Rizzo's leadoff homer streak ends _ barely, on replay review


Arrieta cruised through four scoreless innings but ended up allowing four runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings and left with the bases loaded.

After the Pirates surrendered a 2-0 lead, Adam Frazier singled to right to score Jordy Mercer from third and put them ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth. Rookie Paul DeJong homered, singled twice, scored three runs and had three RBIs. Rizzo drew a walk of Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams.

After losing his plea to pitch the seventh inning Sunday, John Lackey admitted he's resigned to just relaxing and enjoying the moment.

The Cubs trailed by one #Run going into the ninth inning, but exploded for six runs in the top of the ninth to win a 9-5 interdivision game over the Pittsburgh #pirates. While backup Miguel Montero has surprised this season with his bat, Contreras has disappointed; getting the exuberant catcher back on track offensively is imperative to the Cubs' continued success. The defending World Series champions took two of three in Pittsburgh and improved to 34-34.

DIAMONDBACKS 5, PHILLIES 4: At Philadelphia, Gregor Blanco hit a tying two-run homer and Jake Lamb drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to rally Arizona.

Josh Bell hit his 12th homer and a two-run triple to help the Pirates rally from 3-0 deficit.

"He just goes out there, he's doing his job pitching", Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen said. He doesn't throw as hard as he used to, but it doesn't matter if you locate. All of the damage against him was done via the long ball, with Asdrubal Cabrera swatting a pair of solo homers and Jay Bruce adding a two-run blast. The Cubs opened the inning with five straight hits.

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Cubs fifth. Jason Heyward called out on strikes. "They get together, whereas instant replay is available, and somehow decided the ball was foul". SS Addison Russell did not start to rest a sore right ankle. Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon (3-1, 2.90) is in line to make his second start since undergoing testicular cancer surgery.

"To get five outs, it's a big save", Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. Stewart had been out since May 30 with a left hamstring strain.

Given that Happ is averaging a homer about every four games since he was recalled last month, he could be due in the second game of the series.

Nova and Rivero combined as bookends to get 26 of the 27 outs needed in a 4-3 win over the Cubs in front of a crowd of 34,383 that was nearly certainly the most enthused PNC Park had seen all season.

Chicago (33-33) had lost 10 of its previous 11 road games and avoided matching a season low of two games below.500.

The Pirates held their annual "Negro Leagues Heritage Game" against the Cubs on Friday night at PNC Park, which could only mean one thing: some truly stellar throwback uniforms. Gerrit Cole (4-6, 4.54) will try to build off his last outings, a seven-inning effort that snapped a streak of four straight appearances of five innings or fewer.