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Major League Baseball
Chi. Cubs 3, Cleveland 2
When: 8:15 PM ET, Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Temperature: 79°
Umpires: Home - Chad Whitson, 1B - Mark Carlson, 2B - James Hoye, 3B - Mike Estabrook
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Javier Baez had an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the host Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the reeling Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

With a runner already on second to begin the 10th inning, Kris Bryant singled to left-center field before Phil Maton (2-2) intentionally walked Anthony Rizzo to load the bases. Maton struck out the next two batters and got ahead in the count on Baez before he slapped an 0-2 curveball into left field to give Chicago its second walk-off win in as many nights.

The late offense allowed Jason Adam (2-1) to pick up the win. Adam overcame a leadoff walk in the 10th inning to retire the next three batters.

Jason Heyward and Cameron Maybin each had an RBI single for the Cubs (30-20), who have won four in a row overall and all four encounters with Cleveland this season.

Oscar Mercado homered to lead off the fifth inning and Francisco Lindor scored on a wild pitch in the first for the Indians (26-23), who extended their season-high losing streak to eight games.

Lindor, who belted a two-run tying homer in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 6-5 setback, opened the scoring in the first inning on Wednesday. He crossed the plate after Jon Lester uncorked a wild pitch before Chicago forged a tie in the second.

Kyle Schwarber worked a leadoff walk before coming around to score following consecutive singles from Baez and Heyward.

The Cubs claimed a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning after Maybin's two-out RBI single to shallow left field scored Baez. Maybin's RBI was his second in as many games after he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of Tuesday's contest.

Mercado answered by depositing a 1-0 fastball from Lester over the wall in left-center field in the fifth. The homer was Mercado's first of the season and first since he belted three in as many games in from Sept. 21-24, 2019.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Chi. Cubs
Aaron Civale Player Jon Lester
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 4
3.00 ERA 3.60
Hitting
Cleveland   Chi. Cubs
Jose Ramirez Player Cameron Maybin
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 5 1 9 .156 17 8 1 4 0 2
Chi. Cubs 9 0 10 .257 24 10 3 5 0 0