Cubs capitalize, bounce back from tough loss to beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jose Quintana told Kyle Hendricks he would do all he could to follow him with another strong start by the Cubs rotation.

This is exactly what manager Joe Maddon hoped to see: the pitching getting on a little roll and hitters doing their part as the second half nears.

Victor Caratini hit an RBI double during a decisive seventh inning, helping Chicago back Quintana in a close game and beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night.

A night after losing 2-1 in 11 innings despite a strong start from Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs had enough offense for Quintana (8-6) - and they could have a healthy third baseman Kris Bryant back in the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale.

Quintana allowed three hits in six scoreless innings to beat the Giants for the first time in his career after the lefty went 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA over his first three starts.

''I said to Kyle `I'll try to follow you,''' Quintana said. ''It's really good for us.''

Addison Russell's one-out double in the seventh chased Giants starter Derek Holland (5-8). Russell advanced on Sam Dyson's wild pitch and scored on a bad throw by catcher Nick Hundley trying to get Russell at third. Caratini later doubled.

Carl Edwards Jr. struck out the side in order in the seventh, Justin Wilson followed with a perfect eighth and Steve Cishek closed it out for his third save after taking the loss Monday. Maddon said afterward Brandon Morrow wasn't available for the ninth because of a planned second consecutive day off.

The Giants got just one baserunner over the final four innings.

''We've had a lot of good innings out of a lot of different members of our bullpen,'' Maddon said. ''So when it got to that tonight it's not like it was anything new.''

Holland struck out eight and didn't walk a batter in 6 1/3 innings. Johnny Cueto had been the announced scheduled starter, but manager Bruce Bochy gave Cueto an extra day to recover, something that could be the norm in the second half for the veteran right-hander.

Holland has been versatile: In less than a week, he pinch-ran, pitched twice in relief then returned to the rotation.

''If I have to go back to the `pen I'll be perfectly fine,'' he said. ''Whatever Bochy and the guys come up with, I'm going to do.''

Giants center fielder Gorkys Hernandez returned to the lineup after missing Monday's game nursing a tight calf that forced him to an early exit Sunday against the Cardinals.

Aside from a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth, Buster Posey had the night off for the Giants and was scheduled to catch the day game Wednesday. He has to skip the All-Star Game because of a lingering right hip injury that will require an injection.

FAMILIAR MAN ON THE PA

Former Giants third base coach Tim Flannery will handle public address announcer duties for Wednesday's series finale as Renel Brooks-Moon participates in San Francisco Mayor-Elect London Breed's inauguration.

''A great honor for both of us,'' Flannery posted on Twitter.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Bryant was headed to the Bay Area hoping he will be ready to come off the disabled list and play Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the San Francisco Giants. Bryant, out since June 23 with inflammation in his left shoulder, played rehab games for Double-A Tennessee on Monday and Tuesday. He had hoped to re-join the Cubs during their series at AT&T Park.

Giants: 2B Joe Panik will be out at least a few weeks with a strained left groin. Panik hopes to begin light movements this weekend to test the tender leg, noting ''nothing was torn off the bone.'' ... 3B Evan Longoria, three weeks out from surgery on his fractured left hand, is doing more baseball activities such as taking groundballs, working on flips, playing catch and hitting off the tee. ''I feel on track to being where I need to be,'' Longoria said. ... RHP closer Hunter Strickland had pins removed from his surgically repaired broken pitching hand that he injured punching a door in frustration after blowing a save against the Marlins on June 18.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Mike Montgomery (3-3, 3.68 ERA) is 0-1 in four career appearances against the Giants with two starts, posting a 3.78 ERA with one save.

Giants: RHP Cueto (3-1, 1.95) makes his second start since coming off the disabled list from a 61-game absence with an inflamed pitching elbow and seventh overall in 2018. He is 9-9 in 25 career starts vs. the Cubs.

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  • W: J. Quintana (8-6)L: D. Holland (5-8)S: S. Cishek (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Heyward RF40100000.279.340.419.7591.0
J. Baez 2B40100021.291.326.557.8831.0
W. Contreras C40000031.280.368.455.822-1.5
A. Russell SS41100020.279.350.406.7552.0
D. Bote 3B20200000.300.388.425.8131.0
a- K. Schwarber PH-LF10000100.248.377.496.8730.0
S. Cishek P00000000.200.200.200.4000.0
I. Happ LF-3B21000101.253.378.444.8222.0
V. Caratini 1B30110011.270.333.338.6712.5
J. Quintana P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
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C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Bote in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Quintana in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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B. Crawford SS30100011.296.363.471.8340.5
H. Pence LF30000011.209.258.261.519-0.5
C. d'Arnaud 2B30100011.200.200.200.4000.5
P. Sandoval 3B20000011.258.318.414.732-0.5
a- A. Slater PH10000010.263.383.316.699-0.5
A. Hanson 3B00000000.276.305.517.8220.0
D. Holland P20000001.063.063.094.1560.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- B. Posey PH10000000.279.361.404.7640.0
R. Black P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Sandoval in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Dyson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Baez (23), A. Russell (18), V. Caratini (5)
  • RBI - V. Caratini (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - V. Caratini (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Bote (3), K. Schwarber (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Russell-Baez-Caratini; Quintana-Baez-Caratini)
FIELDING
  • E - N. Hundley (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (W, 8-6)6.03002303.961.3724.5
C. Edwards (H, 11)1.00000302.701.164.5
J. Wilson (H, 7)1.00000102.921.353.5
S. Cishek (S, 3)1.00000001.961.0410.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (W, 8-6)6.0
C. Edwards (H, 11)1.0
J. Wilson (H, 7)1.0
S. Cishek (S, 3)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland (L, 5-8)6.15110804.171.3314.0
S. Dyson1.21112203.351.140.0
R. Black1.000002020.252.254.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland (L, 5-8)6.1
S. Dyson1.2
R. Black1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 86-54, C. Edwards 12-9, J. Wilson 15-11, S. Cishek 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 8-5, J. Wilson 1-1, S. Cishek 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 21, C. Edwards 3, J. Wilson 3, S. Cishek 3
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Dyson
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 99-71, S. Dyson 26-14, R. Black 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 4-6, S. Dyson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 23, S. Dyson 7, R. Black 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Almora CF40000020.319.357.441.798-1.0
J. Heyward RF40100000.279.340.419.7591.0
J. Baez 2B40100021.291.326.557.8831.0
W. Contreras C40000031.280.368.455.822-1.5
A. Russell SS41100020.279.350.406.7552.0
D. Bote 3B20200000.300.388.425.8131.0
a- K. Schwarber PH-LF10000100.248.377.496.8730.0
S. Cishek P00000000.200.200.200.4000.0
I. Happ LF-3B21000101.253.378.444.8222.0
V. Caratini 1B30110011.270.333.338.6712.5
J. Quintana P20000020.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- T. La Stella PH10000001.277.336.317.6530.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Bote in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Quintana in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Hernandez CF30000100.276.326.457.7831.0
B. Belt 1B40100011.302.394.505.9000.5
A. McCutchen RF30000101.259.342.415.7571.0
N. Hundley C30000011.255.300.489.789-0.5
B. Crawford SS30100011.296.363.471.8340.5
H. Pence LF30000011.209.258.261.519-0.5
C. d'Arnaud 2B30100011.200.200.200.4000.5
P. Sandoval 3B20000011.258.318.414.732-0.5
a- A. Slater PH10000010.263.383.316.699-0.5
A. Hanson 3B00000000.276.305.517.8220.0
D. Holland P20000001.063.063.094.1560.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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R. Black P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Sandoval in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Dyson in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Baez (23), A. Russell (18), V. Caratini (5)
  • RBI - V. Caratini (6)
  • 2-Out RBI - V. Caratini (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Bote (3), K. Schwarber (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Russell-Baez-Caratini; Quintana-Baez-Caratini)
FIELDING
  • E - N. Hundley (5)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (W, 8-6)6.03002303.961.3724.5
C. Edwards (H, 11)1.00000302.701.164.5
J. Wilson (H, 7)1.00000102.921.353.5
S. Cishek (S, 3)1.00000001.961.0410.0
Total9.0300270---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (W, 8-6)6.0
C. Edwards (H, 11)1.0
J. Wilson (H, 7)1.0
S. Cishek (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Holland (L, 5-8)6.15110804.171.3314.0
S. Dyson1.21112203.351.140.0
R. Black1.000002020.252.254.0
Total9.06222120---
PITCHERSIP
D. Holland (L, 5-8)6.1
S. Dyson1.2
R. Black1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 86-54, C. Edwards 12-9, J. Wilson 15-11, S. Cishek 14-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 8-5, J. Wilson 1-1, S. Cishek 1-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 21, C. Edwards 3, J. Wilson 3, S. Cishek 3
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Dyson
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Holland 99-71, S. Dyson 26-14, R. Black 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Holland 4-6, S. Dyson 1-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Holland 23, S. Dyson 7, R. Black 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Caratini doubled to deep right center, Happ scored20
    Russell scored on wild pitch10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Raymond Black pitching
    • Alen Hanson at third base
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Contreras struck out looking
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ben Zobrist in left field
    • Steve Cishek pitching
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Belt flied out to deep left
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, McCutchen lined out to left
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • S. Dyson Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward lined out to right
    • J. Baez: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Justin Wilson relieved Carl Edwards
    • C. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop
    • Austin Slater hit for Pablo Sandoval
    • A. Slater: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Slater struck out swinging
    • Buster Posey hit for Sam Dyson
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Posey lined out to left
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Russell doubled to right center
    • Sam Dyson relieved Derek Holland
    • Kyle Schwarber hit for David Bote
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Russell scored on wild pitch, Ball, Schwarber walked
    • I. Happ: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Schwarber caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Happ walked
    • V. Caratini: Pickoff attempt, Caratini doubled to deep right center, Happ scored
    • Tommy La Stella hit for Jose Quintana
    • T. La Stella: Ball, Ball, La Stella grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Carl Edwards pitching
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hundley struck out swinging
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • H. Pence: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Quintana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Quintana struck out looking
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Almora popped out to shortstop
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward singled to shallow right
    • J. Baez: Foul, Baez flied out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, McCutchen grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Hernandez out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Russell lined out to center
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bote singled to center
    • I. Happ: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Happ popped out to second
    • V. Caratini: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Caratini struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence grounded out to second
    • C. d'Arnaud: Foul, d'Arnaud singled to center
    • P. Sandoval: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Sandoval flied out to center
    • D. Holland: Ball, Strike looking, Holland grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Heyward grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Baez doubled to left center
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Contreras popped out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Ball, Strike looking, Belt singled to left center
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCutchen walked, Belt to second
    • N. Hundley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hundley grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Belt to third, McCutchen out at second
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • I. Happ: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Happ grounded out to first
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Caratini popped out to second
    • J. Quintana: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Quintana struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • P. Sandoval: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Sandoval struck out looking
    • D. Holland: Strike looking, Ball, Holland grounded out to second
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Contreras struck out swinging
    • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Bote singled to left
    • I. Happ: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bote caught stealing, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • N. Hundley: Strike looking, Hundley grounded out to catcher
    • B. Crawford: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Crawford singled to left
    • H. Pence: Pence flied out to right
    • C. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Almora grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to first
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Belt: Foul, Ball, Belt fouled out to left
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)