WATCH: Anthony Rizzo hits game-tying two-run bomb for his 10th dinger
|Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 9:37 PM- -|
PITTSBURGH — After struggling offensively and failing to score a run through 7 2/3 innings at the plate, one swing of the bat marked a turning of the tide for the Chicago Cubs in the top of the eighth on Tuesday. Anthony Rizzo hit his first non-solo home run of the season, tying the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-2 with two outs in the top of the eighth.
Rizzo's 10th dinger of the year, the two-run blast carried over the wall in the right field corner at PNC Park. Willson Contreras, who singled in the previous at-bat, scored as a result. Sam Howard, a left-handed specialist, was brought in to pitch to the left-handed Rizzo, and, instead of getting out of the inning, he coughed up the lead. The round-tripper was Rizzo's first of the season off a lefty and the Cubs' first long ball since Aug. 13.