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Cubs score 12 unanswered, 9 in 8th inning to stun Braves

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The Chicago Cubs had one of the most impressive comebacks in their franchise history Saturday.

Chicago trailed the Atlanta Braves 10-2 in the sixth inning, and 10-5 to lead off the bottom of the eighth. But on a rainy afternoon at Wrigley Field, there was plenty of magic left.

With a 0.6 percent win probability to open the bottom of the eighth, according to Fangraphs, the Cubs rallied to score nine times in the inning to stun the Braves en route to a 14-10 win.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Braves 1 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 15 2
Cubs 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 9 x 14 10 2

Chicago scored their runs in the wild frame on just three hits, tallying on five walks, two hit batsmen, and a wild pitch. To amp up the drama, all of their runs came with two outs.

Batter Pitcher Result Score
Jason Heyward Luke Jackson HBP 10-5 ATL
Kyle Schwarber Luke Jackson K 10-5 ATL
Tommy La Stella Luke Jackson 1B 10-5 ATL
Efren Navarro Jose Ramirez K 10-5 ATL
Kris Bryant Jose Ramirez HBP 10-5 ATL
Willson Contreras Jose Ramirez RBI 1B 10-6 ATL
Ben Zobrist Jose Ramirez BB 10-7 ATL
Javier Baez Jose Ramirez 3-RBI 2B 10-10
Addison Russell Jose Ramirez IBB 10-10
Jason Heyward Sam Freeman BB 10-10
Kyle Schwarber Sam Freeman BB 11-10 CHC
Tommy La Stella Sam Freeman BB 12-10 CHC
Efren Navarro Peter Moylan Wild pitch 14-10 CHC
Efren Navarro Peter Moylan K 14-10 CHC

Javy Baez came up with the big blow in the eighth, delivering a three-RBI double on a two-out full count to tie the game 10-10.

Kyle Schwarber would plate what turned out to be the winning run three batters later when he brought in the RBI walk.

The Braves weren't done choking there. After drawing another RBI walk, the Cubs were gifted additional insurance runs, as Braves reliever Peter Moylan allowed a run to score on a wild pitch that missed the plate by several feet, and catcher Kurt Suzuki overthrew.

It was the first time the Cubs overcame an eight-run deficit to win since July 7, 2011, according to Carrie Muskat of

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