Rizzo leads Cubs past Brewers 8-4

CHICAGO (AP) It's purely about the math for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs.

A three-game lead is better than a one-game advantage, and that was all that mattered Wednesday.

Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 to strengthen its hold on the NL Central.

The Cubs bounced back nicely from their 7-0 loss in the opener of the two-game series, improving to 9-4 against the Brewers this year. But they have six more games left in the season series and St. Louis is gaining quickly, so Rizzo and company coolly packed up their three-game advantage over the second-place Brewers and got ready for a six-game trip.

It's just about the numbers in the middle of August.

''I think early on we knew it was going to come down to the wire,'' Rizzo said, ''so I don't see us or any team pulling away like crazy. Winning games versus our division is always big, and this one was nice.''

Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago moved 19 games over .500, matching its season high. David Bote had two hits, scored twice and made a terrific barehanded play at third base in his first action since he hit a game-ending grand slam in Sunday night's 4-3 victory over Washington.

Kyle Hendricks (9-9) struck out eight in six-plus innings on his bobblehead day, providing a lift for the Cubs after Jon Lester and Jose Quintana struggled in recent starts.

''Psychologically, I mean obviously there was a lot of folks that would have been running for the hills had we lost,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''The fact that you win the game, it settles down that method. There's still a long way to go.''

Milwaukee had a chance to inch closer to Chicago, but instead lost for the fourth time in six games. Junior Guerra (6-8) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, and first baseman Eric Thames committed an error that helped set up a run.

''It was definitely a hard game,'' Guerra said. ''Some of the things just didn't go our way today.''

The Brewers, who are in position for a wild card, also lost left fielder Ryan Braun and catcher Manny Pina to injuries. Braun departed with tightness on the right side of his rib cage, and Pina hurt his left shoulder when he collided with Javier Baez while he was diving back to second in the seventh.

Pina stayed in after the play and scored on Mike Moustakas' single. But Erik Kratz took over behind the plate in the bottom half of the inning.

''We're going to take him to Milwaukee for tests tomorrow, but he was adamant about staying in the game,'' manager Craig Counsell said. ''It's just kind of precautionary. So we'll get some tests and we'll see.''

Braun is considered day to day. He got hurt trying to make a sliding catch on Heyward's RBI double in the third.

''I don't anticipate making a quick move with this one, but if it lingers, we're going to have to make a move,'' Counsell said.

Rizzo, who had been leading off, drove a 0-1 pitch from Guerra into the basket in left for a two-run shot in the first. The big first baseman also blooped a run-scoring single into center in the Cubs' three-run fourth, helped by a partly cloudy sky that made life difficult for each team all afternoon.

The Brewers closed to 7-4 on Hernan Perez's RBI single in the seventh. But they wasted a chance for more when Travis Shaw popped out and Jonathan Schoop lined to left with the bases loaded, ending the inning.

Albert Almora Jr. then led off the bottom half of the inning with a line drive into the bleachers in left . It was his first homer since June 28 and No. 5 on the year.

MINOR MOVES

The Cubs acquired minor league outfielder Terrance Gore from Kansas City for a player to be named or cash. He was assigned to Triple-A Iowa.

The speedy Gore is 0 for 11 in 49 major league games. But he has scored 14 times and swiped 21 bases.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson is unlikely to return this season after he had shoulder surgery in September, according to Counsell. ... RHP Zach Davies, who is coming back from an inflamed right rotator cuff and tight lower back, could make another rehab appearance after he starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: Following a day off, RHP Freddy Peralta (5-3, 4.47 ERA) faces Cardinals RHP Luke Weaver (6-10, 4.66 ERA) on Friday night in the opener of a big weekend series in St. Louis. Peralta was tagged for seven runs in three-plus innings in a 10-1 loss at Atlanta on Friday night.

Cubs: Lester (12-5, 3.89 ERA) pitches Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at Pittsburgh. He is 0-3 with a 10.32 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break. RHP Ivan Nova (7-6, 4.42 ERA) gets the ball for the Pirates.

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  • W: K. Hendricks (9-9)L: J. Guerra (6-8)
  • HR: CHC - A. Rizzo (18), A. Almora (5)
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  • b-flied out for Burnes in the 8th
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A. Almora CF31111202.297.339.411.7508.0
K. Schwarber LF40100005.243.359.459.8181.0
I. Happ LF00000000.242.366.418.7830.0
W. Contreras C31100101.271.360.430.7913.0
K. Hendricks P20000020.063.082.083.165-1.0
C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Cishek P10000011.167.167.167.333-0.5
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A. Russell SS41110011.265.333.365.6982.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Shaw (20), J. Schoop (20)
    • RBI - M. Moustakas (72), H. Perez (28), J. Schoop (43), E. Thames (37)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (13), E. Thames (19)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, R. Braun, H. Perez, J. Schoop 3 (3), J. Guerra 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Heyward 2 (20)
    • 3B - J. Baez (8)
    • HR - A. Rizzo (18), A. Almora (5)
    • SH - K. Hendricks (2)
    • RBI - J. Heyward 2 (50), A. Rizzo 3 (78), A. Almora (32), A. Russell (37)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward (24), A. Rizzo 3 (21)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo, A. Almora 2 (2), K. Schwarber 5 (5), A. Russell
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Rizzo 2 (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Moustakas-Shaw-Thames)
    • E - E. Thames (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Hendricks-Baez-Rizzo)
    • E - A. Rizzo (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Guerra (L, 6-8)3.29761213.731.33-11.0
    D. Jennings0.11001003.161.33-2.0
    T. Williams1.21000204.061.403.0
    C. Burnes1.11111214.111.171.0
    J. Jeffress1.01001101.271.021.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Guerra (L, 6-8)3.2
    D. Jennings0.1
    T. Williams1.2
    C. Burnes1.1
    J. Jeffress1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Hendricks (W, 9-9)6.07442804.111.2216.0
    C. Edwards0.12001002.561.16-3.0
    J. Wilson (H, 11)0.10000003.201.380.0
    S. Cishek (H, 17)1.10000101.820.993.5
    P. Strop1.00000102.631.043.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Hendricks (W, 9-9)6.0
    C. Edwards0.1
    J. Wilson (H, 11)0.1
    S. Cishek (H, 17)1.1
    P. Strop1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Guerra 3 (9), J. Jeffress (3)
    • IBB - J. Jeffress (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 58-36, D. Jennings 18-10, T. Williams 24-15, C. Burnes 28-17, J. Jeffress 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 8-1, D. Jennings 1-0, T. Williams 2-1, C. Burnes 2-0, J. Jeffress 1-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 21, D. Jennings 3, T. Williams 6, C. Burnes 6, J. Jeffress 5
    • Balks - C. Burnes
    PITCHING
    • HBP - P. Strop (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 93-64, C. Edwards 16-11, J. Wilson 3-1, S. Cishek 9-9, P. Strop 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 8-2
    • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 27, C. Edwards 4, J. Wilson, S. Cishek 4, P. Strop 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Yelich RF-LF50100022.309.372.514.8860.0
    L. Cain CF30000111.301.391.423.8141.5
    M. Moustakas 3B50310011.257.316.469.7853.5
    R. Braun LF20000001.253.302.463.7650.0
    a- H. Perez PH-RF30110013.267.301.424.7251.5
    T. Shaw 2B41100013.249.341.477.8182.5
    J. Schoop SS41110003.234.263.420.6834.0
    E. Thames 1B30110020.230.308.516.8241.0
    C. Burnes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    b- K. Broxton PH10000000.182.318.364.6820.0
    J. Jeffress P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    M. Pina C21100110.241.298.373.6712.5
    E. Kratz C10000000.250.290.388.6780.0
    J. Guerra P20000002.065.065.129.1940.0
    D. Jennings P0000-000.667.6671.000.000-
    T. Williams P0000-000.250.250.250.000-
    J. Aguilar 1B11000110.280.365.585.9501.5
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    • a-grounded into a double play for Braun in the 5th
    • b-flied out for Burnes in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Baez 2B51200011.293.325.574.9004.5
    J. Heyward RF51320001.281.346.410.7568.0
    D. Bote 3B52200023.333.417.531.9483.0
    A. Rizzo 1B41231102.265.363.444.80714.0
    A. Almora CF31111202.297.339.411.7508.0
    K. Schwarber LF40100005.243.359.459.8181.0
    I. Happ LF00000000.242.366.418.7830.0
    W. Contreras C31100101.271.360.430.7913.0
    K. Hendricks P20000020.063.082.083.165-1.0
    C. Edwards P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Wilson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    S. Cishek P10000011.167.167.167.333-0.5
    P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    A. Russell SS41110011.265.333.365.6982.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Shaw (20), J. Schoop (20)
      • RBI - M. Moustakas (72), H. Perez (28), J. Schoop (43), E. Thames (37)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Schoop (13), E. Thames (19)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Cain, R. Braun, H. Perez, J. Schoop 3 (3), J. Guerra 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Heyward 2 (20)
      • 3B - J. Baez (8)
      • HR - A. Rizzo (18), A. Almora (5)
      • SH - K. Hendricks (2)
      • RBI - J. Heyward 2 (50), A. Rizzo 3 (78), A. Almora (32), A. Russell (37)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward (24), A. Rizzo 3 (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo, A. Almora 2 (2), K. Schwarber 5 (5), A. Russell
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Rizzo 2 (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Moustakas-Shaw-Thames)
      • E - E. Thames (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Hendricks-Baez-Rizzo)
      • E - A. Rizzo (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Guerra (L, 6-8)3.29761213.731.33-11.0
      D. Jennings0.11001003.161.33-2.0
      T. Williams1.21000204.061.403.0
      C. Burnes1.11111214.111.171.0
      J. Jeffress1.01001101.271.021.5
      Total8.01387472---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Guerra (L, 6-8)3.2
      D. Jennings0.1
      T. Williams1.2
      C. Burnes1.1
      J. Jeffress1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Hendricks (W, 9-9)6.07442804.111.2216.0
      C. Edwards0.12001002.561.16-3.0
      J. Wilson (H, 11)0.10000003.201.380.0
      S. Cishek (H, 17)1.10000101.820.993.5
      P. Strop1.00000102.631.043.5
      Total9.09443100---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Hendricks (W, 9-9)6.0
      C. Edwards0.1
      J. Wilson (H, 11)0.1
      S. Cishek (H, 17)1.1
      P. Strop1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Guerra 3 (9), J. Jeffress (3)
      • IBB - J. Jeffress (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Guerra 58-36, D. Jennings 18-10, T. Williams 24-15, C. Burnes 28-17, J. Jeffress 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Guerra 8-1, D. Jennings 1-0, T. Williams 2-1, C. Burnes 2-0, J. Jeffress 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Guerra 21, D. Jennings 3, T. Williams 6, C. Burnes 6, J. Jeffress 5
      • Balks - C. Burnes
      PITCHING
      • HBP - P. Strop (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 93-64, C. Edwards 16-11, J. Wilson 3-1, S. Cishek 9-9, P. Strop 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 8-2
      • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 27, C. Edwards 4, J. Wilson, S. Cishek 4, P. Strop 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Almora homered to left center48
        Perez singled to left, Aguilar scored, Cain to third, Moustakas to second47
        Moustakas singled to right, Pina scored, Aguilar to third, Cain to second37
      • 4TH INNING
        Rizzo singled to shallow center, Heyward scored, Bote to third27
        Heyward singled to right center, Russell scored26
        Russell singled to right center, Contreras scored25
        Thames singled to right, Schoop scored24
        Schoop doubled to deep right center, Shaw scored14
      • 3RD INNING
        Bote scored, Rizzo to third, Almora to second on wild pitch04
        Heyward doubled to left center, Baez scored03
      • 1ST INNING
        Rizzo homered to left center, Bote scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Pedro Strop relieved Steve Cishek
        • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Yelich flied out to deep left
        • L. Cain: Ball, Cain hit by pitch
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Moustakas lined out to right
        • H. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Ian Happ in left field
        • Keon Broxton hit for Corbin Burnes
        • K. Broxton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Broxton flied out to right
        • E. Kratz: Strike looking, Kratz lined out to right
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Aguilar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jeremy Jeffress pitching
        • J. Baez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Heyward: Heyward grounded out to shortstop, Baez to second
        • D. Bote: Ball, Baez to third on wild pitch, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
        • A. Rizzo: Rizzo intentionally walked
        • A. Almora: Ball, Rizzo stole second, Ball, Foul, Almora flied out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pina singled to shallow center
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aguilar walked, Pina to second
        • Carl Edwards relieved Kyle Hendricks
        • C. Yelich: Yelich lined out to shortstop
        • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cain walked, Pina to third, Aguilar to second
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Foul, Moustakas singled to right, Pina scored, Aguilar to third, Cain to second
        • H. Perez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Perez singled to left, Aguilar scored, Cain to third, Moustakas to second
        • Justin Wilson relieved Carl Edwards
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Ball, Shaw popped out to first
        • Steve Cishek relieved Justin Wilson
        • J. Schoop: Schoop flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Erik Kratz catching
        • A. Almora: Ball, Foul, Foul, Almora homered to left center
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to first
        • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Contreras walked
        • S. Cishek: Strike swinging, Contreras to second on balk, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cishek struck out swinging
        • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • T. Shaw: Foul, Ball, Foul, Shaw popped out to shortstop
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop lined out to shortstop
        • E. Thames: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Williams Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Baez grounded out to second
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward doubled to deep right
        • D. Bote: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
        • Jesus Aguilar at first base
        • Corbin Burnes pitching
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cain safe at first on 1st baseman Rizzo fielding error
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Foul, Moustakas singled to left, Cain to second
        • Hernan Perez hit for Ryan Braun
        • H. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Moustakas out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Taylor Williams relieved Dan Jennings
        • W. Contreras: Contreras grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Hendricks: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
        • A. Russell: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Russell flied out to deep right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
        • R. Braun: Braun grounded bunt out to pitcher
        • T. Shaw: Shaw doubled to deep right center
        • J. Schoop: Schoop doubled to deep right center, Shaw scored
        • E. Thames: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Thames singled to right, Schoop scored
        • M. Pina: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pina walked, Thames to second
        • J. Guerra: Strike looking, Guerra grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Pina out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Contreras singled to left center
        • K. Hendricks: Hendricks hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Contreras to second
        • A. Russell: Russell singled to right center, Contreras scored
        • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Ball, Russell to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward singled to right center, Russell scored
        • D. Bote: Strike looking, Bote singled to center, Heyward to third
        • Dan Jennings relieved Junior Guerra
        • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rizzo singled to shallow center, Heyward scored, Bote to third
        • A. Almora: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rizzo stole second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Almora walked
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schwarber grounded into fielder's choice to second, Almora out at second
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • M. Pina: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pina struck out swinging
        • J. Guerra: Ball, Strike looking, Guerra grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Yelich singled to left center
        • L. Cain: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Cain grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Russell grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Baez: Baez tripled to deep right
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward doubled to left center, Baez scored
        • D. Bote: Bote reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Heyward out at third
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rizzo safe at first on right fielder Thames fielding error, Bote to second
        • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Ball, Bote to third, Rizzo to second on wild pitch, Ball, Almora walked
        • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bote scored, Rizzo to third, Almora to second on wild pitch, Schwarber grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • T. Shaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Shaw struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Schoop grounded out to third
        • E. Thames: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Thames struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike looking, Schwarber singled to center
        • W. Contreras: Contreras grounded into double play third to second to first, Schwarber out at second
        • K. Hendricks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Hendricks Pitching:
        • C. Yelich: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Moustakas singled to shallow left
        • R. Braun: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Braun grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Moustakas out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Guerra Pitching:
        • J. Baez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Baez popped out to third
        • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Heyward grounded out to first
        • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Bote singled to left
        • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo homered to left center, Bote scored
        • A. Almora: Ball, Almora grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)