Cubs score 12 unanswered, 9 in 8th inning to stun Braves
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.
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.
|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 MLB.com.
(Video courtesy: MLB.com)
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