Russell's 9th-inning homer lifts Cubs past Orioles 9-8

BALTIMORE (AP) Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said his team is going to lean heavily on its offense to make a strong push for the playoffs.

His players responded to that challenge.

Addison Russell hit a solo home run in the ninth inning and the Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 after squandering an eight-run lead on Friday night.

''Under the circumstances of how that game was played tonight, it was really good to finish it off,'' Maddon said. ''We hit the ball all over the place. I thought we did a nice job of spreading it around. I thought we did a better job of putting the ball in play. Our approach was pretty good.''

Mark Trumbo tied the game 8-8 with a two-run homer off Koji Uehara (3-4) in the eighth. Russell responded when he hit a first-pitch, 96 mph fastball off Brad Brach (2-2) over the left field fence.

''It feels good to come out with that win,'' Russell said. ''It's huge. I feel like, as a team, we know the type of goals that we have to hit. We're trying to be at the top.''

Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning for Chicago. Ben Zobrist also homered onto the flag court behind the right field scoreboard and Jason Heyward reached Eutaw Street with another towering shot.

Chicago improved to 3-6 in interleague play after going 15-5 against the AL last season.

Welington Castillo's ninth home run was a solo shot in the third for Baltimore, which left 10 runners on base. Trumbo went 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

''We need to play good baseball, obviously win, but show some of the signs of life that we did tonight,'' Trumbo said. ''We did everything we could for it to go our way, but they just did a little bit better.''

Contreras provided a 3-0 lead with a homer into the Cubs' bullpen. Schwarber hammered Kevin Gausman's next pitch to almost the exact spot.

''It's frustrating,'' Gausman said. ''Obviously, I wanted to come out here and hit the ground running going into this second half. It was just bad.''

Zobrist and Heyward hit two-run homers in the second and third, respectively, to boost the margin to 8-0. Gausman tied a career-high by allowing eight runs and seven hits over three innings. He also gave up four home runs - the most of his career.

Trumbo, Trey Mancini and Joey Rickard had RBI singles in the fifth off reliever Justin Grimm to cut the lead to 8-6.

WELCOME BACK

The Cubs were playing at Camden Yards for the first time since June 12, 2003. Chicago took two of three games in that series.

MOVES

Cubs: To make room for LHP Jose Quintana, who was acquired from the White Sox on Thursday, RHP Dylan Floro was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

Orioles: OF Craig Gentry cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: 1B Chris Davis (strained right oblique) returned from the 10-day DL and went 1 for 5 with an RBI double in the fourth. ... INF Ryan Flaherty (right shoulder inflammation) could begin a rehab assignment by the end of next week.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Jake Arrieta (8-7, 4.35 ERA) will make his second career start against his former team. He previously beat the Orioles on Aug. 22, 2014, when he allowed one run over seven innings.

Orioles: LHP Wade Miley (4-7, 4.97 ERA) is looking to build off his previous start when he gave up one run and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Twins. Miley is second in the AL with 51 walks.

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CHC44-45
4220000019100
BAL42-47
0011400208100
  • W: K. Uehara (3-4)L: B. Brach (2-2)S: W. Davis (17)
  • HR: CHC - B. Zobrist (8), J. Heyward (7), A. Russell (8), K. Schwarber (14), W. Contreras (12), BAL - M. Trumbo (15), W. Castillo (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist LF42221100.220.313.388.70111.0
K. Bryant 3B50000012.265.394.520.914-0.5
A. Rizzo 1B41100001.259.385.505.8892.0
W. Contreras C41131021.261.327.462.7907.0
K. Schwarber DH41111020.179.299.404.7035.0
I. Happ CF31100110.258.327.543.8701.5
J. Heyward RF41221000.258.316.406.7229.0
J. Baez 2B40000031.252.290.443.733-1.5
A. Russell SS42211021.230.300.398.6988.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Jones CF40000022.263.303.431.7350.0
    M. Machado 3B41200100.234.300.449.7495.0
    J. Schoop 2B52200003.296.347.537.8845.0
    M. Trumbo DH33231210.258.322.433.75512.5
    C. Davis 1B50110024.225.318.459.7772.0
    T. Mancini LF41110101.311.354.534.8884.0
    W. Castillo C41111112.258.300.424.7246.5
    J. Rickard RF40120111.260.294.383.6783.5
    R. Tejada SS30000104.226.294.274.5681.0
    a- J. Giavotella PH10000010.143.143.143.286-0.5
    • a-struck out for Tejada in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Zobrist (8), J. Heyward (7), A. Russell (14)
    • HR - B. Zobrist (8), W. Contreras (12), K. Schwarber (14), J. Heyward (7), A. Russell (8)
    • RBI - B. Zobrist 2 (25), W. Contreras 3 (44), K. Schwarber (30), J. Heyward 2 (33), A. Russell (30)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward 2 (15)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Machado (18), J. Schoop (24), C. Davis (8)
    • HR - M. Trumbo (15), W. Castillo (9)
    • RBI - M. Trumbo 3 (47), C. Davis (27), T. Mancini (45), W. Castillo (26), J. Rickard 2 (14)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (23), J. Rickard 2 (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - I. Happ (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Montgomery4.15442214.011.392.0
    J. Grimm0.23221105.081.25-5.5
    P. Strop (H, 11)0.20002002.941.25-2.0
    B. Duensing (H, 3)0.10000002.771.210.0
    C. Edwards (H, 13)1.00002202.230.992.0
    K. Uehara (W, 3-4) (BS, 1)1.02220113.231.116.5
    W. Davis (S, 17)1.00000201.740.9711.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Montgomery4.1
    J. Grimm0.2
    P. Strop (H, 11)0.2
    B. Duensing (H, 3)0.1
    C. Edwards (H, 13)1.0
    K. Uehara (W, 3-4) (BS, 1)1.0
    W. Davis (S, 17)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gausman3.07881546.391.79-4.5
    R. Bleier2.11000101.381.265.5
    D. O'Day0.20000103.771.060.5
    M. Givens1.00001202.201.023.0
    Z. Britton1.01000102.081.692.5
    B. Brach (L, 2-2)1.01110112.750.86-3.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gausman3.0
    R. Bleier2.1
    D. O'Day0.2
    M. Givens1.0
    Z. Britton1.0
    B. Brach (L, 2-2)1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - M. Montgomery (5), J. Grimm (2)
    • HBP - M. Montgomery (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Montgomery 86-53, J. Grimm 25-14, P. Strop 16-7, B. Duensing 5-2, C. Edwards 24-13, K. Uehara 19-14, W. Davis 14-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Montgomery 8-3, P. Strop 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Montgomery 21, J. Grimm 6, P. Strop 4, B. Duensing, C. Edwards 5, K. Uehara 5, W. Davis 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 69-42, R. Bleier 26-19, D. O'Day 8-6, M. Givens 21-14, Z. Britton 12-8, B. Brach 18-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 2-2, R. Bleier 3-3, M. Givens 1-0, Z. Britton 1-0
    • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 17, R. Bleier 8, D. O'Day 2, M. Givens 4, Z. Britton 3, B. Brach 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CHC44-45
    4220000019100
    BAL42-47
    0011400208100
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Zobrist LF42221100.220.313.388.70111.0
    K. Bryant 3B50000012.265.394.520.914-0.5
    A. Rizzo 1B41100001.259.385.505.8892.0
    W. Contreras C41131021.261.327.462.7907.0
    K. Schwarber DH41111020.179.299.404.7035.0
    I. Happ CF31100110.258.327.543.8701.5
    J. Heyward RF41221000.258.316.406.7229.0
    J. Baez 2B40000031.252.290.443.733-1.5
    A. Russell SS42211021.230.300.398.6988.0
    Total36910952116-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Jones CF40000022.263.303.431.7350.0
      M. Machado 3B41200100.234.300.449.7495.0
      J. Schoop 2B52200003.296.347.537.8845.0
      M. Trumbo DH33231210.258.322.433.75512.5
      C. Davis 1B50110024.225.318.459.7772.0
      T. Mancini LF41110101.311.354.534.8884.0
      W. Castillo C41111112.258.300.424.7246.5
      J. Rickard RF40120111.260.294.383.6783.5
      R. Tejada SS30000104.226.294.274.5681.0
      a- J. Giavotella PH10000010.143.143.143.286-0.5
      Total37810827817-----
      • a-struck out for Tejada in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Zobrist (8), J. Heyward (7), A. Russell (14)
      • HR - B. Zobrist (8), W. Contreras (12), K. Schwarber (14), J. Heyward (7), A. Russell (8)
      • RBI - B. Zobrist 2 (25), W. Contreras 3 (44), K. Schwarber (30), J. Heyward 2 (33), A. Russell (30)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward 2 (15)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Machado (18), J. Schoop (24), C. Davis (8)
      • HR - M. Trumbo (15), W. Castillo (9)
      • RBI - M. Trumbo 3 (47), C. Davis (27), T. Mancini (45), W. Castillo (26), J. Rickard 2 (14)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (23), J. Rickard 2 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - I. Happ (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Montgomery4.15442214.011.392.0
      J. Grimm0.23221105.081.25-5.5
      P. Strop (H, 11)0.20002002.941.25-2.0
      B. Duensing (H, 3)0.10000002.771.210.0
      C. Edwards (H, 13)1.00002202.230.992.0
      K. Uehara (W, 3-4) (BS, 1)1.02220113.231.116.5
      W. Davis (S, 17)1.00000201.740.9711.0
      Total9.01088782---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Montgomery4.1
      J. Grimm0.2
      P. Strop (H, 11)0.2
      B. Duensing (H, 3)0.1
      C. Edwards (H, 13)1.0
      K. Uehara (W, 3-4) (BS, 1)1.0
      W. Davis (S, 17)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gausman3.07881546.391.79-4.5
      R. Bleier2.11000101.381.265.5
      D. O'Day0.20000103.771.060.5
      M. Givens1.00001202.201.023.0
      Z. Britton1.01000102.081.692.5
      B. Brach (L, 2-2)1.01110112.750.86-3.5
      Total9.010992115---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gausman3.0
      R. Bleier2.1
      D. O'Day0.2
      M. Givens1.0
      Z. Britton1.0
      B. Brach (L, 2-2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Montgomery (5), J. Grimm (2)
      • HBP - M. Montgomery (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Montgomery 86-53, J. Grimm 25-14, P. Strop 16-7, B. Duensing 5-2, C. Edwards 24-13, K. Uehara 19-14, W. Davis 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Montgomery 8-3, P. Strop 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Montgomery 21, J. Grimm 6, P. Strop 4, B. Duensing, C. Edwards 5, K. Uehara 5, W. Davis 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 69-42, R. Bleier 26-19, D. O'Day 8-6, M. Givens 21-14, Z. Britton 12-8, B. Brach 18-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 2-2, R. Bleier 3-3, M. Givens 1-0, Z. Britton 1-0
      • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 17, R. Bleier 8, D. O'Day 2, M. Givens 4, Z. Britton 3, B. Brach 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Russell homered to left center98
      • 8TH INNING
        Trumbo homered to left center, Schoop scored88
      • 5TH INNING
        Rickard singled to left center, Trumbo and Mancini scored, Castillo to second86
        Mancini singled to right center, Schoop scored, Trumbo to third84
        Trumbo singled to right center, Machado scored, Schoop to third83
      • 4TH INNING
        Davis doubled to deep right center, Trumbo scored82
      • 3RD INNING
        Castillo homered to center81
        Heyward homered to right, Happ scored80
      • 2ND INNING
        Zobrist homered to right center, Russell scored60
      • 1ST INNING
        Schwarber homered to left center40
        Contreras homered to left center, Zobrist and Rizzo scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brad Brach relieved Zach Britton
        • J. Baez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Baez struck out on foul tip
        • A. Russell: Russell homered to left center
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Zobrist flied out to shallow right
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant popped out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Wade Davis relieved Koji Uehara
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo fouled out to right
        • J. Rickard: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • Johnny Giavotella hit for Ruben Tejada
        • J. Giavotella: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Giavotella struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Zach Britton relieved Mychal Givens
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
        • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Foul, Happ singled to center
        • J. Heyward: Foul, Happ picked off at second, pitcher to first to shortstop, Ball, Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Koji Uehara relieved Carl Edwards
        • M. Machado: Strike swinging, Machado flied out to right
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Schoop singled to right
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Trumbo homered to left center, Schoop scored
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Strike swinging, Mancini popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Darren O'Day
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist walked
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Rizzo reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Zobrist out at second
        • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Carl Edwards relieved Brian Duensing
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
        • W. Castillo: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castillo struck out swinging
        • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Rickard fouled out to left
        • R. Tejada: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Tejada walked, Mancini to second
        • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • I. Happ: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Happ grounded out to third
        • J. Heyward: Foul, Ball, Heyward doubled to deep center
        • Darren O'Day relieved Richard Bleier
        • J. Baez: Foul, Baez flied out to left
        • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Russell struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Pedro Strop relieved Justin Grimm
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Jones grounded out to catcher
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Machado walked
        • J. Schoop: Schoop reached on fielder's choice to second, Machado out at second
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trumbo walked, Schoop to second
        • Brian Duensing relieved Pedro Strop
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis popped out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Bleier Pitching:
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Rizzo flied out to left
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Contreras grounded out to second
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Foul, Schwarber lined out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado singled to center
        • J. Schoop: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Schoop doubled to left center, Machado to third
        • Justin Grimm relieved Mike Montgomery
        • M. Trumbo: Ball, Trumbo singled to right center, Machado scored, Schoop to third
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Mancini singled to right center, Schoop scored, Trumbo to third
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Castillo walked, Mancini to second
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rickard singled to left center, Trumbo and Mancini scored, Castillo to second
        • R. Tejada: Ball, Castillo to third, Rickard to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tejada flied out to center
        • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Richard Bleier relieved Kevin Gausman
        • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Zobrist flied out to left
        • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trumbo walked
        • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis doubled to deep right center, Trumbo scored
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis to third on wild pitch, Foul, Mancini lined out to first
        • W. Castillo: Castillo lined out to shortstop
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rickard walked
        • R. Tejada: Tejada reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Rickard out at second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
        • K. Schwarber: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Schwarber struck out on foul tip
        • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Happ walked
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heyward homered to right, Happ scored
        • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castillo homered to center
        • J. Rickard: Rickard grounded out to third
        • R. Tejada: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Tejada lined out to center
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones hit by pitch
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado doubled to deep left, Jones to third
        • J. Schoop: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • A. Russell: Ball, Russell doubled to right center
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Zobrist homered to right center, Russell scored
        • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bryant grounded out to second
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo lined out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • M. Trumbo: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Trumbo struck out swinging
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Davis grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mancini grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Gausman Pitching:
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Zobrist doubled to shallow left
        • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant grounded out to third
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rizzo singled to left center, Zobrist to third
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Contreras homered to left center, Zobrist and Rizzo scored
        • K. Schwarber: Schwarber homered to left center
        • I. Happ: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Heyward flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Montgomery Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Machado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Machado grounded out to third
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Schoop grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)