Rizzo, Schwarber lead Cubs to 5-3 victory over Tigers

CHICAGO (AP) Spotting opponents an early lead hasn't been a problem lately for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs.

Rizzo drove in his second run of the game in the seventh inning to snap a tie, Kyle Schwarber followed with a solo homer in the eighth and the Cubs rebounded from an early three-run deficit to edge the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday for their fifth straight win.

The other team has scored first in each of Chicago's recent victories, but the Cubs have kept chipping away.

''We know we're a good team,'' Rizzo said. ''We just have to string together good at-bats.''

The Cubs did just that again on Tuesday.

With one out in the seventh, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist singled off Tigers reliever Daniel Stumpf (1-4). Rizzo's slow bouncer up the middle resulted in a force of Zobrist at second, but Jose Iglesias' throw to first was too late to double up Rizzo and Heyward scored from third to put Chicago ahead for the first time, 4-3.

Schwarber hit his team-leading 17th homer to right against a steady wind off Lake Michigan in the eighth.

Trailing 3-0, Albert Almora, Jr. and Heyward each drove in a run with a double, then Rizzo followed with an RBI single in Chicago's three-run fifth.

Rizzo has just one homer in his past 20 games - and 12 this season - after launching at least 31 in each of the past four seasons. But the Cubs slugger says the longball isn't always the best approach.

''You get down and start battling (at) two strikes, it's not about hitting a homer,'' Rizzo said. ''It's just about putting the ball in play and we're doing a good job at that.''

Justin Wilson (3-2), the second of Chicago's four relievers, pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win. Pedro Strop pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save in four chances.

The Cubs' bullpen allowed just one hit after starter Kyle Hendricks labored through five innings, allowing three runs and seven hits in a no-decision. In his past six starts, the right-hander is 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA.

''They didn't beat him up by any means today,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''It's just that it wasn't a typical surgeon-like procedure from Kyle. He looks good, he's just not executing.''

Detroit leadoff hitter Mikie Mahtook had three singles and scored a run. Niko Goodrum drove in a run with a double, and Jeimer Candelario and James McCann each had an RBI as the Tigers lost their 12th game in their past 14.

Tigers starter Michael Fulmer went six innings and allowed three runs - all in the fifth - and seven hits.

''He had really good stuff,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''He got a couple of pitches up a bit, but they kind of put them in the right place.

''It wasn't like they were lashing them, but they put them on the outfield grass, kind of like what we did to them early.''

The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first. After Mahtook and Nick Castellanos led off with singles, Candelario drove in a run with a groundout. Goodrum's double to the right-field corner scored the second run.

The Tigers added a run in the fourth on McCann's RBI single.

The Cubs tied it 3-all in the fifth. Pinch-hitter Tommy LaStella, Almora and Heyward led off with consecutive doubles to cut it to 3-2, then Rizzo's hit with one out tied it.

WINDY CITY TIGER

INF/OF Jim Adduci, called up from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, was in Detroit's lineup at first base and singled and scored in his first game this season. The 33-year-old attended Evergreen Park High School in Chicago's south suburbs and grew up a fan of both the Cubs and White Sox. Adduci's father, also named Jim, played a total of 70 games with three major league teams in the 1980s and was at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Cubs: INF/OF Kris Bryant (left shoulder inflammation) probably will return Wednesday or Friday, Maddon said after the game. The Cubs star has been sidelined since June 22. ... RHP Yu Darvish (right triceps inflammation, right elbow impingement/inflammation) rejoined the Cubs after seeing Dr. Keith Meister in Texas on Friday and getting a cortisone shot. Maddon said he still hadn't yet talked to the right-hander about his progress following the injection.

UP NEXT:

Tigers LHP Francisco Liriano (3-4. 3.99) takes the mound against Cubs LHP Jose Quintana (6-6. 4.31) on Wednesday afternoon in the finale of the two-game interleague set. Liriano has lost both of his starts since coming off the disabled list (right hamstring strain) on June 23. Quintana has two losses and three no-decisions in his past five starts and hasn't won since May 31.

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DET38-49
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CHC48-35
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  • W: J. Wilson (3-2)L: D. Stumpf (1-4)S: P. Strop (2)
  • HR: CHC - K. Schwarber (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Mahtook LF41300001.221.253.286.5394.0
N. Castellanos RF41100002.309.354.518.8722.0
J. Candelario 3B40010011.238.340.451.7910.5
N. Goodrum 2B40110021.236.314.438.7532.0
J. Adduci 1B41100001.250.250.250.5002.0
J. Jones CF30100111.221.274.376.6501.5
J. McCann C40110021.226.274.316.5901.0
J. Iglesias SS40000003.266.305.374.6790.0
M. Fulmer P20000001.000.000.000.0000.0
a- V. Reyes PH10000011.211.211.296.507-0.5
D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Saupold P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Fulmer in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF41110121.329.368.459.8284.0
J. Heyward RF42210003.288.345.436.7816.0
B. Zobrist 2B40100004.292.389.429.8181.0
A. Rizzo 1B40120000.250.348.421.7703.0
J. Baez 3B40000032.286.322.559.881-1.5
K. Schwarber LF41211011.247.374.502.8766.5
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Contreras C30200100.280.365.448.8133.0
A. Russell SS40100002.286.357.409.7662.0
K. Hendricks P10000012.091.118.121.239-0.5
a- T. La Stella PH11100000.280.339.320.6593.0
A. Bass P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Bote PH00000100.241.333.310.6440.0
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Cishek P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
c- I. Happ PH-LF00000100.257.381.461.8421.0
  • a-doubled for Hendricks in the 5th
  • b-walked for Bass in the 6th
  • c-walked for Cishek in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Goodrum (16)
  • RBI - J. Candelario (33), N. Goodrum (26), J. McCann (23)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Almora (18), J. Heyward (15), A. Russell (14), T. La Stella (4)
  • HR - K. Schwarber (17)
  • RBI - A. Almora (27), J. Heyward (38), A. Rizzo 2 (58), K. Schwarber (39)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Bote (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - N. Castellanos (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Rizzo-Baez-Zobrist; Zobrist-Rizzo)
  • E - A. Russell (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fulmer6.07333504.221.2810.5
D. Stumpf (L, 1-4)0.22110106.001.94-7.5
A. Wilson0.10000103.901.140.5
W. Saupold1.02111014.461.57-1.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Fulmer6.0
D. Stumpf (L, 1-4)0.2
A. Wilson0.1
W. Saupold1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks5.07331204.271.255.0
A. Bass1.00000000.680.983.0
J. Wilson (W, 3-2)1.00000203.091.4311.0
S. Cishek (H, 10)1.00000201.851.034.0
P. Strop (S, 2)1.01000102.551.089.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks5.0
A. Bass1.0
J. Wilson (W, 3-2)1.0
S. Cishek (H, 10)1.0
P. Strop (S, 2)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 99-62, D. Stumpf 16-11, A. Wilson 6-3, W. Saupold 19-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 8-4, D. Stumpf 1-0, W. Saupold 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 27, D. Stumpf 4, A. Wilson, W. Saupold 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 78-54, A. Bass 14-8, J. Wilson 23-16, S. Cishek 15-10, P. Strop 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 6-5, A. Bass 2-1, J. Wilson 1-1, P. Strop 2-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 21, A. Bass 3, J. Wilson 4, S. Cishek 3, P. Strop 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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CHC48-35
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Mahtook LF41300001.221.253.286.5394.0
N. Castellanos RF41100002.309.354.518.8722.0
J. Candelario 3B40010011.238.340.451.7910.5
N. Goodrum 2B40110021.236.314.438.7532.0
J. Adduci 1B41100001.250.250.250.5002.0
J. Jones CF30100111.221.274.376.6501.5
J. McCann C40110021.226.274.316.5901.0
J. Iglesias SS40000003.266.305.374.6790.0
M. Fulmer P20000001.000.000.000.0000.0
a- V. Reyes PH10000011.211.211.296.507-0.5
D. Stumpf P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Saupold P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total3438301713-----
  • a-struck out for Fulmer in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Almora CF41110121.329.368.459.8284.0
J. Heyward RF42210003.288.345.436.7816.0
B. Zobrist 2B40100004.292.389.429.8181.0
A. Rizzo 1B40120000.250.348.421.7703.0
J. Baez 3B40000032.286.322.559.881-1.5
K. Schwarber LF41211011.247.374.502.8766.5
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Contreras C30200100.280.365.448.8133.0
A. Russell SS40100002.286.357.409.7662.0
K. Hendricks P10000012.091.118.121.239-0.5
a- T. La Stella PH11100000.280.339.320.6593.0
A. Bass P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Bote PH00000100.241.333.310.6440.0
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Cishek P0000-000.200.200.200.000-
c- I. Happ PH-LF00000100.257.381.461.8421.0
Total33511514715-----
  • a-doubled for Hendricks in the 5th
  • b-walked for Bass in the 6th
  • c-walked for Cishek in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Goodrum (16)
  • RBI - J. Candelario (33), N. Goodrum (26), J. McCann (23)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Almora (18), J. Heyward (15), A. Russell (14), T. La Stella (4)
  • HR - K. Schwarber (17)
  • RBI - A. Almora (27), J. Heyward (38), A. Rizzo 2 (58), K. Schwarber (39)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Bote (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - N. Castellanos (6)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Rizzo-Baez-Zobrist; Zobrist-Rizzo)
  • E - A. Russell (11)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Fulmer6.07333504.221.2810.5
D. Stumpf (L, 1-4)0.22110106.001.94-7.5
A. Wilson0.10000103.901.140.5
W. Saupold1.02111014.461.57-1.0
Total8.01155471---
PITCHERSIP
M. Fulmer6.0
D. Stumpf (L, 1-4)0.2
A. Wilson0.1
W. Saupold1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks5.07331204.271.255.0
A. Bass1.00000000.680.983.0
J. Wilson (W, 3-2)1.00000203.091.4311.0
S. Cishek (H, 10)1.00000201.851.034.0
P. Strop (S, 2)1.01000102.551.089.5
Total9.0833170---
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks5.0
A. Bass1.0
J. Wilson (W, 3-2)1.0
S. Cishek (H, 10)1.0
P. Strop (S, 2)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Fulmer 99-62, D. Stumpf 16-11, A. Wilson 6-3, W. Saupold 19-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Fulmer 8-4, D. Stumpf 1-0, W. Saupold 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Fulmer 27, D. Stumpf 4, A. Wilson, W. Saupold 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 78-54, A. Bass 14-8, J. Wilson 23-16, S. Cishek 15-10, P. Strop 14-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 6-5, A. Bass 2-1, J. Wilson 1-1, P. Strop 2-0
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 21, A. Bass 3, J. Wilson 4, S. Cishek 3, P. Strop 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Schwarber homered to right center35
  • 7TH INNING
    Rizzo reached on fielder's choice to second, Heyward scored, Zobrist out at second34
  • 5TH INNING
    Rizzo singled to shallow left, Heyward scored33
    Heyward doubled to deep left, Almora scored32
    Almora doubled to right, La Stella scored31
  • 4TH INNING
    McCann singled to left, Adduci scored, Jones to second30
  • 1ST INNING
    Goodrum doubled to deep right, Castellanos scored20
    Candelario grounded out to second, Mahtook scored, Castellanos to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Adduci grounded out to first
    • J. Jones: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones singled to left
    • J. McCann: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Steve Cishek relieved Justin Wilson
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Castellanos lined out to left
    • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
    • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Warwick Saupold relieved Alex Wilson
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Schwarber homered to right center
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Contreras singled to right, Contreras out at second
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Russell flied out to deep center
    • Ian Happ hit for Steve Cishek
    • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Happ walked
    • A. Almora: Foul, Ball, Ball, Almora grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Happ out at second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Justin Wilson pitching
    • J. McCann: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Iglesias safe at first on shortstop Russell fielding error
    • Victor Reyes hit for Michael Fulmer
    • V. Reyes: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Mahtook flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Daniel Stumpf pitching
    • A. Almora: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Almora struck out looking
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Heyward singled to right
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist singled to right, Heyward to third
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rizzo reached on fielder's choice to second, Heyward scored, Zobrist out at second
    • Alex Wilson relieved Daniel Stumpf
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Anthony Bass pitching
    • N. Goodrum: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodrum grounded out to first
    • J. Adduci: Foul, Ball, Ball, Adduci grounded out to first
    • J. Jones: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jones lined out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Strike swinging, Contreras grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Russell lined out to center
    • David Bote hit for Anthony Bass
    • D. Bote: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bote walked
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bote caught stealing, catcher to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mahtook singled to deep left
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Castellanos grounded into double play second to first, Mahtook out at second
    • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Candelario flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Kyle Hendricks
    • T. La Stella: Foul, Ball, Ball, La Stella doubled to deep left
    • A. Almora: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Almora doubled to right, La Stella scored
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Heyward doubled to deep left, Almora scored
    • B. Zobrist: Zobrist grounded out to second, Heyward to third
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo singled to shallow left, Heyward scored
    • J. Baez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Baez flied out to center
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • J. Adduci: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Adduci singled to shallow left
    • J. Jones: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Jones walked, Adduci to second
    • J. McCann: McCann singled to left, Adduci scored, Jones to second
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Iglesias popped out to shortstop
    • M. Fulmer: Foul, Ball, Fulmer hit into double play first to third to second, Jones out at third
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo grounded out to second
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike looking, Schwarber singled to center
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Contreras singled to shallow right, Schwarber to third
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Russell grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mahtook singled to left
    • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos flied out to left
    • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Candelario popped out to second
    • N. Goodrum: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Goodrum struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Contreras walked
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Russell doubled to deep right, Contreras to third
    • K. Hendricks: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
    • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Almora walked
    • J. Heyward: Heyward popped out to third
    • B. Zobrist: Ball, Zobrist flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • J. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCann flied out to deep right
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Iglesias grounded out to second
    • M. Fulmer: Strike looking, Fulmer grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo grounded out to second
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mahtook singled to deep right
    • N. Castellanos: Foul, Castellanos singled to shallow right center, Mahtook to third
    • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Candelario grounded out to second, Mahtook scored, Castellanos to second
    • N. Goodrum: Ball, Goodrum doubled to deep right, Castellanos scored
    • J. Adduci: Foul, Adduci grounded out to second, Goodrum to third
    • J. Jones: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Fulmer Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Heyward grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Zobrist grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)