Cubs Rally With Six Runs In Ninth To Beat Cardinals

Ian Happ triggered a six-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6.

Chicago rallied against St. Louis closer Alex Reyes, who had converted his first 22 saves opportunities this season.

Chicago sent 10 batters to the plate in the ninth and capitalized on three walks and an error. Javier Baez trimmed the deficit to 6-5 with a two-run single off Reyes, Happ followed with a two-run double to put his team up 7-6. Craig Kimbrel pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the save, his 22nd.

Chicago outfielder Kris Bryant was removed in the fifth inning with a right hamstring issue. He made a diving catch of a liner by Paul DeJong in the third.

The injury is not believed to be serious.

RHP Miles Mikolas threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday and will likely go out on a rehab assignment this weekend. Mikolas has been out since May 23 with right forearm tightness.


Chicago RHP Kyle Hendricks (12-4, 3.65 ERA) will face RHP Adam Wainwright (7-6, 3.71) in the third game of the four-game set on Wednesday, 6:20 with the pregame and the first pitch at 7:15 on KIRX.


First place Milwaukee leads second place Cincinnati by 6 1/2, the Cubs and Cardinals are tied for third place, 8 1/2 games out.