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Cubs rally in the ninth for 5-5 tie with Padres

With the Chicago Cubs down to their final out, Javier Baez hit a sky-high pop up that should have ended the game, but San Diego Padres’ second baseman Clint Moore was unable to make the play and two runs scored on the error to rally the Cubs to a 5-5 tie.

The story of the day for the Cubs was C.J. Edwards’ Cactus League debut. Edwards pitched to mixed results, he allowed three runs on four hits and walked three over 2 2/3 innings.

The Padres got on the board first with a Rene Rivera sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second.

Ryan Kalish roped a single back through the middle to knock in Chris Coghlan to tie it 1-1 in the third.

In the bottom half of the third, former Cub Xavier Nady hit a ground-rule double then Rivera would add his second sacrifice fly on the night later in the inning.

Gabriel Quintana doubled in the eighth to put the Padres up 5-2 entering the ninth.

Following a single and a walk, minor leaguer Dustin Geiger rolled a ground ball back through the middle to score Rafael Lopez before Baez tied the game the next at-bat.

The Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday in a 4:05 ET start.

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