07/16 23:09 CDT Schwarber's homer in 10th gives Cubs 4-3 win over Reds
Schwarber's homer in 10th gives Cubs 4-3 win over Reds
By JOHN JACKSON
CHICAGO (AP) --- Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom
of the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the
Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Schwarber stroked a 1-1 pitch from closer Raisel Iglesias (2-8) into the basket
in front of the left field bleachers for his 21st homer.
Robel Garcia and Kris Bryant also connected for the NL Central leaders, who
have won six of eight.
Eugenio Surez homered for Cincinnati, which fell to 7-4 against Chicago this
Steve Cishek (3-5) pitched the 10th and four Cubs relievers combined for four
New catcher Martn Maldonado, acquired Monday night by Chicago from Kansas
City, started and went 0 for 4.
Cubs spot starter Alec Mills allowed three runs and five hits over six innings
in his season debut. He walked one, struck out two and hit four batters with
Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani allowed three runs and four hits in 5 2/3
Cincinnati's Derek Dietrich was hit by a pitch twice to extend his major
league-leading total to 20.
Surez opened the scoring with a solo homer in the first on a 3-2 pitch with
two outs for a second straight night.
Cincinnati, though, wasn't through. Yasiel Puig and Dietrich were hit by
pitches, and Nick Senzel followed with an RBI single. Jos Peraza then hit a
drive into left-center for a double. Dietrich scored easily to make it 3-0, but
Senzel was cut down at the plate.
It was Chicago's second stellar defensive play of the inning. Earlier, center
fielder Albert Almora Jr. made a sliding, over-the-shoulder catch on the
warning track to rob Joey Votto of an extra-base hit.
Garcia's two-run shot in the second got the Cubs close and Bryant tied it with
a solo shot in the sixth to chase DeSclafani, who had retired the previous
SUMMER OF '69
The Cubs wore throwback uniforms to honor the 1969 team, which spent much of
the season in first place before being overtaken by the Miracle Mets in
September. Seven members of the team --- including Ferguson Jenkins, Billy
Williams and Randy Hundley --- attended the game.
Florida reptile wrangler Frank Robb, who captured the alligator in the lagoon
of Chicago's Humboldt Park early Tuesday morning, tossed a ceremonial first
pitch and receieved a loud ovation. The 5-foot alligator, nicknamed Chance the
Snapper, did not attend.
Reds: C Curt Casali (right knee soreness) didn't start after being removed from
Monday's game. Manager David Bell said Casali is fine and was available in an
emergency. . LHP Alex Wood (lower back spasms) threw a bullpen Monday and is
scheduled to make a rehab start Wednesday night for Triple-A Louisville.
Cubs: C Willson Contreras (right foot strain) said he will rest Wednesday and
Thursday before resuming baseball activities on Friday. He is hoping to be
activated when he is eligible July 24 at San Francisco.
Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish (2-4, 4.72 ERA) faces Reds RHP Sonny Gray (5-5,
3.42) in the finale of the three-game series Wednesday afternoon. Darvish, who
has 13 no-decisions in 19 starts this season, is still looking for his first
win at Wrigley Field since signing with Chicago last year. Gray will be making
his first career appearance at the iconic ballpark.
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