167.375.6671.0427.0
c- C. Pinder PH10100000.249.291.438.7291.0
  • a-walked for Herrmann in the 9th
  • b-homered for Buchter in the 8th
  • c-singled for Martini in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Heyward CF-RF41100024.276.352.469.8221.0
N. Castellanos RF42321000.279.333.473.80511.0
A. Almora CF00000000.247.279.411.6910.0
K. Bryant 3B40000002.284.385.523.9080.0
A. Rizzo 1B40100011.285.390.515.9052.5
J. Baez SS32232110.290.323.563.88513.5
K. Schwarber LF40200012.231.327.486.8142.5
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Bote 2B00000000.248.338.419.7560.0
V. Caratini C30000111.258.354.435.7900.5
T. Kemp 2B40100000.230.305.408.7131.0
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Phelps P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Hendricks P20100013.194.256.222.4790.5
R. Wick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Happ PH-LF21111000.211.400.368.7686.0
  • a-homered for Wick in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Profar (16)
  • HR - M. Semien 2 (19), N. Martini
  • SH - C. Bassitt
  • RBI - M. Semien 3 (55), N. Martini 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Semien 2 (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien 2 (2), M. Chapman, M. Canha 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Castellanos (40), K. Schwarber (17)
  • HR - N. Castellanos (12), J. Baez 2 (28), I. Happ
  • RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (40), J. Baez 3 (76), I. Happ (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez 2 (33)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Heyward 4 (4), K. Schwarber 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rizzo (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Profar-Olson; Profar-Semien-Olson)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Baez-Kemp-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Bassitt6.08222523.801.2011.5
B. Treinen (L, 6-4)0.24440124.751.58-12.5
R. Buchter0.10000103.451.640.5
J. Soria1.00000004.441.063.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Bassitt6.0
B. Treinen (L, 6-4)0.2
R. Buchter0.1
J. Soria1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks6.11222513.061.0918.5
R. Wick (W, 2-0)0.20000001.981.177.0
S. Cishek0.13331123.471.16-6.5
B. Kintzler (H, 15)0.21000102.330.93-0.5
K. Ryan (H, 11)0.21001002.951.22-2.0
D. Phelps (S, 1)0.10000003.861.347.0
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks6.1
R. Wick (W, 2-0)0.2
S. Cishek0.1
B. Kintzler (H, 15)0.2
K. Ryan (H, 11)0.2
D. Phelps (S, 1)0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bassitt 88-57, B. Treinen 17-13, R. Buchter 4-3, J. Soria 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bassitt 8-3, B. Treinen 1-0, J. Soria 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Bassitt 26, B. Treinen 6, R. Buchter, J. Soria 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Hendricks (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 104-70, R. Wick 6-3, S. Cishek 31-19, B. Kintzler 9-7, K. Ryan 16-8, D. Phelps 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 7-7, R. Wick 1-0, B. Kintzler 1-0, K. Ryan 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 23, R. Wick, S. Cishek 5, B. Kintzler 3, K. Ryan 4, D. Phelps
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Semien SS52232022.276.363.480.84312.0
R. Grossman LF20000100.244.347.358.7052.0
J. Soria P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Chapman 3B40000012.255.340.510.850-0.5
M. Olson 1B40100000.253.340.527.8671.0
M. Canha CF30000102.251.378.514.8931.0
S. Piscotty RF40000021.244.310.388.697-1.0
J. Profar 2B32100100.208.272.390.6625.0
C. Herrmann C30000022.241.305.352.657-1.0
a- K. Davis PH00000100.231.300.399.6991.0
C. Bassitt P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
B. Treinen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Buchter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- N. Martini PH-LF11121000.167.375.6671.0427.0
c- C. Pinder PH10100000.249.291.438.7291.0
Total315653479-----
  • a-walked for Herrmann in the 9th
  • b-homered for Buchter in the 8th
  • c-singled for Martini in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Heyward CF-RF41100024.276.352.469.8221.0
N. Castellanos RF42321000.279.333.473.80511.0
A. Almora CF00000000.247.279.411.6910.0
K. Bryant 3B40000002.284.385.523.9080.0
A. Rizzo 1B40100011.285.390.515.9052.5
J. Baez SS32232110.290.323.563.88513.5
K. Schwarber LF40200012.231.327.486.8142.5
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Bote 2B00000000.248.338.419.7560.0
V. Caratini C30000111.258.354.435.7900.5
T. Kemp 2B40100000.230.305.408.7131.0
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Phelps P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Hendricks P20100013.194.256.222.4790.5
R. Wick P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Happ PH-LF21111000.211.400.368.7686.0
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  • a-homered for Wick in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Profar (16)
  • HR - M. Semien 2 (19), N. Martini
  • SH - C. Bassitt
  • RBI - M. Semien 3 (55), N. Martini 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Semien 2 (27)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Semien 2 (2), M. Chapman, M. Canha 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Castellanos (40), K. Schwarber (17)
  • HR - N. Castellanos (12), J. Baez 2 (28), I. Happ
  • RBI - N. Castellanos 2 (40), J. Baez 3 (76), I. Happ (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez 2 (33)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Heyward 4 (4), K. Schwarber 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Rizzo (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Profar-Olson; Profar-Semien-Olson)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Baez-Kemp-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Bassitt6.08222523.801.2011.5
B. Treinen (L, 6-4)0.24440124.751.58-12.5
R. Buchter0.10000103.451.640.5
J. Soria1.00000004.441.063.0
Total8.01266274---
PITCHERSIP
C. Bassitt6.0
B. Treinen (L, 6-4)0.2
R. Buchter0.1
J. Soria1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks6.11222513.061.0918.5
R. Wick (W, 2-0)0.20000001.981.177.0
S. Cishek0.13331123.471.16-6.5
B. Kintzler (H, 15)0.21000102.330.93-0.5
K. Ryan (H, 11)0.21001002.951.22-2.0
D. Phelps (S, 1)0.10000003.861.347.0
Total9.0655473---
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks6.1
R. Wick (W, 2-0)0.2
S. Cishek0.1
B. Kintzler (H, 15)0.2
K. Ryan (H, 11)0.2
D. Phelps (S, 1)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bassitt 88-57, B. Treinen 17-13, R. Buchter 4-3, J. Soria 6-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bassitt 8-3, B. Treinen 1-0, J. Soria 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Bassitt 26, B. Treinen 6, R. Buchter, J. Soria 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Hendricks (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 104-70, R. Wick 6-3, S. Cishek 31-19, B. Kintzler 9-7, K. Ryan 16-8, D. Phelps 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 7-7, R. Wick 1-0, B. Kintzler 1-0, K. Ryan 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 23, R. Wick, S. Cishek 5, B. Kintzler 3, K. Ryan 4, D. Phelps
  • 8TH INNING
    Semien homered to left center56
    Martini homered to right center, Profar scored46
  • 7TH INNING
    Baez homered to left center, Castellanos scored26
    Castellanos doubled to left center, Heyward scored24
    Happ homered to right23
  • 6TH INNING
    Baez homered to center22
  • 3RD INNING
    Semien homered to right, Profar scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Castellanos homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • David Bote at second base
    • Kyle Ryan pitching
    • S. Piscotty: Foul, Ball, Piscotty lined out to left
    • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Profar grounded out to second
    • Khris Davis hit for Chris Herrmann
    • K. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
    • Chad Pinder hit for Nick Martini
    • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Pinder singled to left, Davis to second
    • David Phelps relieved Kyle Ryan
    • M. Semien: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Semien flied out to left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Albert Almora in center field
    • Steve Cishek pitching
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Profar doubled to left center
    • C. Herrmann: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Herrmann struck out looking
    • Nick Martini hit for Ryan Buchter
    • N. Martini: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Martini homered to right center, Profar scored
    • M. Semien: Semien homered to left center
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grossman walked
    • Brandon Kintzler relieved Steve Cishek
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
    • M. Olson: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Olson singled to right, Grossman to third
    • M. Canha: Canha grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Joakim Soria pitching
    • V. Caratini: Caratini grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Kemp: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kemp flied out to deep left
    • I. Happ: Happ flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • M. Olson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Olson flied out to left
    • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Canha walked
    • Rowan Wick relieved Kyle Hendricks
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Piscotty grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Canha out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Blake Treinen relieved Chris Bassitt
    • Ian Happ hit for Rowan Wick
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Happ homered to right
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward singled to right
    • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos doubled to left center, Heyward scored
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant grounded out to shortstop, Castellanos to third
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Baez homered to left center, Castellanos scored
    • Ryan Buchter relieved Blake Treinen
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • C. Bassitt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bassitt grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
    • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman hit by pitch
    • M. Chapman: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chapman grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Baez homered to center
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Schwarber singled to center
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Caratini grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Schwarber out at second
    • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Piscotty struck out looking
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Profar grounded out to third
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Herrmann grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Bryant grounded out to third
    • A. Rizzo: Strike swinging, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Chapman flied out to right
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson flied out to shallow left
    • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Canha grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Caratini struck out looking
    • T. Kemp: Kemp grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • K. Hendricks: Hendricks singled to deep left
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
    • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Herrmann struck out swinging
    • C. Bassitt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bassitt hit sacrifice bunt to first, Profar to second
    • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien homered to right, Profar scored
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Castellanos reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bryant grounded into double play second to first, Castellanos out at second
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo singled to deep center
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Baez walked
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Schwarber popped out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Olson flied out to left
    • M. Canha: Foul, Foul, Foul, Canha lined out to first
    • S. Piscotty: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schwarber doubled to left center
    • V. Caratini: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Caratini walked
    • T. Kemp: Kemp singled to center, Schwarber to third, Caratini to second
    • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hendricks struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • M. Semien: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Semien struck out swinging
    • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Grossman grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chapman flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bassitt Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Heyward grounded bunt out to catcher
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Castellanos homered to right center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant popped out to shortstop
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)