Javier Baez had an RBI single with two outs within the tenth inning to elevate the host Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the reeling Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night time.
With a runner already on second to start the tenth inning, Kris Bryant singled to left-center discipline earlier than Phil Maton (2-2) deliberately walked Anthony Rizzo to load the bases. Maton struck out the following two batters and received forward within the depend on Baez earlier than he slapped an 0-2 curveball into left discipline to present Chicago its second walk-off win in as many nights.
The late offense allowed Jason Adam (2-1) to select up the win. Adam overcame a leadoff stroll within the tenth inning to retire the following three batters.
Jason Heyward and Cameron Maybin every had an RBI single for the Cubs (30-20), who’ve received 4 in a row total and all 4 encounters with Cleveland this season.
Oscar Mercado homered to guide off the fifth inning and Francisco Lindor scored on a wild pitch within the first for the Indians (26-23), who prolonged their season-high shedding streak to eight video games.
Lindor, who belted a two-run tying homer within the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 6-5 setback, opened the scoring within the first inning on Wednesday. He crossed the plate after Jon Lester uncorked a wild pitch earlier than Chicago cast a tie within the second.
Kyle Schwarber labored a leadoff stroll earlier than coming round to attain following consecutive singles from Baez and Heyward.
The Cubs claimed a 2-1 lead within the fourth inning after Maybin’s two-out RBI single to shallow left discipline scored Baez. Maybin’s RBI was his second in as many video games after he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded within the ninth inning of Tuesday’s contest.
Mercado answered by depositing a 1-0 fastball from Lester over the wall in left-center discipline within the fifth. The homer was Mercado’s first of the season and first since he belted three in as many video games in from Sept. 21-24, 2019.