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SportDarvish pitches a gem but gets the no-decision as Cubs rally to beat Pirates

02:31  13 july  2019
02:31  13 july  2019 Source:   chicagotribune.com

Pirates rally in 9th to edge Cubs 6-5

Pirates rally in 9th to edge Cubs 6-5 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang scored on Corey Dickerson's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to cap a frantic rally and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Josh Bell hit his 26th home of the season and fourth of the series and added a double to give him 59 extra-base hits, the most ever by a National League player before the All-Star break. The Cubs turned to recently signed closer Craig Kimbrel (0-1) to protect a one-run lead in the ninth and the Pirates pounced. BOX SORE: PIRATES 6, CUBS 5 Elias Diaz walked with one out, Kang followed with a double to right field that Chicago's Willson Contreras couldn't track down.

Darvish was gone a batter later after 75 pitches in 2 2/3 innings, the shortest regular season outing for the right-hander. "I can't tell why right now Get the Sports newsletter delivered to your inbox. We're sorry, but something went wrong. Sports news, no matter the season. Stop by for the scores, stay for

The Pirates used a walk, a flare that turned into a double and some aggressive base running to Diaz beat the throw to the plate from Chicago second baseman Addison Russell on Adam Victor Caratini homered from both sides of the plate for the Cubs , including a go-ahead two-run shot in the seventh off Francisco Liriano to give the Cubs a 5-4 Darvish endured a stretch of 10 straight no - decisions

Darvish pitches a gem but gets the no-decision as Cubs rally to beat Pirates
Darvish pitches a gem but gets the no-decision as Cubs rally to beat Pirates
Darvish pitches a gem but gets the no-decision as Cubs rally to beat Pirates
Darvish pitches a gem but gets the no-decision as Cubs rally to beat Pirates
Darvish pitches a gem but gets the no-decision as Cubs rally to beat Pirates

Jul. 12--Yu Darvish deserved to earn the victory at Wrigley Field that still awaits him.

Joe Maddon ejected, upset with Pirates for throwing up and in

Joe Maddon ejected, upset with Pirates for throwing up and in Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after getting upset with the Pirates for throwing up and in on his players. Javy Baez was batting for the Cubs in the top of the fourth inning. Pirates starter Jordan Lyles kept throwing high and tight on Baez, who did not like the pitches coming so close to his head. After a 3-2 pitch went near Baez's head and hit the knob of his bat as he moved out of the way, Maddon was fuming. The Cubs manager came out of the dugout and began yelling across the field at Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.

Chicago Cubs ' Victor Caratini rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Diaz beat the throw to the plate from Chicago second baseman Addison Russell on Adam Darvish endured a stretch of 10 straight no - decisions — the longest by any starting pitcher in 42

Darvish relished the challenge of pitching at Dodger Stadium for the first time since lasting only 1 2/3 innings in Darvish ’s only blemish was a home run to Alex Verdugo on the first pitch of the fourth that Join Tribune sportswriters and Cubs fans here for the latest news and analysis from the beat .

But the Cubs offense perked up in the seventh and eighth innings Friday to pull out a 4-3 win over the Pirates before a crowd of 40,740.

BOX SCORE: CUBS 4, PIRATES 3

Kris Bryant snapped a scoreless tie by hitting a home run to start the seventh off Chris Archer that fueled a three-run rally.

The rally occurred one inning after Darvish was pulled after he pitched six innings of two-hit ball. Darvish walked one and struck out eight and retired the first 13 batters he faced.

But the offense needed another rally after reliever Pedro Strop allowed a three-run home run to Starling Marte in the top of the eighth.

In the bottom of the inning, Bryant and Victor Caratini drew walks off reliever Kyle Crick, and Jason Heyward came through with a single to left. Third base coach Brian Butterfield immediately waved Bryant home, and Bryant's slide beat the throw from Bryan Reynolds.

Cole Hamels leaves start with apparent injury and Cubs rotation gets even thinner

Cole Hamels leaves start with apparent injury and Cubs rotation gets even thinner Kyle Hendricks is already on the injured list with shoulder inflammation

He didn't get a decision , but Yu Darvish bounced back with six strong innings Saturday against the Brewers, striking out nine while It was a comeback which featured some clutch hitting with men on third -- traditionally a difficult task for the Cubs -- as MLB strikeout leader Ian Happ came through in a

Pirates Probable Pitchers . All Times Eastern. Subject to change. Player Stats Available in List View. Darvish will open the Cubs ' second half against the Pirates , whom he faced on July 3. In that no - decision , the righty gave up four runs with six strikeouts and no walks in 6 2/3 innings.

Closer Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save in relief of Randy Rosario.

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