WATCH: Cubs score after umpire gets knocked over by Braves catcher
A collision with the umpire behind the plate forced a bad throw from Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki, which led to the Cubs scoring a run.
ATLANTA — It took a comedy errors for the first run to be scored in the contest between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
With men on first and second and two outs in the top of the fourth, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell swung at a bouncing pitch in the dirt by Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz for the third strike. However, the wild pitch got by Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki, who hastily chased after it.
Russell was able to make it to first base safely, as Suzuki collided with the home-plate umpire while retrieving the baseball and rushed a throw that sailed past first base.
The throwing error, which capped off the comedy of errors, enabled Cubs catcher Willson Contreras to come around from second base to score, putting the Cubs ahead 1-0 on the Braves.