WATCH: Highlights from Cubs' walkoff victory versus Tribe


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians (26-22) are notorious for blowing a 3-1 lead to the Chicago Cubs (29-20) in the 2016 World Series. Once again, the Tribe blew a 3-1 lead — albeit of a much lesser magnitude — when battling the North Siders on Tuesday. In the opener of a two-game series at Wrigley Field, the Cubs overcame a 3-1 deficit and won 6-5 in walkoff fashion.

Back-to-back hit by pitches in the bottom of the ninth culminated in Kris Bryant scoring the winning run for Chicago. Cameron Maybin was beaned with the bases juiced, thereby forcing Bryant home. Anthony Rizzo led the Cubs at the plate via a 3-for-4 showing, and Javier Baez hit a lengthy solo shot and went from first to home on a steal attempt as part of his impactful performance in the Cubs' lineup.

Comment on this story
Print   
Send Feedback to Cole Little: Email | Comment
ESPN announces TV commentators, details for Sunday's Cubs-Twins game
ESPN announces TV commentators, details for Sunday's Cubs-Twins game
WATCH: Javier Baez makes midair throw as part of ninth-inning double play
WATCH: Javier Baez makes midair throw as part of ninth-inning double play
Rizzo on Jon Lester: "That's one of my closest friends in the game"
Rizzo on Jon Lester: "That's one of my closest friends in the game"
Post your comments!
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest