Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates 7-1 at LLWS

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Jose Quintana, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs put on quite a show.

The grinning Little Leaguers soaked in every moment.

Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic.

Surrounded by smiling Little Leaguers wearing their uniforms in the stands at BB&T Ballpark, Quintana (11-7) allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked none. The left-hander improved to 7-0 in nine starts since his last loss June 22.

''His stuff's the same, but it's being utilized more regular, one curveball, one changeup. His command was spectacular,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''(His) confidence could not be higher. He's been magnificent.''

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said it was the best he had ever seen from Quintana.

''Some really good stuff from him tonight,'' he said. ''Unfortunate for us.''

Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward also connected as Chicago earned its second straight win since consecutive heartbreaking losses to the Phillies and Pirates.

The Cubs took two of three in the unusual weekend set and remain in a virtual tie with St. Louis for the top spot in the NL Central. It was the first road series win for Chicago since May 17-19 against Washington.

''For our team, it was kind of a blessing in disguise to get out of our routine on the road, to win this road series,'' Rizzo said.

Starling Marte had three hits for Pittsburgh, including his 21st homer in the ninth against Craig Kimbrel.

Castellanos went deep in the first inning against Mitch Keller (1-2), and Heyward added another solo shot in the third. It was Castellanos' sixth homer since coming over in a July 31 trade with Detroit.

The Cubs added two more in the fourth on Kyle Schwarber's two-run single, and then put it away with three in the fifth.

Kris Bryant chased Keller with a run-scoring double, and Rizzo made it 7-0 when he greeted Chris Stratton with a drive off the scoreboard in left-center for his 23rd homer.

Last-place Pittsburgh dropped to 7-27 since the All-Star break. Keller was charged with six runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Kimbrel, who was activated from the 10-day injured list before the game, got the first two outs in the ninth in his first game since Aug. 3. He gave up Marte's homer and hit Cole Tucker before striking out two.

Rizzo said the whole day, including interactions with Little Leaguers prior to the game at the airport and at the Little League complex, was special.

''It was fun,'' he said. ''The smiles on their faces. For me, I always wanted to come here but never got to come here. To be able to come and experience that ... it was a really cool experience.''

MEMORIES

Maddon grew up in Hazelton, about 70 miles east of Williamsport.

''I played Little League 1 hour, 12 minutes from here in Hazleton,'' he said. ''We always wanted to make it to Williamsport. It's hard to do.''

Pirates pitcher Chris Archer also enjoyed the experience.

''Getting off the plane and seeing how excited the kids were was really special,'' he said. ''Even the team from Venezuela, they didn't speak a whole lot of English, none really, but they wanted to engage.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: Kimbrel was sidelined with right knee inflammation.

Pirates: Catcher Francisco Cervelli continues his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis. He was placed on the injured list on May 26 with a concussion.

UP NEXT

Cubs: Following an off day, LHP Cole Hamels (6-4, 3.69 ERA) starts Tuesday against San Francisco after allowing a season-high eight runs Aug. 14 at Philadelphia.

Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (5-5, 5.25 ERA) looks for a win in a second straight start, against Washington on Monday.

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  • W: J. Quintana (11-7)L: M. Keller (1-2)
  • HR: CHC - J. Heyward (18), A. Rizzo (23), N. Castellanos (17), PIT - S. Marte (21)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Heyward CF42211120.268.350.458.8089.0
N. Castellanos RF41211011.284.337.498.8356.5
I. Happ RF10000012.273.355.564.918-0.5
K. Bryant 3B51110021.289.389.535.9243.0
A. Rizzo 1B22121300.283.395.510.90511.0
J. Baez SS51200031.285.316.543.8592.5
K. Schwarber LF30120112.228.322.485.8072.5
D. Holland P0000-000.083.154.083.000-
a- M. Zagunis PH10000011.250.325.333.658-0.5
C. Kimbrel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
V. Caratini C30000101.252.349.424.7721.0
T. Kemp 2B-LF40000011.221.289.395.684-0.5
J. Quintana P30000021.064.064.064.128-1.0
b- A. Russell PH-2B00000100.247.331.400.7311.0
  • a-struck out for Holland in the 9th
  • b-walked for Quintana in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman SS40200010.304.348.421.7691.5
A. Frazier 2B40000002.264.326.386.7120.0
S. Marte CF41311001.292.335.503.83811.0
J. Bell 1B30000013.280.365.585.950-0.5
C. Holmes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. DuRapau P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Tucker PH00000000.195.254.319.5731.0
B. Reynolds LF40000022.326.399.520.919-1.0
P. Reyes RF20000012.176.243.279.523-0.5
C. Stratton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Gonzalez 3B20000011.183.256.239.496-0.5
C. Moran 3B-1B40200011.282.329.441.7702.5
J. Stallings C30000112.265.331.407.7380.5
M. Keller P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Cabrera RF30000023.280.311.404.715-1.0
  • a-hit by pitch for DuRapau in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Heyward (15), K. Bryant (32), J. Baez (34)
  • HR - J. Heyward (18), N. Castellanos (17), A. Rizzo (23)
  • RBI - J. Heyward (49), N. Castellanos (45), K. Bryant (61), A. Rizzo 2 (77), K. Schwarber 2 (64)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - I. Happ 2 (2), K. Bryant, K. Schwarber 2 (2), M. Zagunis, V. Caratini, J. Quintana
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte (26), C. Moran (21)
  • HR - S. Marte (21)
  • RBI - S. Marte (70)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bell 2 (2), P. Reyes, J. Stallings 2 (2), M. Cabrera 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - K. Schwarber (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (22)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kemp-Baez-Rizzo)
  • E - K. Bryant (12)
FIELDING
  • E - E. Gonzalez (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (W, 11-7)7.05000703.911.2529.5
D. Holland1.00000105.521.413.5
C. Kimbrel0.21110216.081.65-1.0
P. Strop0.11001105.401.23-1.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (W, 11-7)7.0
D. Holland1.0
C. Kimbrel0.2
P. Strop0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Keller (L, 1-2)4.17662528.862.02-5.5
C. Stratton1.21111315.291.551.5
C. Holmes2.01003406.431.694.0
M. DuRapau1.00001206.751.843.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Keller (L, 1-2)4.1
C. Stratton1.2
C. Holmes2.0
M. DuRapau1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Kimbrel (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 92-63, D. Holland 12-7, C. Kimbrel 15-12, P. Strop 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 7-7, D. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 26, D. Holland 3, C. Kimbrel 4, P. Strop 3
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Keller
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Keller 93-56, C. Stratton 30-19, C. Holmes 41-20, M. DuRapau 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Keller 4-3, C. Stratton 1-1, C. Holmes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Keller 21, C. Stratton 7, C. Holmes 10, M. DuRapau 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Heyward CF42211120.268.350.458.8089.0
N. Castellanos RF41211011.284.337.498.8356.5
I. Happ RF10000012.273.355.564.918-0.5
K. Bryant 3B51110021.289.389.535.9243.0
A. Rizzo 1B22121300.283.395.510.90511.0
J. Baez SS51200031.285.316.543.8592.5
K. Schwarber LF30120112.228.322.485.8072.5
D. Holland P0000-000.083.154.083.000-
a- M. Zagunis PH10000011.250.325.333.658-0.5
C. Kimbrel P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
V. Caratini C30000101.252.349.424.7721.0
T. Kemp 2B-LF40000011.221.289.395.684-0.5
J. Quintana P30000021.064.064.064.128-1.0
b- A. Russell PH-2B00000100.247.331.400.7311.0
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  • a-struck out for Holland in the 9th
  • b-walked for Quintana in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
K. Newman SS40200010.304.348.421.7691.5
A. Frazier 2B40000002.264.326.386.7120.0
S. Marte CF41311001.292.335.503.83811.0
J. Bell 1B30000013.280.365.585.950-0.5
C. Holmes P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. DuRapau P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- C. Tucker PH00000000.195.254.319.5731.0
B. Reynolds LF40000022.326.399.520.919-1.0
P. Reyes RF20000012.176.243.279.523-0.5
C. Stratton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
E. Gonzalez 3B20000011.183.256.239.496-0.5
C. Moran 3B-1B40200011.282.329.441.7702.5
J. Stallings C30000112.265.331.407.7380.5
M. Keller P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Cabrera RF30000023.280.311.404.715-1.0
Total34171111117-----
  • a-hit by pitch for DuRapau in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Heyward (15), K. Bryant (32), J. Baez (34)
  • HR - J. Heyward (18), N. Castellanos (17), A. Rizzo (23)
  • RBI - J. Heyward (49), N. Castellanos (45), K. Bryant (61), A. Rizzo 2 (77), K. Schwarber 2 (64)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Heyward (19)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - I. Happ 2 (2), K. Bryant, K. Schwarber 2 (2), M. Zagunis, V. Caratini, J. Quintana
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Marte (26), C. Moran (21)
  • HR - S. Marte (21)
  • RBI - S. Marte (70)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Bell 2 (2), P. Reyes, J. Stallings 2 (2), M. Cabrera 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - K. Schwarber (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - S. Marte (22)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kemp-Baez-Rizzo)
  • E - K. Bryant (12)
FIELDING
  • E - E. Gonzalez (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana (W, 11-7)7.05000703.911.2529.5
D. Holland1.00000105.521.413.5
C. Kimbrel0.21110216.081.65-1.0
P. Strop0.11001105.401.23-1.5
Total9.07111111---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana (W, 11-7)7.0
D. Holland1.0
C. Kimbrel0.2
P. Strop0.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Keller (L, 1-2)4.17662528.862.02-5.5
C. Stratton1.21111315.291.551.5
C. Holmes2.01003406.431.694.0
M. DuRapau1.00001206.751.843.0
Total9.09777143---
PITCHERSIP
M. Keller (L, 1-2)4.1
C. Stratton1.2
C. Holmes2.0
M. DuRapau1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - C. Kimbrel (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 92-63, D. Holland 12-7, C. Kimbrel 15-12, P. Strop 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 7-7, D. Holland 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 26, D. Holland 3, C. Kimbrel 4, P. Strop 3
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Keller
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Keller 93-56, C. Stratton 30-19, C. Holmes 41-20, M. DuRapau 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Keller 4-3, C. Stratton 1-1, C. Holmes 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Keller 21, C. Stratton 7, C. Holmes 10, M. DuRapau 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Marte homered to left center71
  • 5TH INNING
    Rizzo homered to left center, Bryant scored70
    Bryant doubled to shallow left, Heyward scored50
  • 4TH INNING
    Schwarber singled to left center, Rizzo and Baez scored40
  • 3RD INNING
    Heyward homered to left20
  • 1ST INNING
    Castellanos homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Montana DuRapau relieved Clay Holmes
    • K. Bryant: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Bryant flied out to right
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Baez struck out looking
    • Mark Zagunis hit for Derek Holland
    • M. Zagunis: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Zagunis struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Craig Kimbrel pitching
    • S. Marte: Marte homered to left center
    • Cole Tucker hit for Montana DuRapau
    • C. Tucker: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Tucker hit by pitch
    • B. Reynolds: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • E. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Pedro Strop relieved Craig Kimbrel
    • C. Moran: Foul, Moran reached on an infield single to third, Tucker to second
    • J. Stallings: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Stallings walked, Tucker to third, Moran to second
    • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Cl. Holmes Pitching:
    • V. Caratini: Caratini grounded out to third
    • T. Kemp: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp struck out looking
    • Addison Russell hit for Jose Quintana
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Russell walked
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Heyward walked, Russell to second
    • I. Happ: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Happ struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Derek Holland pitching
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
    • K. Newman: Ball, Foul, Newman flied out to deep left
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Erik Gonzalez at third base
    • Clay Holmes pitching
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos flied out to center
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • J. Baez: Ball, Ball, Baez reached on an infield single to third, Rizzo to third, Baez to second on 3rd baseman Gonzalez throwing error
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Schwarber struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • Ian Happ in right field
    • B. Reynolds: Reynolds lined out to left
    • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to first
    • C. Moran: Moran doubled to deep right center
    • J. Stallings: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Stallings struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Stratton Pitching:
    • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kemp flied out to left
    • J. Quintana: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Quintana struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Newman singled to right
    • A. Frazier: Frazier grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Newman out at second
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Marte singled to right
    • J. Bell: Ball, Strike looking, Marte stole second, Foul, Ball, Bell fouled out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Heyward doubled to deep right center
    • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Bryant doubled to shallow left, Heyward scored
    • Chris Stratton pitching
    • Melky Cabrera in right field
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Rizzo homered to left center, Bryant scored
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Schwarber walked
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Caratini grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Moran: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Moran struck out on foul tip
    • J. Stallings: Ball, Stallings grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Cabrera: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rizzo walked
    • J. Baez: Baez doubled to left, Rizzo to third
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schwarber singled to left center, Rizzo and Baez scored
    • V. Caratini: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Schwarber caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Caratini walked
    • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Caratini to second on wild pitch, Foul, Kemp lined out to center
    • J. Quintana: Strike looking, Ball, Quintana grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Marte doubled to left center
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Bell struck out looking
    • B. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • P. Reyes: Ball, Reyes lined out to right
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • T. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp flied out to deep center
    • J. Quintana: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Quintana struck out looking
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Heyward homered to left
    • N. Castellanos: Castellanos singled to center
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bryant popped out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • M. Keller: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Keller struck out looking
    • K. Newman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Newman struck out swinging
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Frazier flied out to right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Schwarber grounded out to first
    • V. Caratini: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Caratini grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • B. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Reynolds safe at first on 3rd baseman Bryant fielding error, Reynolds to second
    • P. Reyes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Reyes struck out looking
    • C. Moran: Moran lined out to shortstop
    • J. Stallings: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Stallings flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Keller Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Castellanos homered to left center
    • K. Bryant: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bryant struck out swinging
    • A. Rizzo: Foul, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • K. Newman: Foul, Newman singled to right
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Frazier flied out to left
    • S. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Marte reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Newman out at second
    • J. Bell: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Bell grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)