Throwing Lefty, Spieth tosses out first pitch at Cubs game

Lynette Rowe
September 13, 2017

The 2018 season will close with a three-game series September 28-30 at Chicago against the Cubs, marking the first time the teams have closed out the regular season at Wrigley Field since 1991.

Mets' starter Robert Gsellman entered play with a first inning ERA of 9.00, a noteworthy statistic, as it appeared that he could be digging himself an early hole.

Rays 2, Yankees 1 • Adeiny Hechavarria hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning off Sonny Gray and Tampa Bay, playing as the home team in a series relocated to Citi Field because of Hurricane Irma, beat the New York Yankees.

Cubs lefty Jose Quintana tied it in the bottom of the inning, driving in Kyle Schwarber on a sacrifice fielders choice. Single game ticket buyers are encouraged to pay with Mastercard, the preferred credit card of the Chicago Cubs. Quintana got another bunt down in the sixth, sending Javier Baez to third ahead of Ben Zobrist's RBI single.

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NOTES: Cubs C Willson Contreras made his first start since being activated from the disabled list on Sunday and went 0-for-1 with three walks hitting in the cleanup spot. Asdrubal Cabrera touched Quintana up for three hits. At Pittsburgh on Thursday, the left-hander looked to be almost back in form, tossing six innings and allowing one run and five hits.

Quintana picks up his 10th win and earned his fourth quality start over his last five outings. Justin Wilson struggled to put away hitters in the ninth, leaving it for Pedro Strop to secure the final outs. They are a team that has posted double-digit run performances six times in the last month, but the Cubs have also allowed 10 or more runs four times as well. He walked five and struck out four. Winners of eight of their last 10 games, St. Louis is leading the NL in run differential over the last week and represent a unsafe opponent with a plenty of incentive to bury its most intense rivals.

The last two seasons, the teams have met for one four-game series in July, with each team hosting a pair of games.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm C.T.

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