Bote lifts Cubs past Diamondbacks 2-1

David Bote had to go. So he took matters into his own hands.

Posted: Apr 21, 2019 7:00 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote had to go. So he took matters into his own hands.

Bote hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs used a terrific performance by Tyler Chatwood to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday.

Moments after his fourth career game-ending RBI, Bote rushed off to be with his wife, Rachel, for the birth of their third child in Colorado. Talk about timely hitting.

“Line drive to right field. Beautiful thing,” manager Joe Maddon said.

Led by Chatwood’s six sparkling innings, Chicago carried a 1-0 lead into the ninth. But Jarrod Dyson hit a tying drive to right off Pedro Strop (1-1) with one out.

The Cubs then got right to work against Archie Bradley (1-2) in the bottom half. Javier Báez led off with a double up the first base line and went to third when Adam Jones bobbled the ball in right.

After Willson Contreras was hit by a pitch, Bote hit a liner right through the drawn-in Arizona infield for Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Bote hit two game-ending homers during his rookie season, including a memorable grand slam against Washington, and closed out another win with a bases-loaded walk.

“He’s had a lot of situations come up like that and he’s come through and it’s fun to watch,” teammate Anthony Rizzo said.

The Diamondbacks managed just two singles before Dyson’s third homer . Dyson was the only Arizona runner to reach second safely all day long.

“You’ve got two good pitchers doing what they’re supposed to do, it’s going to be a low-scoring game,” Dyson said. “I think Robbie Ray did a great job of keeping us in the ballgame.”

Chatwood allowed two hits in his first outing in 11 days. The right-hander was slated to pitch last Sunday after Jon Lester was sidelined by a left hamstring strain, but the Cubs skipped their open spot in the rotation after their series finale against the Angels was snowed out.

Chatwood was hampered by control issues last season in his first year with Chicago, but he had no problems against the Diamondbacks. He threw 44 of his 71 pitches for strikes, and each of his two walks was erased by double plays.

“I feel like I’m back. My stuff’s back and I’m commanding the ball like I know I can,” Chatwood said.

Ray was almost as good as Chatwood, allowing four hits in six innings in perhaps his best start so far this year. But he got into a little trouble in the sixth.

The left-hander hit Rizzo with two out, and Báez followed with a drive into the gap in right-center for an RBI triple . Ray then struck out Contreras looking, ending the inning.

“I felt really good. I felt like I was keeping them off balance,” Ray said. “My off-speed was good. I was mixing a fastball in and out. It took some good at-bats, some foul balls that probably elevated my pitch count a little bit, but I think for the most part I kept them from the hard hits.”

JUST IN CASE

The Cubs recalled right-hander Alec Mills from Triple-A Iowa to provide some length in case Chatwood faltered, but Mills wasn’t needed. Left-hander Randy Rosario was sent down to make room on the roster.

MINOR MOVES

The Diamondbacks recalled right-hander Jimmie Sherfy from the Triple-A Reno. Sherfy had no record and a 1.65 ERA in 15 appearances with Arizona last year.

Sherfy replaced Taylor Clarke, who was sent down after an impressive performance in Saturday’s 6-0 victory. Clarke worked three innings and singled in the eighth to become the first pitcher with a save and a hit in his major league debut since saves became an official stat in 1969, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: 1B Christian Walker got the day off after he suffered a hip pointer during Saturday’s win. He could return to the starting lineup Monday night in Pittsburgh.

Cubs: The next step for Lester is a bullpen session on Monday or Tuesday. If all goes well, he could come off the injured list to start Thursday against the Dodgers. ... LHP Mike Montgomery (mild left lat strain) is scheduled to make his second rehab start Monday with Double-A Tennessee. He pitched two scoreless innings for Single-A South Bend on Wednesday. “I felt really good after my last outing,” Montgomery said. “Kind of even better the last couple days.” It has been a whirlwind stretch for Montgomery, who celebrated the birth of his son, Max, with wife, Stephanie, on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Zack Godley (1-1, 6.26 ERA) pitches Monday night in the opener of a four-game set at Pittsburgh. Joe Musgrove (1-1, 0.81 ERA) gets the ball for the Pirates.

Cubs: Following an off day, José Quintana (2-1, 3.43 ERA) starts Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Kenta Maeda (3-1, 3.80 ERA) pitches for Los Angeles.

West Lafayette
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 69°
Kokomo
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 69°
Rensselaer
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 70°
Fowler
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 70°
Williamsport
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 72°
Crawfordsville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 69°
Frankfort
Scattered Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Delphi
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 71°
Monticello
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 71°
Logansport
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 72°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 50300

Reported Deaths: 2748
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11920692
Lake5432248
Elkhart347058
Allen2902133
St. Joseph205169
Hamilton1665101
Cass16449
Hendricks1446100
Johnson1325118
Porter80238
Tippecanoe7599
Clark68144
Vanderburgh6816
Madison67264
LaPorte60527
Howard59458
Bartholomew59345
Kosciusko5704
Marshall5308
Noble50128
LaGrange4829
Jackson4783
Boone47444
Delaware46952
Hancock46036
Shelby43525
Floyd40444
Morgan33631
Monroe32928
Grant30926
Dubois2976
Henry29717
Montgomery29720
Clinton2893
White26810
Decatur25532
Dearborn25423
Lawrence25225
Vigo2478
Warrick24329
Harrison21722
Greene19332
Miami1922
Jennings17912
Putnam1728
DeKalb1674
Scott1639
Wayne1536
Daviess15017
Perry1459
Orange13723
Steuben1362
Jasper1332
Franklin1278
Ripley1277
Wabash1152
Carroll1132
Gibson1132
Fayette1057
Whitley1045
Newton10010
Starke983
Huntington932
Randolph794
Wells791
Jefferson782
Fulton731
Jay680
Washington681
Knox670
Clay665
Pulaski661
Rush613
Posey550
Owen521
Benton510
Spencer501
Adams491
Sullivan471
Brown431
Blackford402
Fountain352
Crawford330
Tipton321
Switzerland300
Martin240
Parke230
Ohio220
Vermillion200
Warren151
Union130
Pike110
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events