MLB wrap: Cubs stun Braves with 12-run rally; Mets' 9-game win streak ends

Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Jason Heyward celebrate win
Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Jason Heyward rejoice win (Getty Pictures)

Down 10-2 within the backside of the sixth inning Saturday on a chilly, wet day at Wrigley Area, the Cubs might have been forgiven for simply going by means of the motions to complete the sport out.

As an alternative, the Cubs one way or the other rallied for 12 runs to stun the Braves, 14-10.

The Cubs chipped away on the lead with one within the sixth and two within the seventh, earlier than hammering the Braves with 9 runs within the eighth. To not take something away from Chicago, however the Braves self-destructed in that huge inning. The Cubs had solely three hits within the body, whereas the Braves dedicated an error and their pitchers could not discover the plate (5 walks, a wild pitch and two HBPs).

Javier Baez had the large blow within the inning, clearing the bases with a double to tie the sport.

“You understand, we do not surrender,” Baez informed NBC Sports activities Chicago.

It wasn’t a document-breaking comeback — three groups in MLB historical past have overcome 12-run deficits, most just lately the Indians over the Mariners in 2001 — however the Cubs’ rally will reside on in staff lore.

In the meantime in New York, Brewers starter Chase Anderson gave up just one run and two hits in 6 1/three innings to assist Milwaukee win, 5-1, snapping the Mets’ 9-recreation win streak. Jonathan Villar, Jett Bandy and Orlando Arcia homered to energy the Brewers. The shocking Mets nonetheless have one of the best report (eleven-2) within the Nationwide League.

Studs of the Night time

Making solely his third MLB begin, 24-yr-previous Marlins righty Trevor Richards pitched seven scoreless innings towards the recent Pirates, giving up solely two hits. He obtained a no determination in a 1-zero loss.

Max Scherzer acquired off to a nasty begin towards the Rockies, giving up a two-run homer to Charlie Blackmon within the first inning, however he retired the ultimate 20 batters he confronted within the Nats’ 6-2 win. He struck out eleven in seven innings. Scherzer is now three-1 with a 1.33 ERA this yr.

Dud of the Night time

Orioles starter Alex Cobb labored towards the Pink Sox, giving up seven earned runs on 10 hits and a stroll in solely three 2/three innings.


Paul Goldschmidt completely crushes this Wealthy Hill pitch into the second deck.

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman steals successful from fellow third baseman Adrian Beltre.

What’s Subsequent

Angels (12-three) vs. Royals (three-9) 2:15 p.m. ET — Shohei Ohtani has made two begins to date and proven some nasty stuff. He is 2-zero, with a 2.08 ERA and 18 Ks in thirteen innings. Oh, he is additionally obtained a zero.forty six WHIP. Eric Skoglund will get the beginning for the Royals, who’re off to a tough begin.