Rizzo shakes off boos to spark rally, Cubs top Pirates 8-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) Anthony Rizzo has no intention of easing up at home plate, even after Major League Baseball said he should have been called out for interference when he took out Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz and sparked a debate about what is - and what isn't - a legal slide.

Then again, if given the choice, the Chicago Cubs first baseman prefers to trot home instead. When he does, the Cubs are as dangerous as any team in baseball.

Rizzo shook off the boos and sparked a late rally with his ninth home run of the season as Chicago beat the reeling Pirates 8-6 on Tuesday night.

A day after his aggressive tack toward Diaz in an effort to break up a double play drew a review from MLB director of baseball operations Joe Torre , Rizzo doubled in the first inning and sent a solo shot off Edgar Santana (2-1) just over the railing of the Clemente Wall in right field to knot the game at 4 in the seventh.

''I feel more relaxed, that's the biggest key,'' Rizzo after extending his hit streak to 11 games. ''The preparation is pretty much the same. I do the same drills beforehand, the same video work. Balls are falling now and I'm gripping the bat a little less tightly than a couple of weeks ago.''

The Cubs then piled on against Pittsburgh's sagging bullpen to hand the Pirates their ninth loss in 11 games. Chicago scored five times against Pittsburgh relievers, including Ian Happ's go-ahead double two batters after Rizzo tied it and Kyle Schwarber's two-run homer off the right-field foul pole in the eighth.

Jon Lester (5-2) lacked his usual crispness, allowing four runs in six innings, but had the second multihit game of his 13-year career by going 2 for 3 with an RBI single in the sixth that drew the Cubs within a run. Jason Heyward went 3 for 5 with an RBI for Chicago and got a kick out of the response from fans at PNC Park every time Rizzo stepped into the batter's box.

''It makes it more fun to play,'' Heyward said. ''The call didn't go their way and I'd be upset too if a call didn't go my way.''

Brandon Morrow gave up a two-run single to Starling Marte in the ninth but got two outs for his 12th save.

Marte finished 3 for 5 with three RBIs, Austin Meadows hit his fourth home run since being called up on May 18 and Diaz exacted a measure of revenge by taking Lester deep in the third, but Pittsburgh's bullpen couldn't keep the Cubs in check after rookie Nick Kingham worked 5 2/3 effective innings while making a spot start for injured Ivan Nova.

''I liked the fight at the end,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''However, the game wasn't complete. We didn't play well enough to win. At the end of the day it doesn't matter. We've got to get better.''

The Cubs spotted the Pirates leads of 3-0 and 4-2 but kept coming. Rizzo led the way following an unusual 24 hours in which he found himself at the center of a ruckus.

Rizzo clipped Diaz's right leg at home plate while breaking up a double play Monday, and Diaz's throw to first sailed into right field, allowing two runs to score as the Cubs cruised to a 7-0 victory. The play was upheld on replay review Monday but Torre informed both teams Tuesday that Rizzo should have been called out for interference.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon mounted a vehement defense for his star, telling Torre he respectfully disagreed with his interpretation. Rizzo stressed he didn't attempt to injure Diaz and placed part of the blame on a rule that lacks clarity.

Rizzo shrugged when asked if he was worried about retaliation, and while the Pirates plunked catcher Willson Contreras twice, they didn't really take aim at Rizzo until reliever Michael Feliz went tight inside three times in the eighth.

By then, the game was already over.

Santana hadn't given up a run in 14 appearances since April 25 but came undone against the heart of Chicago's lineup. Rizzo's home run was caught by a fan wearing Cubs gear in the first row of seats above the 21-foot high Clemente Wall. Umpires took a look but the call was upheld after a 93-second review, and Santana fell apart.

COME TOGETHER?

The Pirates held a team meeting after the loss on Monday, a game that finished with third baseman David Freese and third base coach Joey Cora having to be separated following a heated exchange. Freese said Tuesday he and Cora are ''good to go.''

Veteran utility player Sean Rodriguez thinks the back-and-forth between Freese and Cora can end up being a good thing.

''Sometimes the best relationships are formed after some kind of altercation or incidence, whether it's words or physical,'' Rodriguez said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Happ started in center field and made a fabulous running catch at the wall in the sixth to rob Diaz of extra bases. Happ complained of soreness in his right shoulder after trying to make a diving catch against San Francisco on Saturday and did not start Sunday or Monday.

Pirates: Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez (left forearm) pitched a scoreless ninth in his first appearance since complaining of left forearm tightness while blowing a save against St. Louis on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (4-3, 3.16 ERA) makes his 12th career start against the Pirates in Wednesday's series finale.

Pirates: Joe Musgrove (1-0, 0.00) makes his second start for Pittsburgh since coming off the disabled list last week.

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  • W: J. Lester (5-2)L: E. Santana (2-1)S: B. Morrow (12)
  • HR: CHC - B. Zobrist (3), A. Rizzo (8), K. Schwarber (10), PIT - A. Meadows (4), E. Diaz (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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K. Schwarber LF51221022.257.382.520.9028.0
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B. Morrow P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Bryant 3B50100021.287.401.530.9310.0
A. Rizzo 1B31211200.236.347.418.76510.0
W. Contreras C21100102.272.360.468.8295.0
I. Happ CF41110004.244.360.504.8644.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Baez PH-2B10000012.268.299.567.866-0.5
A. Russell SS50000004.259.339.370.7090.0
J. Heyward RF51310000.238.317.369.6855.0
J. Lester P31210011.182.182.182.3643.5
b- A. Almora PH-CF20000001.319.369.444.8140.0
  • a-struck out for Edwards in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Lester in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Harrison 2B51100011.277.320.372.6931.5
A. Meadows RF52311011.439.429.8541.2829.5
S. Marte CF51330000.309.361.514.8769.0
J. Bell 1B50210023.254.324.386.7102.0
D. Freese 3B40100021.247.308.432.7400.0
a- C. Dickerson PH10000002.309.346.487.8330.0
S. Rodriguez LF40000003.176.292.341.6330.0
E. Diaz C41111002.299.356.463.8196.0
J. Mercer SS40100000.250.313.390.7022.0
N. Kingham P10000010.000.222.000.2220.5
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c- A. Frazier PH11100000.234.307.339.6452.0
  • a-popped out for Freese in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Glasnow in the 6th
  • c-singled for Vazquez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Zobrist (6), K. Schwarber (7), A. Rizzo (6), I. Happ (7), J. Heyward (4)
  • HR - B. Zobrist (3), K. Schwarber (10), A. Rizzo (8)
  • RBI - B. Zobrist 2 (15), K. Schwarber 2 (23), A. Rizzo (37), I. Happ (18), J. Heyward (20), J. Lester (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward (8), J. Lester
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Meadows (3), S. Marte 2 (7), J. Mercer (11)
  • HR - A. Meadows (4), E. Diaz (3)
  • RBI - A. Meadows (7), S. Marte 3 (23), J. Bell (29), E. Diaz (9)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Heyward
FIELDING
  • DP - (Diaz-Mercer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester (W, 5-2)6.08440622.711.2116.0
C. Edwards (H, 9)1.01000002.881.202.0
S. Cishek1.00000101.851.153.5
B. Duensing0.12220001.591.29-4.0
B. Morrow (S, 12)0.22000101.001.005.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester (W, 5-2)6.0
C. Edwards (H, 9)1.0
S. Cishek1.0
B. Duensing0.1
B. Morrow (S, 12)0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Kingham5.28332413.751.004.0
T. Glasnow (H, 1)0.10001104.821.43-0.5
E. Santana (L, 2-1) (BS, 1)0.24330113.571.06-11.5
R. Rodriguez0.10000002.181.210.0
M. Feliz1.02221115.871.43-1.5
F. Vazquez1.00000003.381.363.0
PITCHERSIP
N. Kingham5.2
T. Glasnow (H, 1)0.1
E. Santana (L, 2-1) (BS, 1)0.2
R. Rodriguez0.1
M. Feliz1.0
F. Vazquez1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Lester (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 90-56, C. Edwards 16-9, S. Cishek 17-10, B. Duensing 8-6, B. Morrow 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 6-6, C. Edwards 2-1, S. Cishek 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 27, C. Edwards 4, S. Cishek 3, B. Duensing 3, B. Morrow 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - N. Kingham
  • HBP - N. Kingham, M. Feliz
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Kingham 84-57, T. Glasnow 11-5, E. Santana 15-12, R. Rodriguez 3-3, M. Feliz 20-13, F. Vazquez 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Kingham 2-10, R. Rodriguez 1-0, F. Vazquez 3-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Kingham 27, T. Glasnow 2, E. Santana 6, R. Rodriguez, M. Feliz 7, F. Vazquez 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Zobrist 2B-LF52221110.281.374.414.78810.5
K. Schwarber LF51221022.257.382.520.9028.0
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B. Duensing P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Morrow P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Bryant 3B50100021.287.401.530.9310.0
A. Rizzo 1B31211200.236.347.418.76510.0
W. Contreras C21100102.272.360.468.8295.0
I. Happ CF41110004.244.360.504.8644.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Baez PH-2B10000012.268.299.567.866-0.5
A. Russell SS50000004.259.339.370.7090.0
J. Heyward RF51310000.238.317.369.6855.0
J. Lester P31210011.182.182.182.3643.5
b- A. Almora PH-CF20000001.319.369.444.8140.0
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  • a-struck out for Edwards in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Lester in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Harrison 2B51100011.277.320.372.6931.5
A. Meadows RF52311011.439.429.8541.2829.5
S. Marte CF51330000.309.361.514.8769.0
J. Bell 1B50210023.254.324.386.7102.0
D. Freese 3B40100021.247.308.432.7400.0
a- C. Dickerson PH10000002.309.346.487.8330.0
S. Rodriguez LF40000003.176.292.341.6330.0
E. Diaz C41111002.299.356.463.8196.0
J. Mercer SS40100000.250.313.390.7022.0
N. Kingham P10000010.000.222.000.2220.5
T. Glasnow P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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R. Rodriguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Feliz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-popped out for Freese in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Glasnow in the 6th
  • c-singled for Vazquez in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Zobrist (6), K. Schwarber (7), A. Rizzo (6), I. Happ (7), J. Heyward (4)
  • HR - B. Zobrist (3), K. Schwarber (10), A. Rizzo (8)
  • RBI - B. Zobrist 2 (15), K. Schwarber 2 (23), A. Rizzo (37), I. Happ (18), J. Heyward (20), J. Lester (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward (8), J. Lester
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Meadows (3), S. Marte 2 (7), J. Mercer (11)
  • HR - A. Meadows (4), E. Diaz (3)
  • RBI - A. Meadows (7), S. Marte 3 (23), J. Bell (29), E. Diaz (9)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Heyward
FIELDING
  • DP - (Diaz-Mercer)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Lester (W, 5-2)6.08440622.711.2116.0
C. Edwards (H, 9)1.01000002.881.202.0
S. Cishek1.00000101.851.153.5
B. Duensing0.12220001.591.29-4.0
B. Morrow (S, 12)0.22000101.001.005.5
Total9.01366082---
PITCHERSIP
J. Lester (W, 5-2)6.0
C. Edwards (H, 9)1.0
S. Cishek1.0
B. Duensing0.1
B. Morrow (S, 12)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Kingham5.28332413.751.004.0
T. Glasnow (H, 1)0.10001104.821.43-0.5
E. Santana (L, 2-1) (BS, 1)0.24330113.571.06-11.5
R. Rodriguez0.10000002.181.210.0
M. Feliz1.02221115.871.43-1.5
F. Vazquez1.00000003.381.363.0
Total9.01488473---
PITCHERSIP
N. Kingham5.2
T. Glasnow (H, 1)0.1
E. Santana (L, 2-1) (BS, 1)0.2
R. Rodriguez0.1
M. Feliz1.0
F. Vazquez1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Lester (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Lester 90-56, C. Edwards 16-9, S. Cishek 17-10, B. Duensing 8-6, B. Morrow 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Lester 6-6, C. Edwards 2-1, S. Cishek 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Lester 27, C. Edwards 4, S. Cishek 3, B. Duensing 3, B. Morrow 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - N. Kingham
  • HBP - N. Kingham, M. Feliz
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Kingham 84-57, T. Glasnow 11-5, E. Santana 15-12, R. Rodriguez 3-3, M. Feliz 20-13, F. Vazquez 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Kingham 2-10, R. Rodriguez 1-0, F. Vazquez 3-0
  • Batters Faced - N. Kingham 27, T. Glasnow 2, E. Santana 6, R. Rodriguez, M. Feliz 7, F. Vazquez 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Marte singled to left center, Frazier and Harrison scored, Meadows to second86
  • 8TH INNING
    Schwarber homered to right, Zobrist scored84
  • 7TH INNING
    Heyward singled to right, Happ scored64
    Happ doubled to left center, Contreras scored54
    Rizzo homered to right center44
  • 6TH INNING
    Lester singled to right, Heyward scored34
  • 5TH INNING
    Meadows homered to right center24
    Zobrist homered to right, Lester scored23
  • 2ND INNING
    Diaz homered to left center03
  • 1ST INNING
    Bell singled to left center, Marte scored02
    Marte doubled to deep left, Meadows scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Felipe Vazquez relieved Michael Feliz
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Heyward grounded out to first
    • A. Almora: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Almora grounded out to second
    • B. Zobrist: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Zobrist grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brian Duensing relieved Steve Cishek
    • J. Mercer: Mercer flied out to deep center
    • Adam Frazier hit for Felipe Vazquez
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Frazier singled to left
    • J. Harrison: Harrison singled to right, Frazier to second
    • Brandon Morrow relieved Brian Duensing
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Meadows reached on an infield single to second, Frazier to third, Harrison to second
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte singled to left center, Frazier and Harrison scored, Meadows to second
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • Corey Dickerson hit for David Freese
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Michael Feliz relieved Richard Rodriguez
    • B. Zobrist: Zobrist doubled to deep right
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber homered to right, Zobrist scored
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bryant lined out to center
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Contreras hit by pitch, Rizzo to second
    • Javier Baez hit for Carl Edwards
    • J. Baez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • A. Russell: Foul, Strike looking, Russell lined out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Steve Cishek pitching
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • S. Rodriguez: Foul, Ball, Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Diaz grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Edgar Santana pitching
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo homered to right center
    • W. Contreras: Contreras singled to right center
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Happ doubled to left center, Contreras scored
    • A. Russell: Ball, Russell flied out to center
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward singled to right, Happ scored
    • Albert Almora hit for Jon Lester
    • Richard Rodriguez relieved Edgar Santana
    • A. Almora: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Almora grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Heyward out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carl Edwards pitching
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Harrison popped out to shortstop
    • A. Meadows: Foul, Ball, Ball, Meadows grounded out to second
    • S. Marte: Marte doubled to deep right center
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bell grounded out to third
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Happ flied out to shallow left
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Russell grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Heyward doubled to deep right
    • J. Lester: Lester singled to right, Heyward scored
    • Tyler Glasnow relieved Nick Kingham
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Zobrist walked, Lester to second
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez flied out to deep center
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Diaz lined out to center
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mercer doubled to left
    • Colin Moran hit for Tyler Glasnow
    • C. Moran: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Heyward flied out to shallow left
    • J. Lester: Ball, Lester singled to right
    • B. Zobrist: Foul, Foul, Zobrist homered to right, Lester scored
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber doubled to deep right center
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Bryant popped out to first
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo intentionally walked
    • W. Contreras: Contreras popped out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • A. Meadows: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Meadows homered to right center
    • S. Marte: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Marte grounded out to third
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo popped out to shortstop
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Contreras walked
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Happ fouled out to third
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike swinging, Russell flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mercer lined out to center
    • N. Kingham: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kingham struck out looking
    • J. Harrison: Harrison grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Bell singled to left
    • D. Freese: Foul, Freese singled to right, Bell to second
    • S. Rodriguez: Rodriguez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bell to third, Freese out at second
    • E. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Diaz grounded into fielder's choice to second, Rodriguez out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Foul, Foul, Russell flied out to deep center
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Heyward singled to shallow center
    • J. Lester: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lester struck out swinging, Heyward caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • E. Diaz: Diaz homered to left center
    • J. Mercer: Foul, Mercer flied out to deep center
    • N. Kingham: Ball, Kingham hit by pitch
    • J. Harrison: Harrison flied out to deep center
    • A. Meadows: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • N. Kingham Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Zobrist flied out to center
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Schwarber grounded out to first
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant singled to left
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo doubled to deep right, Bryant to third
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras hit by pitch
    • I. Happ: Happ flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lester Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
    • A. Meadows: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Meadows doubled to deep center
    • S. Marte: Marte doubled to deep left, Meadows scored
    • J. Bell: Bell singled to left center, Marte scored
    • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Freese reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Bell out at second
    • S. Rodriguez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rodriguez flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)