David Bote did it again Friday.
The 25-year-old infielder hit a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Cubs a walk-off win over the Reds. Bote delivered a walk-off grand slam against the Nationals earlier this month.
Newly acquired infielder Daniel Murphy hit a home run in the bottom of the eighth to put Chicago ahead 2-1. But, Cincinnati infielder Eugenio Suarez forced extra innings with a solo home run of his own one inning later, setting up Bote’s second game-winning blast of August.
Come sail away. ⛵️#EveryBoteIn pic.twitter.com/TsIWbuk0rU
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 24, 2018
Murphy picked up two hits in his second game with the Cubs. Shortstop Javier Baez also drove in a run for Chicago.
Reds starter Matt Harvey surrendered one run and five hits in 5 1/3 innings on the mound. Reliever Raisel Iglesias was charged with the loss after he allowed Bote’s home run.
The win moved the Cubs to 74-53 on the year with the win while the Reds fell to 56-73.
Studs of the night
Yankees first baseman Luke Voit hit two home runs and tallied four RBIs in his team’s 7-5 win over the Orioles.
Luke Voit, ladies & gentlemen. pic.twitter.com/ll8QYK2pou
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 25, 2018
Jason Vargas threw six shutout innings and struck out eight in the Mets’ 3-0 win over the Nationals.
Duds of the night
Red Sox starter Hector Velazquez allowed eight runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings on the mound against the Rays. Boston fell 10-3.
Phillies infielder Asdrubal Cabrera went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts against the Blue Jays. Toronto came away with a 4-2 win.
Dee Gordon came around to score on a delayed steal in the third inning of the Mariners game against the Diamondbacks.
[email protected], playmaker.#GoMariners pic.twitter.com/aM4XtvwObP
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 25, 2018
Cardinals (72-57) at Rockies (70-58) — Two teams fighting for playoff spots in the National League will continue their three-game series at Coors Field on Saturday. John Gant (5-6, 3.76 ERA) is set to start for St. Louis while German Marquez (11-9, 4.42 ERA) will take the mound for Colorado. The Cardinals are coming off a three-game sweep of the Dodgers.