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January 29, 2019 07:12PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) —the pop the Philadelphia Phillies expected when they acquired him last month.Cabrera’s solo home run with one out in the 10th lifted the Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night in a game played through steady rain.Cabrera connected off Steve Cishek (4-2) http://www.philliesfanproshop.com/authentic-dave-cash-jersey , driving an opposite-field shot to left-center to help the Phillies pull within two games of Atlanta in the NL East. The Braves lost 3-2 to Pittsburgh.“That’s why we traded for him,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of Cabrera, who came from the New York Mets on July 31. “Big moment. Absolutely demolished the ball.”Cabrera got mobbed by teammates and showered with bubble gum and a sports drink after circling the bases following his fifth career walk-off homer and first since hitting one off teammate Edubray Ramos on Sept. 22, 2016.“It feels awesome to help the team win,” Cabrera said. “This game is not easy.”Javier Baez hit his 29th homer for the NL Central-leading Cubs.Pat Neshek (2-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning.Baez hit a liner out to left off Nick Pivetta for his NL-leading 98th RBI to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the fifth.Philadelphia tied it at 1 on Cesar Hernandez’s RBI single off Jose Quintana in the sixth. The speedy Roman Quinn hit a double and scored on the hit to left.Phillies reliever Adam Morgan escaped a jam in the seventh when Baez hit a hard liner to right with two runners on, but Phillies newcomer Jose Bautista reached out to make the catch and doubled Tommy La Stella off second to end the inning.Seranthony Dominguez struck out Cubs pinch-hitter Victor Caratini to leave the bases loaded in the eighth.Pivetta pitched out of a bases-loaded Steve Carlton Jersey , one-out situation in the third by striking out Anthony Rizzo and retiring Ben Zobrist on a grounder to shortstop.STARTING TIMECubs: Quintana gave up one run and three hits, striking out seven in six innings. He has allowed just 13 hits over his last three starts after posting a 7.52 ERA over his previous four.Phillies: Pivetta allowed one run and five hits, striking out six in five innings.A FIRSTQuintana had his first two-hit game after entering with four hits in 91 career at-bats.MR. PINCHLa Stella led off the seventh with a single, setting the franchise record for pinch-hits in a season with 21.TURNAROUNDHector Neris, who began the season as Philadelphia’s closer and was demoted to Triple-A after pitching poorly, has 20 strikeouts and hasn’t allowed a run in nine innings since being recalled a few weeks ago.WELCOME HOMECubs lefty Cole Hamels received a standing ovation following a video tribute in the middle of the fourth inning. Hamels was the MVP of the 2008 World Series and NLCS with the Phillies. He was traded to Texas in 2015. Hamels would’ve pitched on Sunday but was pushed back because Joe Maddon is going with a six-man rotation.“I thought it was good to let him come back and enjoy his three days http://www.philliesfanproshop.com/authentic-aaron-nola-jersey ,” Maddon said. “Knowing him, he’s competitive and he probably wanted to pitch but I didn’t ask him.”TRAINER’S ROOMCUBS: Closer Brandon Morrow (right biceps inflammation) threw from 120 feet. … OF Jason Heyward wasn’t in the lineup after injuring his right hamstring Thursday night. … 3B Kris Bryant (shoulder) and LHP Brian Duensing (shoulder) are expected to rejoin the team after the rosters expand on Saturday.UP NEXTRHP Kyle Hendricks (10-10, 3.86 ERA) starts for the Cubs on Saturday night and RHP Zach Eflin (9-5, 3.99) goes for Philadelphia. Eflin and the Phillies beat Hendricks 6-1 on June 5 at Wrigley Field. The Kansas City Royals will try to wrap up a sweep of a second consecutive series Sunday when they go for a third straight victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Kauffman Stadium.Kansas City (44-91) swept a short two-game series with the Detroit Tigers after taking two of three from the Cleveland Indians before that. The Royals now have won four straight and already locked up a win in three straight series for the first time in 2018.Jorge Lopez (0-4, 4.86 ERA) starts for Kansas City against Baltimore’s David Hess (3-8, 5.08). Lopez was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers with outfielder Brett Phillips for Mike Moustakas on July 27.Article continues below ...Lopez will make his first career appearance against the Orioles.Hess ended a seven-game losing streak in his last game Juan Samuel Jersey , throwing six shutout innings against Toronto in a 7-0 victory. He has turned in three quality starts in his last three outings and has improved in a short time.This will be the first time Hess faces Kansas City in his brief major-league career.The Royals are coming off a 5-4 victory Saturday night. Whit Merrifield belted the winning two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning on an 0-2 pitch off Orioles closer Mychal Givens.Merrifield stretched his on-base streak to 21 games, which ties his career high. It’s the second-longest current streak in the major leagues behind Houston’s Alex Bregman (29).Kansas City also might give rookie Meibrys Viloria his first major league start at catcher. With starter Salvador Perez out (sprained thumb) and backup Cam Gallagher having played the last few games (since the trade of Drew Butera), Viloria could get the start after being called up all the way from Class A.“They say the bigger the game, the better he plays,” Royals manager Ned Yost told the media. “That’s always a good sign.”The Orioles also made a move Saturday. They called up infielder Breyvic Valera but are likely to bring up more players with the rosters being expanded. Baltimore acquired Valera from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Manny Machado trade in late July.Baltimore will have to bounce back from Saturday’s loss, in which it twice led before Kansas City kept battling back. The loss dropped Givens to 0-7 this season on a night where his command and control were once again an issue.He walked the first batter in the ninth with the Orioles leading 4-3 Larry Andersen Jersey , and that proved costly as it set the stage for Merrifield.Still, the Orioles have fared much better on offense in the last few weeks. They scored four runs and banged out 13 hits, but missed on several scoring chances. That’s all part of the growing process for a team with a number of young players trying to find their way.“We just couldn’t get it done at the end,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter told MASN in a postgame interview. “There’s good and bad and always something to build on.”
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