Rally leads to win in ninth
They can’t all be blowouts. Actually, we would love to see a few blowouts right now. But, we did learn one thing about Chicago Cubs recently: they are never out of a game.
On June 29, the Cubs entered the top of the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals, one of the best in all of baseball, trailing 4 to 2. However, their bullpen has struggled at times. And they did that day.
With one out already, rookie Jeimer Candelario was hit by a pitch. He was then forced out at second base after a ground ball by Victor Caratini. Now, with two down, Javier Baez singles to right field. Caratini, who took second while Baez was at-bat, now stands at third.
On a 1-1 count, Tommy LaStella singled to left-center, scoring Caratini and pushing Baez to third. Cubs trail 4-3. The veteran Jon Jay then laces a double to center field. The Cubs score two more. Wade Davis enters in the bottom of the inning. Game over.
Cubs win, 5 to 4.