Cubs prevail in high-scoring affair vs. Giants

Cubs prevail in high-scoring affair vs. Giants

Sep 5, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (28) throws the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Wrigley Field.
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Seiya Suzuki launched a two-run homer to highlight his four-hit, three-RBI performance on Tuesday, lifting the host Chicago Cubs to an 11-8 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Chicago’s Christopher Morel belted a three-run homer and Yan Gomes had a two-run double as part of a three-hit game. Dansby Swanson scored three times for the Cubs (75-64), who have won three games in a row and 13 of their last 18.

San Francisco’s J.D. Davis belted a two-run homer among his three hits and LaMonte Wade Jr., Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores also went deep. Joc Pederson added three hits for the Giants (70-69), who have dropped five consecutive games.

Tyler Rogers issued a one-out walk to Swanson in the seventh inning before Suzuki sent a 3-1 slider over the wall in left field to forge a 6-6 tie. Suzuki’s homer was his 16th of the season and second in as many days.

Luke Jackson (1-2) relieved Rogers and surrendered a wind-aided double to Jeimer Candelario. Candelario moved to third on an infield single and scored when Nick Madrigal hit a grounder to third baseman Casey Schmitt, whose throw home eluded catcher Patrick Bailey.

Morel sent a 1-2 slider from Jackson over the wall in center field to stake Chicago to a 10-6 lead.

The offensive uprising made a winner out of Drew Smyly (10-9), who struck out two in one scoreless inning of relief. Jackson picked up the loss after yielding four runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning.

The teams each scored a run before Flores belted a solo homer off Julian Merryweather in the ninth inning. Merryweather regained his composure and got the final three outs to end the game.

Wade opened the game by depositing a first-pitch fastball from Kyle Hendricks over the wall in right-center field.

Wade Meckler added an RBI single in the second inning and Yastrzemski extended San Francisco’s lead to 3-0 after he sent a changeup from Hendricks just over the wall in left-center field.

Swanson plated Nico Hoerner with a single off Jakob Junis and Candelario walked with the bases loaded to bring Chicago within a run at 3-2 in the third. Gomes followed with a double to center field that drove in both Swanson and Suzuki to give the Cubs the lead.

Pederson’s RBI double leveled the contest at 4-4 before Hayden Wesneski relieved Hendricks and saw Davis hit his two-run shot in the sixth.

—Field Level Media

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