Rizzo's walk-off homer powers Cubs past Diamondbacks
Anthony Rizzo can certainly be counted on for some heroics after lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 7-6 walk-off win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The slugging first baseman delivered a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to sink the Diamondbacks in MLB on Thursday.
In a game with a playoff feel, the Cubs used a late home rally to defeat Arizona. Chicago started with a David Bote two-run home run in the ninth to tie the game, then Rizzo struck the death blow with a 453-foot shot.
Rizzo had a good all-around game, collecting three hits with two RBIs. A notoriously slow starter, he is now hitting .261 this season.
Nick Ahmed helped the Diamondbacks get off to a good start. He had two hits with four RBIs, including his 13th home run of the season.
The Diamondbacks blew a 6-1 lead and fell to 56-48 for the season, while The Cubs improved to 60-42.
HOSKINS HOMERS TWICE
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins blasted two home runs in a 7-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Hoskins, who now has 20 home runs this season, is batting a respectable .258 this season. Also in that game, Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez became the third Cincinnati player with a four-game home run streak this year, joining Joey Votto and Scooter Gennett.
Justin Upton collected four hits with two runs scored and two RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 12-8 victory against the Chicago White Sox. He is now batting .255.
KINGHAM STRUGGLES AGAINST METS
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Nick Kingham allowed six earned runs in seven innings in an 11-5 loss to the New York Mets.
MACHADO GOES LONG
Manny Machado is fitting in nicely with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who defeated the Atlanta Braves 8-2.
Mama, there goes that Manny. pic.twitter.com/cYJXL47wI0— MLB (@MLB) July 27, 2018
Chicago Cubs 7-6 Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Angels 12-8 Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees 7-2 Kansas City Royals
New York Mets 12-6 Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Phillies 9-4 Cincinnati Reds
Washington Nationals 10-3 Miami Marlins
Minnesota Twins 2-1 Boston Red Sox
Oakland Athletics 7-6 Texas Rangers
Los Angeles Dodgers 8-2 Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 San Francisco Giants
Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Baltimore Orioles
BREWERS AT GIANTS
Milwaukee have lost their top spot in the NL Central, but are still in good shape to earn a postseason bid. The Brewers will send Chase Anderson (6-7, 3.81 ERA) to the mound to face Madison Bumgarner (3-3, 3.19 ERA).