Anthony Rizzo and Robel Garcia each added two
hits and one RBI apiece for the Cubs, who completed a three-game
Bryan Reynolds went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Pirates at
Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana (7-7) limited Pittsburgh to three
runs on six hits in six innings. He walked two and fanned four.
Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams (3-3) drew the loss after
giving up eight runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked
three and struck out four in his first game since returning from
the paternity list after he and his wife welcomed an adopted
The Cubs opened the scoring in the second when Garcia hit an RBI
double to drive in Rizzo.
Pittsburgh responded with three runs in the third to grab the
lead. Reynolds ripped an RBI single, Starling Marte hit a
sacrifice fly to the warning track and Jung Ho Kang clubbed an
RBI double against the left-field wall during the outburst.
Chicago scratched back with a run in the fourth to cut the
deficit to 3-2. Quintana helped his cause with a soft single
over the head of first baseman Josh Bell. The hit scored Garcia,
who notched his second double of the game earlier in the inning.
A three-run fifth gave the Cubs a 5-3 advantage. Victor Caratini
tied the game with a sacrifice fly to right field, and Heyward
followed in the next at-bat with a two-run shot into the
right-field bleachers to put Chicago on top.
It was Heyward's 15th home run, which is the most he has hit in
a season since 2012.
Chicago added back-to-back homers in the sixth to pull ahead
7-3. Almora notched his ninth homer of the season and his first
career pinch-hit home run. Schwarber then drove the first pitch
he saw over the wall in right field for his 19th homer.
--Field Level Media
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