Bote lifts Cubs past Diamondbacks 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) David Bote had to go. So he took matters into his own hands.

Bote hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs used a terrific performance by Tyler Chatwood to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday.

Moments after his fourth career game-ending RBI, Bote rushed off to be with his wife, Rachel, for the birth of their third child in Colorado. Talk about timely hitting.

''Line drive to right field. Beautiful thing,'' manager Joe Maddon said.

Led by Chatwood's six sparkling innings, Chicago carried a 1-0 lead into the ninth. But Jarrod Dyson hit a tying drive to right off Pedro Strop (1-1) with one out.

The Cubs then got right to work against Archie Bradley (1-2) in the bottom half. Javier Baez led off with a double up the first base line and went to third when Adam Jones bobbled the ball in right.

After Willson Contreras was hit by a pitch, Bote hit a liner right through the drawn-in Arizona infield for Chicago's fifth win in six games. Bote hit two game-ending homers during his rookie season, including a memorable grand slam against Washington, and closed out another win with a bases-loaded walk.

''He's had a lot of situations come up like that and he's come through and it's fun to watch,'' teammate Anthony Rizzo said.

The Diamondbacks managed just two singles before Dyson's third homer . Dyson was the only Arizona runner to reach second safely all day long.

''You've got two good pitchers doing what they're supposed to do, it's going to be a low-scoring game,'' Dyson said. ''I think Robbie Ray did a great job of keeping us in the ballgame.''

Chatwood allowed two hits in his first outing in 11 days. The right-hander was slated to pitch last Sunday after Jon Lester was sidelined by a left hamstring strain, but the Cubs skipped their open spot in the rotation after their series finale against the Angels was snowed out.

Chatwood was hampered by control issues last season in his first year with Chicago, but he had no problems against the Diamondbacks. He threw 44 of his 71 pitches for strikes, and each of his two walks was erased by double plays.

''I feel like I'm back. My stuff's back and I'm commanding the ball like I know I can,'' Chatwood said.

Ray was almost as good as Chatwood, allowing four hits in six innings in perhaps his best start so far this year. But he got into a little trouble in the sixth.

The left-hander hit Rizzo with two out, and Baez followed with a drive into the gap in right-center for an RBI triple . Ray then struck out Contreras looking, ending the inning.

''I felt really good. I felt like I was keeping them off balance,'' Ray said. ''My off-speed was good. I was mixing a fastball in and out. It took some good at-bats, some foul balls that probably elevated my pitch count a little bit, but I think for the most part I kept them from the hard hits.''

JUST IN CASE

The Cubs recalled right-hander Alec Mills from Triple-A Iowa to provide some length in case Chatwood faltered, but Mills wasn't needed. Left-hander Randy Rosario was sent down to make room on the roster.

MINOR MOVES

The Diamondbacks recalled right-hander Jimmie Sherfy from the Triple-A Reno. Sherfy had no record and a 1.65 ERA in 15 appearances with Arizona last year.

Sherfy replaced Taylor Clarke, who was sent down after an impressive performance in Saturday's 6-0 victory. Clarke worked three innings and singled in the eighth to become the first pitcher with a save and a hit in his major league debut since saves became an official stat in 1969, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: 1B Christian Walker got the day off after he suffered a hip pointer during Saturday's win. He could return to the starting lineup Monday night in Pittsburgh.

Cubs: The next step for Lester is a bullpen session on Monday or Tuesday. If all goes well, he could come off the injured list to start Thursday against the Dodgers. ... LHP Mike Montgomery (mild left lat strain) is scheduled to make his second rehab start Monday with Double-A Tennessee. He pitched two scoreless innings for Single-A South Bend on Wednesday. ''I felt really good after my last outing,'' Montgomery said. ''Kind of even better the last couple days.'' It has been a whirlwind stretch for Montgomery, who celebrated the birth of his son, Max, with wife, Stephanie, on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Zack Godley (1-1, 6.26 ERA) pitches Monday night in the opener of a four-game set at Pittsburgh. Joe Musgrove (1-1, 0.81 ERA) gets the ball for the Pirates.

Cubs: Following an off day, Jose Quintana (2-1, 3.43 ERA) starts Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Kenta Maeda (3-1, 3.80 ERA) pitches for Los Angeles.

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  • W: P. Strop (1-1)L: A. Bradley (1-2)
  • HR: ARI - J. Dyson (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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W. Flores 1B40000002.220.270.288.5580.0
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E. Escobar 3B30000011.225.311.350.661-0.5
K. Marte 2B20000101.241.264.448.7121.0
N. Ahmed SS30000012.259.287.383.670-0.5
C. Kelly C30000000.211.250.342.5920.0
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A. Bradley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Chafin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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K. Bryant LF30000110.230.345.365.7100.5
A. Rizzo 1B31200001.197.367.380.7475.0
J. Baez SS31210101.302.333.605.9388.0
W. Contreras C30000014.321.465.7141.1790.5
D. Bote 3B40210011.295.380.455.8352.5
B. Zobrist 2B30000021.236.338.236.575-1.0
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P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Zagunis RF20000000.304.304.435.7390.0
J. Heyward RF10000010.351.458.5791.037-0.5
  • a-flied out for Kintzler in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Dyson (3)
  • RBI - J. Dyson (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Flores, N. Ahmed
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rizzo (2), J. Baez (6)
  • 3B - J. Baez
  • RBI - J. Baez (17), D. Bote (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo, W. Contreras 3 (3), D. Bote
FIELDING
  • E - A. Jones (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Bote-Zobrist-Rizzo; Bote-Zobrist-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray6.04111403.951.2417.0
Y. Lopez1.00000201.080.964.0
A. Chafin1.00001103.521.572.5
A. Bradley (L, 1-2)0.02100002.001.78-7.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray6.0
Y. Lopez1.0
A. Chafin1.0
A. Bradley (L, 1-2)0.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood6.02002303.001.2518.5
K. Ryan (H, 2)0.10000003.861.710.0
B. Kintzler (H, 3)0.20000002.890.640.0
S. Cishek (H, 2)1.00000103.241.083.5
P. Strop (W, 1-1) (BS, 1)1.01110214.050.759.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood6.0
K. Ryan (H, 2)0.1
B. Kintzler (H, 3)0.2
S. Cishek (H, 2)1.0
P. Strop (W, 1-1) (BS, 1)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Ray, A. Bradley
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 92-62, Y. Lopez 13-9, A. Chafin 14-8, A. Bradley 11-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 4-9, A. Chafin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 23, Y. Lopez 3, A. Chafin 4, A. Bradley 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 71-44, K. Ryan 6-3, B. Kintzler 7-5, S. Cishek 14-9, P. Strop 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 9-4, K. Ryan 1-0, S. Cishek 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 20, K. Ryan, B. Kintzler 2, S. Cishek 3, P. Strop 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Dyson CF31211100.295.385.523.9078.0
W. Flores 1B40000002.220.270.288.5580.0
D. Peralta LF40000020.337.378.543.921-1.0
A. Jones RF30100000.299.371.540.9111.0
E. Escobar 3B30000011.225.311.350.661-0.5
K. Marte 2B20000101.241.264.448.7121.0
N. Ahmed SS30000012.259.287.383.670-0.5
C. Kelly C30000000.211.250.342.5920.0
R. Ray P20000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
Y. Lopez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chafin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Vargas PH10000010.185.185.370.556-0.5
A. Bradley P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Chafin in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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K. Bryant LF30000110.230.345.365.7100.5
A. Rizzo 1B31200001.197.367.380.7475.0
J. Baez SS31210101.302.333.605.9388.0
W. Contreras C30000014.321.465.7141.1790.5
D. Bote 3B40210011.295.380.455.8352.5
B. Zobrist 2B30000021.236.338.236.575-1.0
T. Chatwood P20000011.000.000.000.000-0.5
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Kintzler P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Descalso PH10000000.308.379.442.8220.0
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Zagunis RF20000000.304.304.435.7390.0
J. Heyward RF10000010.351.458.5791.037-0.5
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  • a-flied out for Kintzler in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - J. Dyson (3)
  • RBI - J. Dyson (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Flores, N. Ahmed
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rizzo (2), J. Baez (6)
  • 3B - J. Baez
  • RBI - J. Baez (17), D. Bote (9)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Baez (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Rizzo, W. Contreras 3 (3), D. Bote
FIELDING
  • E - A. Jones (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Bote-Zobrist-Rizzo; Bote-Zobrist-Rizzo)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray6.04111403.951.2417.0
Y. Lopez1.00000201.080.964.0
A. Chafin1.00001103.521.572.5
A. Bradley (L, 1-2)0.02100002.001.78-7.0
Total8.0621270---
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray6.0
Y. Lopez1.0
A. Chafin1.0
A. Bradley (L, 1-2)0.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood6.02002303.001.2518.5
K. Ryan (H, 2)0.10000003.861.710.0
B. Kintzler (H, 3)0.20000002.890.640.0
S. Cishek (H, 2)1.00000103.241.083.5
P. Strop (W, 1-1) (BS, 1)1.01110214.050.759.0
Total9.0311261---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood6.0
K. Ryan (H, 2)0.1
B. Kintzler (H, 3)0.2
S. Cishek (H, 2)1.0
P. Strop (W, 1-1) (BS, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Ray, A. Bradley
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 92-62, Y. Lopez 13-9, A. Chafin 14-8, A. Bradley 11-5
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 4-9, A. Chafin 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 23, Y. Lopez 3, A. Chafin 4, A. Bradley 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 71-44, K. Ryan 6-3, B. Kintzler 7-5, S. Cishek 14-9, P. Strop 13-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 9-4, K. Ryan 1-0, S. Cishek 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 20, K. Ryan, B. Kintzler 2, S. Cishek 3, P. Strop 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Bote singled to right center, Baez scored, Contreras to second12
    Dyson homered to right11
  • 6TH INNING
    Baez tripled to deep right center, Rizzo scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Pedro Strop relieved Steve Cishek
    • Ildemaro Vargas hit for Andrew Chafin
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Vargas struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson homered to right
    • W. Flores: Flores flied out to right
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Baez doubled to deep right, Baez to third on right fielder Jones fielding error
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Contreras hit by pitch
    • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Bote singled to right center, Baez scored, Contreras to second
  • 8TH INNING
    • Jason Heyward in right field
    • Steve Cishek pitching
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ahmed struck out looking
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kelly grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Andrew Chafin relieved Yoan Lopez
    • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Almora grounded out to second
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Rizzo grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Kyle Ryan relieved Tyler Chatwood
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta grounded out to second
    • Brandon Kintzler relieved Kyle Ryan
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones flied out to center
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Escobar flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Yoan Lopez relieved Robbie Ray
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Brandon Kintzler
    • D. Descalso: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Descalso flied out to deep left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Kelly popped out to first
    • R. Ray: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ray struck out looking
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Dyson singled to left center
    • W. Flores: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Flores flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Ball, Almora flied out to right
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Bryant grounded out to third
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Rizzo hit by pitch
    • J. Baez: Baez tripled to deep right center, Rizzo scored
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Contreras struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
    • N. Ahmed: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ahmed grounded out to second, Marte out at second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • B. Zobrist: Zobrist grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Chatwood: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Chatwood lined out to third
    • M. Zagunis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Zagunis flied out to right
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • W. Flores: Foul, Ball, Flores grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Jones grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike swinging, Rizzo doubled to deep right center
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Baez flied out to left
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Ball, Contreras lined out to center, Rizzo to third
    • D. Bote: Ball, Strike looking, Bote grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kelly grounded out to third
    • R. Ray: Strike looking, Ray grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • M. Zagunis: Ball, Foul, Zagunis lined out to right
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Almora lined out to center
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Bryant popped out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones singled to deep right
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Marte lined out to right
    • N. Ahmed: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ahmed grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Jones out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • D. Bote: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bote singled to left
    • B. Zobrist: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zobrist struck out swinging
    • T. Chatwood: Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chatwood struck out swinging
    • M. Zagunis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bote out at second, Bote caught stealing second, catcher to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson walked
    • W. Flores: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Flores grounded out to second, Dyson out at second
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Almora grounded out to third
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo singled to center
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Baez walked, Rizzo to second
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Contreras fouled out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)