Chicago Cubs jerseys manager Joe Maddon, center, argues with umpire Jeff Kellogg, left, over a home run that was called a foul ball by cheap Anthony Rizzo jersey, right, who is restrained from cheap baseball jerseys getting into the discussion by cheap Kyle Schwarber jersey in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates jerseys in Pittsburgh, Friday, June 16, 2017. Maddon was eventually eject from the game by Kellogg. Rizzo drew a walk of Pirates jerseys starting pitcher cheap Trevor Williams jersey. less
Chicago Cubs jerseys manager Joe Maddon, center, argues with umpire Jeff Kellogg, left, over a home run that was called a foul ball by cheap Anthony Rizzo jersey, right, who is restrained from getting into the discussion by Kyle . more
Manager wasn’t around to see the comeback he was ejected in the first inning after Rizzo’s drive into the Allegheny River was initially called fair, then ruled foul.
“That was absolutely a home run,” Rizzo said. “There is no way it could have gone over the pole foul because this is one of the shortest right fields in the league. I hit it too hard for it to have time to go foul.”
“I respect the umpires and I never like to criticize them because I know they give their very best, but they got that one wrong. At least, we won the game and that’s all that really matters,” he said.
In Rizzo’s first two tries as a leadoff man in his seven year career, the slugging first baseman who usually bats cleanup led off both games this week with home runs against the at Citi Field.
The record for most consecutive games with a leadoff home run is three by in 1996 for the .
Chicago trailed 4 3 until and began the ninth with doubles off (1 3) to tie it. , who was removed as the closer last week in favor of a Nicasco cheap Felipe Rivero jersey combo, gave up a go ahead single to pinch hitter .
“They just came in aggressively and made their hits and their swings,” said Nicasio, who was charged with four runs without recording an out. “No excuses. I threw my pitches where I wanted them. They did their part.”
Rizzo added a two run single, extending his hitting streak to 10 games, and had a two run double.
“It seemed like everybody contributed in that inning,” Russell said. “That’s the type of offense I know we can be when everyone is clicking.”
Closer gave up a run in the ninth, but struck out and with the bases loaded to end it.
Koji Uehera (2 3) pitched a scoreless inning.
and , who grew up in Pittsburgh and was playing his first game at PNC Park, had two hits each for the Cubs jerseys. La Stella had a single in the ninth.
hit his 12th homer and a two run triple to help the Pirates jerseys rally from 3 0 deficit. also had two hits, including a single in the sixth that scored Bell and put Pittsburgh ahead 4 3.
Cubs jerseys starter allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings. The Pirates jerseys’ went five innings and gave up three runs.
Cubs jerseys: INF/OF (inflamed right wrist) was placed on the 10 day DL, retroactive to June 13, and is expected to be activated when first eligible June 24. La Stella was recalled from Triple A Iowa. . RHP (right hand tendinitis) had a second MRI that revealed no new injuries but there is no timetable for his return.
RHP Shane Baz, the Pirates jerseys’ first round selection in this week’s amateur draft, signed and will make his professional debut later this month in the rookie level . Baz, who turns 18 on Saturday, starred at in Tomball, Texas.
Cubs jerseys RHP (6 4, 4.68 ERA) starts Saturday night against RHP cheap Ivan Nova jersey (6 4, 2.83). Arrieta allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last start, a no decision against Colorado, but is 9 3 against Pittsburgh in his career. Nova has pitched at least six innings in all 13 starts this season.