Cubs Lead a High Scoring Game Against Pirates.
Ke’Byran, as his major league debutante, put everything he had into the game on September 2, 2020, against Cub in Pittsburgh. In the eighth inning, the third base prospect struck a tying homer for Pittsburgh followed by a winning run on second in the ninth pulling his team to an even in the tenth with a textbook slide.
As the NL Central leaders claimed their third of four trophies, Happ, a Pittsburgh born headed the game with a home run finishing with three hits. Happ separated Nico Hoerner in the 11th leading the Cubs to an 8-7 win over the Pirates.
Happ said, “There’s a lot of factors in that game, and for us to persevere-had some really nice pitching performances there let and in extra to keep things close – just for us to grind through that and get a win, that was huge.”
Two individual hits were added by Happ and Kyle Schwarber in the 10th homer of the season for the Cubs. Owing to wrist injury Kits Byrant could only add two hits to the team.
Beginning the game with 13-3, the Cubs mainly hang around the neutral place, but Bryant’s return together with the incoming supports gave Ross an opportunity to hit reset entering September.
Byrant who played in the opening position at the beginning of the year was placed in the back of Happ acquiring the opening position in the belief to lengthen the lineup. It seems like Ross only took two pitches to make the right decision. Happ charged the second ball offered by Chad Kuhl sending it to the corridor behind the seats of the right-center field. Happ scored the by any Cubs switch hitter as the third leadoff homer of the season pushed his career home run to 60.
Hayes, a three-time Gold Glove winner in the minors, looked very comfortable as he showed off his aggressive swings that made him the 32nd overall selection in the 2015 draft as the last-place Pirates called him up. As the third ball by Javy Baez rolled mainly on the ground, Hayes curiously shifted to his left and leaving Bryant to end in the third leading to two outs. Hayes accepted that he briefly lost track of the game and could just have got out.
The Cubs were active at the trade deadline, acquiring veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin, utility player José Martinez, and left-handed reliever Josh Osich.
Martinez served as the designated hitter Tuesday and went 0 for 3 while batting eighth. Osich allowed a run in the 10th.
To make room for the additions, Chicago sent outfielder Albert Almora Jr. To the club’s alternate training site in South Bend, placed right-hander Tyler Chatwood on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain and designated reliever Casey Sadler for assignment.