RECAP — Cubs 5, Padres 4

The Cubs beat the Padres very late on Friday night, winning 5-4 in the tenth inning.

Standout Performers

Anthony Rizzo: 3 for 5, 1 RBI
Javy Baez: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 BB
Albert Almora: 2 for 5, 1 R

How it Happened

The Cubs and Padres went back and forth in the game. Tyler Chatwood’s struggles continued, giving up a run in the first. Ian Happ would make up for it with an RBI single to center. Two runs scored, giving the Cubs a 2-1 lead. The Padres took the lead back with two runs in the third, leading 3-2. Kris Bryant tied it in the 5th with his RBI double, making it 3-3. San Diego took a one-run lead in the eighth, but the Cubs prevailed.

Anthony Rizzo tied it again with an RBI double to deep center. Rizzo’s double ultimately sent the game into extras. From there, the Cubs didn’t waste any time. Javy Baez singled, stole second, was safe at third on a throwing error, and then stole home in a bizarre play. Baez crossed the plate with ease, giving the Cubs a 5-4 lead. Brandon Morrow worked a clean tenth, as the Cubs won a thrilling game 5-4.

One Great Moment

The most exciting player in baseball struck again. In one play, Javy Baez changed the entire outcome of the game. Baez singled to get things going and took off from there. He stole second and never quit running. With defensive miscues from the Padres, Baez was able to score in what was an incredible moment. Check out his phenomenal base-running below:

Standings Check

The Cubs improve to 53-38 this year, now 1st place in the NL Central.

Up Next

Kyle Hendricks takes the mound for game two on Saturday at 9:10 PM CT on ABC 7 and 670 The Score.

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Lucas Babcock is the Editor in Chief of SportZreport.com. Lucas has been a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

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