Published: Sun, July 23, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Cubs rally in 8th to take down Cardinals

Cubs rally in 8th to take down Cardinals

This was a good old fashioned pitcher's duel for starters Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester.

Paul DeJong was 0-for-15 before he hit a tiebreaking two-run double while Carson Kelly hammered a two-run double, marking his first big league hit of the season taking St. Louis to its highest-scoring inning of the season, an 11-4 victory over the Cubs on Friday. Matt Bowman (2-4) entered with two outs in the 8th after Wainwright allowed an RBI double to Ben Zobrist.

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The Cubs played without third baseman Kris Bryant, who sprained his left little finger on a headfirst slide on Wednesday. Dexter Fowler's throw home short hopped Yadi Molina and bounced away.

TWINS 6, TIGERS 5: At Minneapolis, Kyle Gibson took a shutout into the eighth inning in his longest start of the season, Zack Granite had three of the Minnesota's 14 hits, and the Twins held off a late rally to beat Detroit. Cecil hung a 3-2 off speed pitch that Rizzo blooped into short left center. He gave up four hits and no walks and struck out three.

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INDIANS 2, BLUE JAYS 1: Francisco Lindor hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 10th inning and Cleveland won at home. Lindor dashed around the bases and was mobbed by his teammates at home plate, and was doused by several coolers of water. He was examined by a hand specialist Friday in Cleveland, and there is no timetable for Sanchez's return.

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