Heyward hits walk-off slam in 9th, Cubs beat Phillies 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) The fans were already roaring when Jason Heyward stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

They just about came unglued when he delivered in the grandest fashion.

Heyward hit a game-ending grand slam off Adam Morgan to give the Chicago Cubs a 7-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

Heyward's drive sent the Cubs to their eighth win in 10 games, and it came after Philadelphia's Dylan Cozens hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer against closer Brandon Morrow in the top half.

Kyle Schwarber started the winning rally with a leadoff walk against Seranthony Dominguez and advanced to second on an errant pickoff throw by catcher Jorge Alfaro. Albert Almora singled with one out, putting runners on first and third.

Morgan (0-2) came in and walked pinch-hitter Ian Happ to load the bases before Ben Zobrist forced a runner at home with a tapper to the mound. Heyward took two balls and let a fastball go by for a strike. He fouled off another one to even the count before launching a belt-high 97 mph pitch about a third of the way up the bleachers in right-center.

As he crossed home plate, teammates mobbed him.

''I was trying to keep it simple, one pitch at a time, try to make adjustments on the fly and that's easier said than done,'' he said. ''I got a pitch to hit there and didn't miss it.''

The grand slam was the third of his career and first since he knocked one out Sept. 30, 2015, for St. Louis at Pittsburgh. It was also the first extra-base hit against a lefty this season for Heyward, who previously had five singles in 36 at-bats.

''With something like this, hopefully it really generates some confidence,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

Morgan, meanwhile, blamed himself for making a bad pitch. He wanted to throw it down and away.

''I had thrown two pretty good fastballs, so I felt confident throwing a fastball. I tried to do too much with it,'' he said.

Cory Mazzoni (1-0) got two outs in the ninth. Anthony Rizzo homered against Aaron Nola, and Chicago won after blowing a 3-0 lead.

Philadelphia's Aaron Altherr greeted Steve Cishek with a tying, three-run homer in the sixth after Jose Quintana dominated for Chicago, but the Phillies lost for the fourth time in five games.

Quintana gave up two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings. The veteran left-hander struck out 10 and walked two.

He threw 91 pitches and left to a nice ovation with a 3-0 lead after Carlos Santana singled to put runners on first and second.

Nola went six innings, allowing three runs and four hits.

NO ORDINARY JOE

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath received a warm welcome at Wrigley Field.

The New York Jets great got a Namath 12 jersey from fellow Pennsylvania product Maddon and threw out the first pitch.

Namath was in town because someone won a trip to Wrigley and a chance to meet him through Maddon's charity. The two met when Maddon managed the Tampa Bay Rays and have stayed in touch.

Years before he guaranteed a 1969 Super Bowl victory for the Jets, Namath was offered a contract by the Cubs in 1961. Broadway Joe went on to star at Alabama because his mom wanted him to go to college, instead, before landing his biggest role.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: LF Nick Williams (sore left wrist) left in the fifth and was replaced by Cozens. ... Manager Gabe Kapler said ''things are trending in the right direction'' for RHP Jerad Eickhoff (strained right lat) but would not get into specifics. Eickhoff has been sidelined since late last season and was being evaluated in Philadelphia.

Cubs: Haven't ruled out a trip to the disabled list for Addison Russell (bruised left middle finger), though Maddon said the shortstop ''felt better than he thought he would'' hitting in the cage. Russell was out of the lineup for the second straight game since he was injured batting against the New York Mets on Sunday. ... Maddon also said RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (right shoulder inflammation) is pain-free. He has been on the DL since May 30.

UP NEXT

Phillies: Though he struggled in a loss at San Francisco last week, RHP Nick Pivetta (4-4, 3.48 ERA) has a 1.93 ERA in his past five starts.

Cubs: RHP Tyler Chatwood (3-4, 4.02) - the major league leader with 49 walks - goes for his first win since May 11. He is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in his past four starts.

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  • W: C. Mazzoni (1-0)L: A. Morgan (0-2)
  • HR: PHI - A. Altherr (6), D. Cozens (1), CHC - J. Heyward (3), A. Rizzo (9)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B31000232.260.374.404.7771.5
O. Herrera CF50200013.306.368.466.8341.5
S. Kingery SS30000124.212.263.315.5780.0
C. Santana 1B41100003.220.341.426.7672.0
A. Altherr RF42231012.192.315.351.6669.5
N. Williams LF20000010.231.296.423.719-0.5
D. Cozens LF21121010.333.333.8331.1676.5
M. Franco 3B20000000.251.292.422.7150.0
a- J. Crawford PH-3B20000020.182.239.318.558-1.0
J. Alfaro C30000020.253.304.393.6980.0
A. Nola P20000020.042.080.042.122-1.0
b- J. Valentin PH10000010.118.118.118.235-0.5
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dominguez P00000100.0001.000.0001.0001.0
A. Morgan P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Franco in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Nola in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist 2B51000023.294.381.444.8250.0
J. Heyward RF51141010.261.327.392.7208.5
K. Bryant 3B31100110.293.403.514.9185.5
A. Rizzo 1B32111101.251.356.435.7908.0
W. Contreras C30210100.277.372.456.8285.0
K. Schwarber LF30000124.260.385.515.9000.0
J. Baez SS30010013.261.291.546.8372.5
A. Almora CF31100103.310.364.427.7915.0
J. Quintana P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Cishek P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
a- T. La Stella PH10000010.324.400.352.752-0.5
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Morrow P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Mazzoni P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Happ PH01000100.237.361.475.8362.0
  • a-struck out for Cishek in the 7th
  • b-walked for Mazzoni in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Altherr (6), D. Cozens
  • RBI - A. Altherr 3 (29), D. Cozens 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Altherr 3 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Bryant (18), W. Contreras (15)
  • HR - J. Heyward (3), A. Rizzo (9)
  • SF - J. Baez (2)
  • RBI - J. Heyward 4 (25), A. Rizzo (40), W. Contreras (22), J. Baez (46)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward 4 (12)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Bryant (2), J. Baez (9), A. Almora
FIELDING
  • DP - (Nola-Kingery-Hernandez-Santana)
  • E - J. Alfaro (5), M. Franco (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola6.04334612.350.9613.0
T. Hunter1.00000204.201.404.0
S. Dominguez1.11221101.130.25-0.5
A. Morgan (L, 0-2) (BS, 2)0.11221013.451.60-9.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola6.0
T. Hunter1.0
S. Dominguez1.1
A. Morgan (L, 0-2) (BS, 2)0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana5.232221004.201.3713.0
S. Cishek (BS, 2)1.11110311.981.062.5
J. Wilson1.00001102.551.422.5
B. Morrow0.12221111.741.11-4.5
C. Mazzoni (W, 1-0)0.20000100.001.007.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana5.2
S. Cishek (BS, 2)1.1
J. Wilson1.0
B. Morrow0.1
C. Mazzoni (W, 1-0)0.2
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Nola
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 92-57, T. Hunter 17-14, S. Dominguez 26-16, A. Morgan 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 10-2, T. Hunter 1-0, A. Morgan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 26, T. Hunter 3, S. Dominguez 6, A. Morgan 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Morrow
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 91-57, S. Cishek 20-11, J. Wilson 13-9, B. Morrow 21-12, C. Mazzoni 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 4-3, S. Cishek 1-0, J. Wilson 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 22, S. Cishek 5, J. Wilson 4, B. Morrow 5, C. Mazzoni 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Hernandez 2B31000232.260.374.404.7771.5
O. Herrera CF50200013.306.368.466.8341.5
S. Kingery SS30000124.212.263.315.5780.0
C. Santana 1B41100003.220.341.426.7672.0
A. Altherr RF42231012.192.315.351.6669.5
N. Williams LF20000010.231.296.423.719-0.5
D. Cozens LF21121010.333.333.8331.1676.5
M. Franco 3B20000000.251.292.422.7150.0
a- J. Crawford PH-3B20000020.182.239.318.558-1.0
J. Alfaro C30000020.253.304.393.6980.0
A. Nola P20000020.042.080.042.122-1.0
b- J. Valentin PH10000010.118.118.118.235-0.5
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Dominguez P00000100.0001.000.0001.0001.0
A. Morgan P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Franco in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Nola in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Zobrist 2B51000023.294.381.444.8250.0
J. Heyward RF51141010.261.327.392.7208.5
K. Bryant 3B31100110.293.403.514.9185.5
A. Rizzo 1B32111101.251.356.435.7908.0
W. Contreras C30210100.277.372.456.8285.0
K. Schwarber LF30000124.260.385.515.9000.0
J. Baez SS30010013.261.291.546.8372.5
A. Almora CF31100103.310.364.427.7915.0
J. Quintana P20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
S. Cishek P0000-000.500.500.500.000-
a- T. La Stella PH10000010.324.400.352.752-0.5
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Morrow P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Mazzoni P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Happ PH01000100.237.361.475.8362.0
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  • a-struck out for Cishek in the 7th
  • b-walked for Mazzoni in the 9th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Altherr (6), D. Cozens
  • RBI - A. Altherr 3 (29), D. Cozens 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Altherr 3 (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Bryant (18), W. Contreras (15)
  • HR - J. Heyward (3), A. Rizzo (9)
  • SF - J. Baez (2)
  • RBI - J. Heyward 4 (25), A. Rizzo (40), W. Contreras (22), J. Baez (46)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward 4 (12)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - K. Bryant (2), J. Baez (9), A. Almora
FIELDING
  • DP - (Nola-Kingery-Hernandez-Santana)
  • E - J. Alfaro (5), M. Franco (6)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola6.04334612.350.9613.0
T. Hunter1.00000204.201.404.0
S. Dominguez1.11221101.130.25-0.5
A. Morgan (L, 0-2) (BS, 2)0.11221013.451.60-9.0
Total8.2677692---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola6.0
T. Hunter1.0
S. Dominguez1.1
A. Morgan (L, 0-2) (BS, 2)0.1
Total8.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana5.232221004.201.3713.0
S. Cishek (BS, 2)1.11110311.981.062.5
J. Wilson1.00001102.551.422.5
B. Morrow0.12221111.741.11-4.5
C. Mazzoni (W, 1-0)0.20000100.001.007.5
Total9.06554162---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana5.2
S. Cishek (BS, 2)1.1
J. Wilson1.0
B. Morrow0.1
C. Mazzoni (W, 1-0)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - A. Nola
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 92-57, T. Hunter 17-14, S. Dominguez 26-16, A. Morgan 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 10-2, T. Hunter 1-0, A. Morgan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 26, T. Hunter 3, S. Dominguez 6, A. Morgan 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - B. Morrow
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 91-57, S. Cishek 20-11, J. Wilson 13-9, B. Morrow 21-12, C. Mazzoni 7-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 4-3, S. Cishek 1-0, J. Wilson 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 22, S. Cishek 5, J. Wilson 4, B. Morrow 5, C. Mazzoni 2
  • 9TH INNING
    Heyward homered to center, Almora, Happ and Zobrist scored57
    Cozens homered to left, Altherr scored53
  • 6TH INNING
    Altherr homered to center, Hernandez and Santana scored33
  • 4TH INNING
    Baez hit sacrifice fly to right, Rizzo scored, Contreras to third03
    Contreras singled to left, Bryant scored, Rizzo to second02
  • 2ND INNING
    Rizzo homered to right center01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brandon Morrow relieved Justin Wilson
    • A. Altherr: Altherr singled to center
    • D. Cozens: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cozens homered to left, Altherr scored
    • J. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alfaro hit by pitch
    • S. Dominguez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dominguez walked, Alfaro to second
    • Cory Mazzoni relieved Brandon Morrow
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Herrera flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Dominguez Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schwarber walked
    • J. Baez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Schwarber to second on catcher Alfaro fielding error, Almora singled to center, Schwarber to third
    • Ian Happ hit for Cory Mazzoni
    • Adam Morgan relieved Seranthony Dominguez
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Happ walked, Almora to second
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zobrist reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Schwarber out at home, Almora to third, Happ to second
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Heyward homered to center, Almora, Happ and Zobrist scored
  • 8TH INNING
    • Justin Wilson pitching
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Foul, Herrera grounded out to shortstop
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kingery walked
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Santana grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Tommy Hunter
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bryant flied out to deep right
    • A. Rizzo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Rizzo flied out to left
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Contreras flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J.P. Crawford hit for Maikel Franco
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford struck out looking
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Alfaro grounded out to second
    • Jesmuel Valentin hit for Aaron Nola
    • J. Valentin: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Valentin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Hunter pitching
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Steve Cishek
    • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Zobrist grounded out to second
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Santana singled to shallow center, Hernandez to second
    • Steve Cishek relieved Jose Quintana
    • A. Altherr: Altherr homered to center, Hernandez and Santana scored
    • D. Cozens: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cozens struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Contreras walked
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Baez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Contreras out at second
    • A. Almora: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Baez stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Almora grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Franco grounded out to third
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • A. Nola: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dylan Cozens in left field
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Zobrist lined out to center
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to first
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bryant doubled to center
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Foul, Santana flied out to left
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Altherr popped out to first
    • N. Williams: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked, Bryant to third, Bryant stole second
    • W. Contreras: Foul, Ball, Contreras singled to left, Bryant scored, Rizzo to second
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to first, Rizzo to third, Contreras to second
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Ball, Baez hit sacrifice fly to right, Rizzo scored, Contreras to third
    • A. Almora: Almora intentionally walked
    • J. Quintana: Strike swinging, Ball, Almora stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Quintana grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Nola struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • O. Herrera: Herrera singled to right
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Quintana: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Quintana struck out looking
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Heyward grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Williams grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Alfaro struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo homered to right center
    • W. Contreras: Contreras doubled to left center
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • J. Baez: Baez safe at first on 3rd baseman Franco fielding error, Contreras to third
    • A. Almora: Almora grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to second to first, Baez out at second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Herrera singled to right, Hernandez to second
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kingery lined out to third
    • C. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Santana reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez to third, Herrera out at second
    • A. Altherr: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Altherr struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Zobrist struck out looking
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward grounded out to first
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)