Cubs edge Pirates 4-3 on Heyward's hit, Bryant's baserunning

CHICAGO (AP) Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning.

Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their first game after the All-Star break.

Bryant set up Heyward's winning hit with a one-out walk off Kyle Crick (3-5). The All-Star slugger advanced on Victor Caratini's two-out walk, took a smart lead and hustled home from second on Heyward's crisp opposite-field liner to left, sliding home just ahead of the tag attempt by catcher Elias Diaz.

''KB, I've talked about it before, he's a real good baserunner,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''If you take a secondary lead, you're a great teammate. It was one of those weird, close-cut games all day, but give our guys credit.''

NL Central-leading Chicago blew a late 3-0 lead before earning its third win in four games in the opener of an important nine-game homestand.

Yu Darvish struck out eight while pitching six sparkling innings in one of his best starts since signing with the Cubs before last season. The right-hander said he has felt better in a Cubs uniform, but ''the result was better today.''

Bryant snapped a scoreless tie when he led off the seventh with his 18th homer, a drive to left off Chris Archer after Melky Cabrera had trouble tracking his foul fly to right in the afternoon sun.

Robel Garcia added a sacrifice fly off Michael Feliz and pinch hitter David Bote made it 3-0 when he walked with the bases loaded. But the Cubs wasted a chance for more when Kyle Schwarber grounded into an inning-ending double play.

The Pirates then tied it in the top half of the eighth. With two out and runners on first and second, Starling Marte hit a long drive onto Waveland Avenue against setup man Pedro Strop. It was Marte's first homer since June 27 and No. 13 on the year.

''We could have folded when Marte hit the three-run homer,'' Bryant said. ''It kind of took the wind out of our sails, but I was very pleased to see us come together and score right away.

''We're going to need a lot of that in the second half because there are going to be times when that happens and we're going to have to respond accordingly.''

Randy Rosario (1-0) the fourth of five Cubs relievers, got the last out of the eighth for the win. Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in four chances.

Darvish retired his first 13 batters. He allowed two hits and walked one, but remained winless in 13 appearances at Wrigley Field since joining the Cubs.

Archer struck out a season-high 10 in six-plus innings. He was charged with three runs and three hits.

''I felt good, but there's a lot of good things to take away as a team,'' Archer said. ''I have a sour taste in my mouth because I at least wanted to get a couple outs in the seventh inning.

''But I think the best part about the game was we showed the same fight we did in the first half.''

BETTER AT HOME

Darvish entered Friday's game 0-5 with a 6.03 ERA in 12 previous starts as a Cub at Wrigley.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Pirates: Manager Clint Hurdle said C Francisco Cervelli is working out at multiple positions as he tries to return from a concussion that has sidelined him since May 25. ''It's his call,'' Hurdle said. ''I'm in complete support of what Francisco wants for Francisco and how he wants it moving forward.'' ... Hurdle added there's no timetable for OF Gregory Polanco (left shoulder inflammation) to return from a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis. Polanco has been out since June 16.

Cubs: LHP Cole Hamels, sidelined since June 28 with a strained left oblique, was scheduled to throw off flat ground on Friday. Maddon said the next steps would be determined on Saturday, but there's no timetable for Hamels' return.

UP NEXT

Pirates left-hander Jordan Lyles (5-5, 4.36 ERA) faces Cubs lefty Jon Lester (8-6, 3.72 ERA) on Saturday. In seven starts since June 3, Lester is 5-2. This will be Lyles' third start after a stint on the injured list with left hamstring tightness and follows a July 4 outing against the Cubs at Pittsburgh when he yielded seven runs in four innings. In that one, Maddon stormed onto the field and was ejected after Lyles buzzed All-Star Javier Baez.

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  • W: R. Rosario (1-0)L: K. Crick (3-5)S: C. Kimbrel (3)
  • HR: PIT - S. Marte (13), CHC - K. Bryant (18)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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B. Reynolds LF21000220.339.416.531.9472.0
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J. Bell 1B40000020.298.372.6401.013-1.0
M. Cabrera RF40100000.311.347.455.8021.0
C. Moran 3B40100011.293.333.477.8100.5
K. Newman SS40000012.322.365.471.836-0.5
J. Stallings C20100000.333.400.407.8071.0
a- C. Dickerson PH10000000.273.313.477.7900.0
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b- J. Osuna PH11100000.333.390.7221.1123.0
K. Crick P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-popped out for Stallings in the 8th
  • b-doubled for Feliz in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF40000013.224.317.451.768-0.5
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Rosario P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Kimbrel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Baez SS40100010.289.324.553.8760.5
K. Bryant 3B-LF32111101.297.404.559.9638.0
A. Rizzo 1B31100121.273.385.517.9022.0
V. Caratini C21000202.289.373.500.8733.0
J. Heyward RF40210020.270.357.457.8142.0
R. Garcia 2B20010020.308.375.9231.2980.0
A. Russell 2B10000002.242.317.398.7160.0
A. Almora CF30100010.251.287.398.6850.5
Y. Darvish P10000010.121.118.121.239-0.5
a- D. Descalso PH10000010.185.283.268.551-0.5
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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b- D. Bote PH-3B00010100.251.339.434.7722.0
  • a-struck out for Darvish in the 6th
  • b-walked for Cishek in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Osuna (6)
  • HR - S. Marte (13)
  • RBI - S. Marte 3 (48)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Marte 3 (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Marte 2 (2), K. Newman 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - K. Bryant (18)
  • SF - R. Garcia
  • RBI - K. Bryant (45), J. Heyward (38), R. Garcia (3), D. Bote (36)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Caratini 2 (2), A. Russell 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Frazier-Newman-Bell)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer6.033321015.421.4318.0
M. Feliz1.02001004.911.400.0
K. Crick (L, 3-5)1.01112103.411.55-5.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer6.0
M. Feliz1.0
K. Crick (L, 3-5)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish6.02001804.721.2922.0
K. Ryan0.21000103.411.36-0.5
S. Cishek0.10000102.721.010.5
P. Strop (BS, 3)0.22331015.061.13-6.0
R. Rosario (W, 1-0)0.10000005.001.447.0
C. Kimbrel (S, 3)1.00000009.641.7110.0
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish6.0
K. Ryan0.2
S. Cishek0.1
P. Strop (BS, 3)0.2
R. Rosario (W, 1-0)0.1
C. Kimbrel (S, 3)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 97-65, M. Feliz 23-14, K. Crick 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 2-6, M. Feliz 1-1, K. Crick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 23, M. Feliz 5, K. Crick 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 94-62, K. Ryan 15-9, S. Cishek 8-6, P. Strop 17-9, R. Rosario 3-2, C. Kimbrel 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 2-8, K. Ryan 1-0, R. Rosario 1-0, C. Kimbrel 2-1
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 21, K. Ryan 3, S. Cishek, P. Strop 5, R. Rosario, C. Kimbrel 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Reynolds LF21000220.339.416.531.9472.0
S. Marte CF41131012.278.320.470.7907.5
J. Bell 1B40000020.298.372.6401.013-1.0
M. Cabrera RF40100000.311.347.455.8021.0
C. Moran 3B40100011.293.333.477.8100.5
K. Newman SS40000012.322.365.471.836-0.5
J. Stallings C20100000.333.400.407.8071.0
a- C. Dickerson PH10000000.273.313.477.7900.0
E. Diaz C00000000.274.327.352.6780.0
C. Archer P20000021.040.111.040.151-1.0
M. Feliz P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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K. Crick P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-popped out for Stallings in the 8th
  • b-doubled for Feliz in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Schwarber LF40000013.224.317.451.768-0.5
P. Strop P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Rosario P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Kimbrel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Baez SS40100010.289.324.553.8760.5
K. Bryant 3B-LF32111101.297.404.559.9638.0
A. Rizzo 1B31100121.273.385.517.9022.0
V. Caratini C21000202.289.373.500.8733.0
J. Heyward RF40210020.270.357.457.8142.0
R. Garcia 2B20010020.308.375.9231.2980.0
A. Russell 2B10000002.242.317.398.7160.0
A. Almora CF30100010.251.287.398.6850.5
Y. Darvish P10000010.121.118.121.239-0.5
a- D. Descalso PH10000010.185.283.268.551-0.5
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Cishek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Bote PH-3B00010100.251.339.434.7722.0
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  • a-struck out for Darvish in the 6th
  • b-walked for Cishek in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Osuna (6)
  • HR - S. Marte (13)
  • RBI - S. Marte 3 (48)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Marte 3 (18)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Marte 2 (2), K. Newman 2 (2)
BATTING
  • HR - K. Bryant (18)
  • SF - R. Garcia
  • RBI - K. Bryant (45), J. Heyward (38), R. Garcia (3), D. Bote (36)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Caratini 2 (2), A. Russell 2 (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Frazier-Newman-Bell)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Archer6.033321015.421.4318.0
M. Feliz1.02001004.911.400.0
K. Crick (L, 3-5)1.01112103.411.55-5.5
Total8.06445111---
PITCHERSIP
C. Archer6.0
M. Feliz1.0
K. Crick (L, 3-5)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Y. Darvish6.02001804.721.2922.0
K. Ryan0.21000103.411.36-0.5
S. Cishek0.10000102.721.010.5
P. Strop (BS, 3)0.22331015.061.13-6.0
R. Rosario (W, 1-0)0.10000005.001.447.0
C. Kimbrel (S, 3)1.00000009.641.7110.0
Total9.05332101---
PITCHERSIP
Y. Darvish6.0
K. Ryan0.2
S. Cishek0.1
P. Strop (BS, 3)0.2
R. Rosario (W, 1-0)0.1
C. Kimbrel (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Archer 97-65, M. Feliz 23-14, K. Crick 23-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Archer 2-6, M. Feliz 1-1, K. Crick 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Archer 23, M. Feliz 5, K. Crick 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - Y. Darvish 94-62, K. Ryan 15-9, S. Cishek 8-6, P. Strop 17-9, R. Rosario 3-2, C. Kimbrel 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Y. Darvish 2-8, K. Ryan 1-0, R. Rosario 1-0, C. Kimbrel 2-1
  • Batters Faced - Y. Darvish 21, K. Ryan 3, S. Cishek, P. Strop 5, R. Rosario, C. Kimbrel 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Heyward singled to left, Bryant scored, Caratini to second34
    Marte homered to left center, Osuna and Reynolds scored33
  • 7TH INNING
    Bote walked, Caratini scored, Heyward to third, Almora to second03
    Garcia hit sacrifice fly to right, Rizzo scored02
    Bryant homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Craig Kimbrel relieved Randy Rosario
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera flied out to left
    • C. Moran: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moran grounded out to second
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Ball, Newman grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Corey Dickerson hit for Jacob Stallings
    • Addison Russell at second base
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • C. Dickerson: Dickerson popped out to second
    • Jose Osuna hit for Michael Feliz
    • J. Osuna: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Osuna doubled to deep center
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier popped out to shortstop
    • B. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Marte homered to left center, Osuna and Reynolds scored
    • Randy Rosario relieved Pedro Strop
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Bell grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Elias Diaz catching
    • Kyle Crick pitching
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Foul, Baez flied out to deep right
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bryant walked
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Caratini walked, Bryant to second
    • J. Heyward: Heyward singled to left, Bryant scored, Caratini to second
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Foul, Russell grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Kyle Ryan pitching
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera grounded out to first
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moran reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Steve Cishek relieved Kyle Ryan
    • K. Newman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Bryant homered to left
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo singled to left center
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Caratini walked, Rizzo to second
    • Michael Feliz relieved Chris Archer
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Heyward singled to right center, Rizzo to third, Caratini to second
    • R. Garcia: Garcia hit sacrifice fly to right, Rizzo scored
    • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Almora singled to center, Caratini to third, Heyward to second
    • David Bote hit for Steve Cishek
    • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Bote walked, Caratini scored, Heyward to third, Almora to second
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Schwarber grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bote out at second
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • J. Stallings: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Stallings singled to left
    • C. Archer: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Archer struck out looking
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Frazier grounded out to catcher, Stallings to second
    • B. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • S. Marte: Ball, Marte popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Daniel Descalso hit for Yu Darvish
    • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Schwarber popped out to third
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Baez lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Bell lined out to right
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera singled to center
    • C. Moran: Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Moran flied out to left
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Newman flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • R. Garcia: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Marte flied out to shallow right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Baez singled to right
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bryant flied out to right
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked, Baez to second
    • V. Caratini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Caratini flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Foul, Ball, Newman popped out to second
    • J. Stallings: Ball, Foul, Ball, Stallings lined out to right
    • C. Archer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Archer struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • R. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Almora flied out to center
    • Y. Darvish: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Darvish struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bell struck out swinging
    • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera lined out to left
    • C. Moran: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moran struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo struck out swinging
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Caratini grounded out to second
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Y. Darvish Pitching:
    • A. Frazier: Foul, Frazier grounded out to first
    • B. Reynolds: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Archer Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Schwarber grounded out to second
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bryant flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)