Incredible moment fan catches ball ahead of Chicago Cubs star almost costing them game against Pittsburgh Pirates

ANTHONY RIZZO saved a Cubs fan from absolute embarrassment.

During the game against the Pirates on Wednesday night, Rizzo had to have quick reactions to prevent the supporter from catching the ball.

 Anthony Rizzo beat a fan to catch the ball in the Cubs game last night

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Anthony Rizzo beat a fan to catch the ball in the Cubs game last night

The ball was smashed high in the air and went sailing towards the stands.

Rizzo, the three-time All-Star, went racing after the ball and competed with fans to catch the ball.

One fan appeared to have grabbed it – which would have cost the team – but Rizzo's quick reactions saw the ball settle in his mitt.

He may have fallen over the hoardings but it was worth it as the Cubs went on to a 7-6 win.

 Chicago celebrated as they were through to compete for the National League Central championship

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Chicago celebrated as they were through to compete for the National League Central championship

Now, Chicago are through to compete for the National League Central championship.

As the video went viral on social media, fans begun to claim it was more excuses.

One wrote: "Chicagoans love blaming fans."

Another said: "The excuses are flying even more now! Leave the guy alone, Cubs should have never been in that situation, but hey if it's not the Cubs fault let's blame it on someone else!"

One fan said the man who attempted to catch it "better leave Wrigley [Field] soon."

ANTHONY RIZZO saved a Cubs fan from absolute embarrassment.