MLB: Blasts by Patrick Wisdom, Frank Schwindel lift Cubs over Diamondbacks


Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel hit back-to-back homers to open the eighth inning, and rally the Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

With the Cubs trailing 4-3 and facing Arizona’s Ian Kennedy (3-3), who allowed one home run in 18 1/3 2022 innings entering this contest, Wisdom (two hits) tied the contest with a drive into the left-center field bleachers for his third homer in three days. Schwindel then put Chicago — which blew an early 3-0 lead — ahead with a shot into the left-field stands.

It was the second consecutive day Schwindel and Wisdom hit back-to-back homers, and helped the Cubs snap a four-game losing streak.

Keegan Thompson (4-0) pitched the final three innings for Chicago, which won for just its seventh time in 22 home games.

A day after using a three-run eighth inning to tie a game it trailed 4-0 and went on to win 7-6 in 10, Arizona erased a 3-0 hole with three RBI singles in the sixth. Geraldo Perdomo then led off the seventh inning with a single to left field and eventually scored the tiebreaking run on David Peralta’s groundout.

Arizona’s Merrill Kelly yielded only a bases-loaded triple to P.J. Higgins in the second, and lasted five innings for the Diamondbacks, who couldn’t hold on for their first four-game sweep at Chicago.

Chicago starter Wade Miley didn’t allow a run at home in his first 12 innings as a Cub until Ketel Marte’s RBI single with two outs in the sixth. Marte then scored on Pavin Smith’s single to center and Jake
McCarthy tied the game at 3-3 with a run-scoring single of his own. That proved to be the last inning of work for Miley.

Called up from Triple-A Iowa with Willson Contreras day-to-day because of a hamstring issue, Higgins cleared the bases with his knock into the right-field corner to give the Cubs an early cushion. It was just the second hit in 10 major league games for Higgins, whose previous big-league action until Sunday came in June 2021.

–Field Level Media



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