Albert Almora Jr. opened the 13th inning with a double and scored after a poor shot by shortstop Freddy Galvis, bringing the Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Kris Bryant had a four-hit afternoon, Miguel Montero shot a home run and produced two runs for Chicago, which stretched his winning streak to three. Matt Szczur and Addison Russell provided double tugs.
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Almora doubled against reliever Joely Rodriguez (1-1) and remained quiet at the base after a bruise from Javier Báez. Ben Zobrist received the intentional ticket and Szczur hit a hard drive to second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who pulled Galvis out in the middle. When trying to complete the double play that would have ended the inning, Galvis made a shot that stung in front of the initial and ended in foul territory.
Koji Uehara (1-2), the eighth pitcher of Chicago, was credited with winning three outs in a row.
For the Phillies, the Venezuelan César Hernández of 7-4, two annotated; Odúbel Herrera of 7-2; And Freddy Galvis 6-1. The Dominican Maikel Franco of 5-2, one annotated and two impelled.
For the Cubs, the Miguel Montero 3-1, one scored and two powered; And Willson Contreras 2-0. The Puerto Rican Javier Bárez of 5-0.