Cubs rally for 4 in 8th to beat Reds 8-7

CHICAGO (AP) As far as Javier Baez is concerned, no deficit is too big for the Chicago Cubs to overcome.

Baez and his teammates showed why he feels that way on Saturday.

Baez homered and had four hits - including a game-tying infield single in the eighth - and the Cubs rallied from a five-run deficit for an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Anthony Rizzo's RBI groundout capped a four-run eighth inning for Chicago, which has come from behind in each of its last eight wins.

''That's what we do,'' Baez said. ''We fight to the end. We've been coming back since 2016.''

Eugenio Suarez homered and Billy Hamilton added three hits and three stolen bases for Cincinnati, which had its five-game winning streak against the Cubs snapped.

Randy Rosario (4-0) allowed two hits in 2 1/3 innings to get the win. Brandon Morrow worked the ninth for his 20th save.

The Reds took a 7-4 lead into the eighth, but reliever Amir Garrett - who retired three straight batters in the seventh - walked Victor Caratini and Addison Russell to start the inning. Pinch hitter David Bote then singled to load the bases.

Jared Hughes (2-3) replaced Garrett and Ben Zobrist greeted him with a two-run double to left-center to trim the deficit to 7-6. Baez followed with a comebacker, but Hughes bobbled the ball and then fell down as he picked it up. Baez was credited with an RBI infield hit as Bote scored for a tie at 7.

''It was right there; it hit my glove,'' Hughes said. ''I think it was a hit, but still, I should have made the play.''

Rizzo then drove in Zobrist with a groundout to second base to put Chicago on top.

''Amir gave us a clean seventh inning, and the wheels fell off in the eighth,'' Cincinnati manager Jim Riggleman said.

The five-run deficit was the largest the Cubs have overcome during the eight comeback wins.

''It's fantastic,'' Bote said of Chicago's string of comebacks. ''The quality at-bats the last two weeks have been incredible.''

Suarez's three-run blast in the third gave the Reds a 5-0 lead.

Chicago moved closer with a pair of runs in the fourth. Caratini drove in the first with a double and then scored on an RBI groundout by Russell.

Cincinnati reclaimed the five-run advantage with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings on RBI singles by Jesse Winker and Joey Votto.

The Cubs made it 7-3 in the bottom of the sixth as Rosario drove in a run with a single for his first major league hit and RBI.

Baez's 17th homer leading off the seventh trimmed the deficit to three runs.

HARVEY SOLID

Reds starter Matt Harvey was in line to win his fourth straight start before the eighth-inning meltdown. The right-hander allowed three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings. He has a 1.88 ERA over his last four starts. ''It's a good sign that I can go out, not feel great, be out of whack and still get somewhat deep in the game and limit the damage,'' Harvey said.

SUN FIELD

Harvey might have completed the sixth without giving up a third run had right fielder Scott Schebler not lost a pop fly by Russell in the sun with one out. It dropped in for a double. Rosario followed with a single to drive in Russell.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: OF Jason Heyward left the game after taking a foul ball to the groin in the third inning. 3B Kris Bryant (left shoulder inflammation) took batting practice, fielded grounders and ran the bases before the game. Manager Joe Maddon said Bryant will go on a rehab assignment before being activated, although the details haven't been worked out yet.

UP NEXT

LHP Jon Lester (11-2, 2.25 ERA) looks to become the NL's first 12-game winner on Sunday in the finale of the three-game series. Lester has won seven straight starts. RHP Luis Castillo (5-8, 5.53) pitches for the Reds.

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CHC50-36
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  • W: R. Rosario (4-0)L: J. Hughes (2-3)S: B. Morrow (20)
  • HR: CIN - E. Suarez (18), CHC - J. Baez (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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T. Barnhart C51100014.258.339.367.7061.5
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S. Gennett 2B52200022.329.369.520.8893.0
E. Suarez 3B31231200.312.402.580.98211.0
J. Winker LF40110002.277.389.401.7902.0
A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Hughes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Peraza SS30000112.274.322.378.7002.5
M. Harvey P30000003.067.097.067.1630.0
D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Duvall LF10000000.203.286.395.6810.0
B. Hamilton CF41300000.230.310.311.62110.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Zobrist RF51220023.296.389.430.8195.0
    J. Heyward CF20000001.279.335.422.7570.0
    A. Almora CF30000013.324.365.453.818-0.5
    J. Baez 2B51421001.294.327.565.89212.0
    A. Rizzo 1B40010002.248.346.414.7602.0
    I. Happ 3B40000134.251.376.447.822-0.5
    B. Morrow P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    K. Schwarber LF41100022.248.374.496.8701.0
    V. Caratini C32210100.271.338.329.6667.0
    A. Russell SS32210100.282.356.405.7617.0
    T. Chatwood P20000002.143.143.143.2860.0
    R. Rosario P101100001.0001.0001.0002.0002.0
    a- D. Bote PH-3B11100000.273.366.424.7902.0
    • a-singled for R. Rosario in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Votto (18)
    • HR - E. Suarez (18)
    • RBI - J. Votto (44), E. Suarez 3 (66), J. Winker (36)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (16), E. Suarez 3 (24)
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Zobrist (11), V. Caratini (4), A. Russell (15)
    • HR - J. Baez (17)
    • RBI - B. Zobrist 2 (35), J. Baez 2 (63), A. Rizzo (59), V. Caratini (5), A. Russell (28), R. Rosario
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Peraza (16), B. Hamilton 3 (19)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Baez (16)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Peraza (10)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Russell-Baez-Rizzo)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Harvey5.29321404.801.295.0
    D. Hernandez0.11110012.081.09-2.0
    A. Garrett (H, 18)1.01332203.431.10-2.0
    J. Hughes (L, 2-3) (BS, 2)1.02110201.531.11-4.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Harvey5.2
    D. Hernandez0.1
    A. Garrett (H, 18)1.0
    J. Hughes (L, 2-3) (BS, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Chatwood5.29774415.011.78-3.0
    R. Rosario (W, 4-0)2.12000201.501.2512.0
    B. Morrow (S, 20)1.00000101.351.0910.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Chatwood5.2
    R. Rosario (W, 4-0)2.1
    B. Morrow (S, 20)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Harvey (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 93-60, D. Hernandez 6-4, A. Garrett 27-13, J. Hughes 14-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 5-8, D. Hernandez 1-0, J. Hughes 1-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 28, D. Hernandez 2, A. Garrett 6, J. Hughes 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Chatwood 2 (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 120-72, R. Rosario 23-15, B. Morrow 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 9-4, R. Rosario 2-2, B. Morrow 2-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 30, R. Rosario 8, B. Morrow 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Schebler RF50000033.270.344.464.808-1.5
    T. Barnhart C51100014.258.339.367.7061.5
    J. Votto 1B42210101.296.428.443.8717.0
    S. Gennett 2B52200022.329.369.520.8893.0
    E. Suarez 3B31231200.312.402.580.98211.0
    J. Winker LF40110002.277.389.401.7902.0
    A. Garrett P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Hughes P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Peraza SS30000112.274.322.378.7002.5
    M. Harvey P30000003.067.097.067.1630.0
    D. Hernandez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    A. Duvall LF10000000.203.286.395.6810.0
    B. Hamilton CF41300000.230.310.311.62110.0
    Total37711514717-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Zobrist RF51220023.296.389.430.8195.0
      J. Heyward CF20000001.279.335.422.7570.0
      A. Almora CF30000013.324.365.453.818-0.5
      J. Baez 2B51421001.294.327.565.89212.0
      A. Rizzo 1B40010002.248.346.414.7602.0
      I. Happ 3B40000134.251.376.447.822-0.5
      B. Morrow P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      K. Schwarber LF41100022.248.374.496.8701.0
      V. Caratini C32210100.271.338.329.6667.0
      A. Russell SS32210100.282.356.405.7617.0
      T. Chatwood P20000002.143.143.143.2860.0
      R. Rosario P101100001.0001.0001.0002.0002.0
      a- D. Bote PH-3B11100000.273.366.424.7902.0
      Total37813813818-----
      • a-singled for R. Rosario in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Votto (18)
      • HR - E. Suarez (18)
      • RBI - J. Votto (44), E. Suarez 3 (66), J. Winker (36)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Votto (16), E. Suarez 3 (24)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Zobrist (11), V. Caratini (4), A. Russell (15)
      • HR - J. Baez (17)
      • RBI - B. Zobrist 2 (35), J. Baez 2 (63), A. Rizzo (59), V. Caratini (5), A. Russell (28), R. Rosario
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Peraza (16), B. Hamilton 3 (19)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Baez (16)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Peraza (10)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Russell-Baez-Rizzo)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Harvey5.29321404.801.295.0
      D. Hernandez0.11110012.081.09-2.0
      A. Garrett (H, 18)1.01332203.431.10-2.0
      J. Hughes (L, 2-3) (BS, 2)1.02110201.531.11-4.0
      Total8.01387381---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Harvey5.2
      D. Hernandez0.1
      A. Garrett (H, 18)1.0
      J. Hughes (L, 2-3) (BS, 2)1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Chatwood5.29774415.011.78-3.0
      R. Rosario (W, 4-0)2.12000201.501.2512.0
      B. Morrow (S, 20)1.00000101.351.0910.5
      Total9.01177471---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Chatwood5.2
      R. Rosario (W, 4-0)2.1
      B. Morrow (S, 20)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Harvey (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 93-60, D. Hernandez 6-4, A. Garrett 27-13, J. Hughes 14-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 5-8, D. Hernandez 1-0, J. Hughes 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 28, D. Hernandez 2, A. Garrett 6, J. Hughes 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Chatwood 2 (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 120-72, R. Rosario 23-15, B. Morrow 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 9-4, R. Rosario 2-2, B. Morrow 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 30, R. Rosario 8, B. Morrow 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Rizzo grounded out to second, Zobrist scored, Baez to second78
        Baez reached on an infield single to pitcher, Bote scored, Zobrist to third77
        Zobrist doubled to left center, Caratini and Russell scored, Bote to third76
      • 7TH INNING
        Baez homered to left center74
      • 6TH INNING
        Rosario singled to center, Russell scored73
        Votto singled to right, Hamilton scored72
      • 5TH INNING
        Winker singled to left center, Votto scored, Suarez to third62
      • 4TH INNING
        Russell grounded out to second, Caratini scored52
        Caratini doubled to left center, Schwarber scored, Caratini to third on shortstop Peraza fielding error51
      • 3RD INNING
        Suarez homered to left center, Votto and Gennett scored50
      • 1ST INNING
        Gennett scored, Suarez to third on wild pitch20
        Barnhart scored, Gennett to third, Suarez to second on wild pitch10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Brandon Morrow pitching
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto grounded out to first
        • S. Gennett: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
        • E. Suarez: Suarez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • R. Rosario Pitching:
        • A. Duvall: Ball, Duvall popped out to shortstop
        • B. Hamilton: Hamilton reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton stole second, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnhart struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Garrett Pitching:
        • V. Caratini: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Caratini walked
        • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Russell walked, Caratini to second
        • David Bote hit for Randy Rosario
        • D. Bote: Ball, Bote singled to right, Caratini to third, Russell to second
        • Jared Hughes relieved Amir Garrett
        • B. Zobrist: Foul, Ball, Zobrist doubled to left center, Caratini and Russell scored, Bote to third
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
        • J. Baez: Baez reached on an infield single to pitcher, Bote scored, Zobrist to third
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to second, Zobrist scored, Baez to second
        • I. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Baez stole third, Foul, Foul tip, Happ struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Rosario Pitching:
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Suarez singled to shallow center
        • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Suarez out at second
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Peraza grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hernandez Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Foul, Baez homered to left center
        • Amir Garrett pitching
        • Adam Duvall in left field
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Rizzo lined out to right
        • I. Happ: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hamilton reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • S. Schebler: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Hamilton stole second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Schebler grounded out to pitcher
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Barnhart flied out to center
        • J. Votto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Votto singled to right, Hamilton scored
        • Randy Rosario relieved Tyler Chatwood
        • S. Gennett: Gennett flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • V. Caratini: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Caratini grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Russell: Ball, Russell doubled to right
        • R. Rosario: Rosario singled to center, Russell scored
        • B. Zobrist: Zobrist flied out to deep center
        • David Hernandez relieved Matt Harvey
        • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Almora grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Votto doubled to left
        • S. Gennett: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gennett struck out swinging
        • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked
        • J. Winker: Foul, Ball, Winker singled to left center, Votto scored, Suarez to third
        • J. Peraza: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Peraza struck out looking
        • M. Harvey: Foul, Harvey grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Almora lined out to center
        • J. Baez: Baez singled to center
        • A. Rizzo: Rizzo flied out to deep center
        • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Happ walked, Baez to second
        • K. Schwarber: Schwarber flied out to deep right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Albert Almora in center field
        • J. Peraza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Peraza walked
        • M. Harvey: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Peraza stole second, Foul, Harvey grounded bunt out to first
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Hamilton singled to right, Peraza to third
        • S. Schebler: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging, Hamilton stole second
        • T. Barnhart: Foul, Foul, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schwarber singled to center
        • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Caratini doubled to left center, Schwarber scored, Caratini to third on shortstop Peraza fielding error
        • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Russell grounded out to second, Caratini scored
        • T. Chatwood: Foul, Chatwood grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Schebler lined out to left
        • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to first
        • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto walked
        • S. Gennett: Foul, Gennett reached on an infield single to second, Votto to second
        • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Suarez homered to left center, Votto and Gennett scored
        • J. Winker: Foul, Ball, Foul, Winker grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Heyward grounded out to first
        • J. Baez: Ball, Baez singled to center
        • A. Rizzo: Foul, Foul, Foul, Rizzo flied out to center
        • I. Happ: Ball, Foul, Happ grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • J. Peraza: Strike looking, Peraza lined out to right
        • M. Harvey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harvey grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Hamilton: Foul, Ball, Hamilton grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
        • V. Caratini: Strike looking, Ball, Caratini reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Russell: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Russell singled to right, Caratini to second
        • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Ball, Chatwood flied out to right
        • B. Zobrist: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • S. Schebler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
        • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnhart singled to left
        • J. Votto: Ball, Votto lined out to left
        • S. Gennett: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gennett singled to right, Barnhart to third
        • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Suarez walked, Gennett to second
        • J. Winker: Ball, Barnhart scored, Gennett to third, Suarez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Gennett scored, Suarez to third on wild pitch, Winker grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Harvey Pitching:
        • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Zobrist singled to right
        • J. Heyward: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Heyward fouled out to third
        • J. Baez: Baez popped out to third
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch, Zobrist to second
        • I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)