Gomez and Madrigal hit doubles in the ninth to help the Cubs defeat the Tigers for their third consecutive win

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Jan Gomez And Nick Madrigal He hit doubles in the ninth inning and Chicago Cubs It held on to defeat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 Monday Night.

The Cubs squandered a three-run lead in the eighth and quickly came back ahead.

Gomez led off the next inning with a hit double and Madrigal followed with an RBI double. Madrigal later scored to give Chicago a two-run lead, an extra run he needed after Matt Ferling’s single pulled Detroit to within one run.

siya suzuki He hit a homer for the second day in a row and the second inning helped the three Cubs take an early lead.

Chicago went on to claim its third consecutive win, preserving the National Club’s last wild card lead, but the manager David Ross And the veteran players on the team know there’s a lot of baseball to play this season.

Ross said, “At the trade deadline, we haven’t won anything. At the end of August, we won’t win anything. The goal is to win a championship and it’s a long, hard road ahead of us.”

Daniel Palencia (3-0) retired two batters and stranded runners in the eighth to preserve the tie after Michael Fulmer missed three runs in the inning against his former team. Mark Leiter, Jr. put up the ninth with his fourth save in six chances.

Beau Brieske (0-1) allowed two hits on three hits in the ninth.

Spencer Turkelson and Kerry Carpenter scored in the second period for the second game in a row, clearing blockers on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning to narrow Detroit’s deficit to 4-2.

Happ hit a triple double and scored on Cody Bellingeris one in the eighth, giving Chicago the three-run cushion they need.

Javier Baez hit a double in the eighth inning against one of his former teams.

Baez, a star on the Cubs’ 2016 World Cup championship team, hasn’t made it out in two seasons with Detroit after signing a six-year, $140 million contract.

“To see him struggle, it shocks me,” said Ross, a former teammate.

For starters

Chicago Javier the Lion He allowed two runs on the homers, gave up three more hits and walked two runs over ​5 1/3 innings pitched. Hayden Wisinski and Jose Coase pitched 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings of relief.

Detroit’s Alex Vaido gave up four runs on three hits and two runs over six innings pitched.

Suzuki swing

Suzuki has hit five batters in 13 games this month, bringing him a total of 13 starts. He only cleared the fence three times in his previous 57 games.

“He plays exceptionally well,” said Ross.

Welcome to the exhibition

Detroit’s Parker Meadows made his major league debut and hit a single in the sixth and said he felt like he was “on top of the world” before missing a few chances.

Meadows struck out for the second time in the seventh with the bases loaded for the first time in the triple inning. He finished the game with a pop-up, stranding the tying game for second.

“It was a pity,” Meadows said. “Things don’t go your way all the time.”

The 23-year-old is one of the franchise’s top prospects and his older brother, Austin Meadows, is on the Tiger’s 60-day injured list due to anxiety.

“A lot of people were looking forward to Parker getting here, and he’s worked his way up in every aspect of the game,” said manager AJ Hinch. “The first appearance is fun.”

best wishes

The Tigers were pleased that Cleveland claimed veteran catcher Eric Haas off waivers Monday, two days after he was released.

“He was universally loved, loved and respected,” Hinch said. “It’s no surprise that the team feels he should be on their team. We expect him to recover from a difficult season.”

the next

LHP in Chicago Drew Smillie (9-8, 4.92) and Detroit’s RHP Reese Olson (2-5, 4.83) are expected to play Tuesday night in the second of the three-game series. The Tigers drafted Smyly in the second round of the 2010 draft and advised them for over two seasons.

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