The Cubs battled back to force the game to extras. In the end, Chicago's sloppy play was just too much to overcome.
Kris Bryant walked to lead off the 2nd inning against Ronald Bolaños. Jason Heyward followed with an opposite-field two-run homer to left. The 2-0 advantage was short-lived as Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers reached on infield hits in the bottom of the frame. Luis Urias singled to score Hosmer and Austin Hedges singled to load the bases with one out.
José Quintana coaxed what looked to be a double play grounder from Bolaños. Instead, Ben Zobrist made a wild throw which rolled into left allowing three to score. Manuel Margot singled and Nick Martini hit a sacrifice fly to make it 5-2. Ty France homered in the 3rd to increase the lead to 6-2.
Tyler Chatwood took over in the 4th and pitched three perfect innings. Heyward and Nico Hoerner walked in the same inning. Pinch-hitter Ian Happ flew out, J-Hey tagged and was initially called out before being ruled safe upon review for a sac fly.
Kyle Schwarber walked in the 5th and would score on a two-run jack from Bryant. Things stayed at 6-5 until the bottom of the 7th. Greg Garcia singled off of Brandon Kintzler, Margot tripled to score pinch-runner Travis Jankowski. Martini knocked in another with a single, but the Padres stranded the bases loaded to keep it 8-5.
The Cubs stormed back against fire-baller Andres Muñoz in the 8th. Anthony Rizzo singled and came home when Bryant homered again, the knee seems better post cortisone shot. Heyward then blasted his second shot to tie things at eight.
San Diego prevailed against Steve Cishek in the 10th. Urias singled and then Steve completely lost the zone. He walked Hedges, Jankowski, and finally Margot to end it.
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