WATCH: Cubs plate three runs on four hits in thrilling sixth inning


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Kyle Schwarber hustled down the first baseline and beat out a throw, thus allowing Anthony Rizzo's run to count.
Kyle Schwarber hustled down the first baseline and beat out a throw, thus allowing Anthony Rizzo's run to count.

CHICAGO — As part of a slugfest between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, the Cubs plated three runs on four hits in the bottom of the sixth. As a result, the Cubs took a 10-9 lead.

Jason Heyward led off the frame with a base hit and reached third base soon afterward on a single by Kris Bryant. Anthony Rizzo followed that up with a ground-rule double that got entrapped in the ivy on the wall in left-center. Heyward scored on the 2-bagger, and Bryant reached third base.

The next at-bat saw Javier Baez hit a nubber onto the infield grass that he converted into an RBI infield single. That resulted in Giants reliever Trevor Gott being removed from the game in place of Tony Watson.

Not long after entering the ballgame, Watson fielded a comebacker off the bat of Kyle Schwarber that Rizzo bolted for home on. Instead of attempting to throw out Rizzo, Watson tried for the inning-ending double play. While Watson was able to garner the out at second base, Schwarber beat out the throw at first base.

Watson proceeded to strike out Ian Happ to end the inning, but plenty of damage had already been done. Relinquishing their 9-7 lead, the Giants gave up three runs in the sixth inning, two of which were scored on dribblers that did not travel past the pitcher's mound.

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