Cubs Rally Late to Tie Giants at Indian School Park

Yohendrick Pinango drilled an RBI single, Luis Vazquez ripped an RBI triple, and Cam Balego lofted a sacrifice fly to highlight a three-run 8th. as the Cubs rallied to tie the Giants 4-4 in AZ Instructional League game action Friday afternoon on Field #2 (AKA "Jim Davenport Field") at Indian School Park in Scottsdale, AZ. 

Ghordy Santos laced an RBI double in the bottom of the 5th and hammered a line-drive two-run HR over the CF Batter's Eye in the bottom of the 7th for the Giants. 
The game was called after 7-1/2 innings of play.  

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only): 

1a. Yonathan Perlaza, LF: 0-3 (L-9, K, K)
1b. Yohendrick Pinango, LF: 1-1 (1B, R, RBI)
2a. Kevin Made, SS: 2-3 (F-7, 1B, 1B, R, SB)
2b. Luis Vazquez, SS: 1-1 (3B, R, RBI)
3a. Bryce Windham, C: 1-3 (F-7, 4-3, 1B)
3b. Cam Balego, C: 0-0 (F-9 SF, RBI)
4a. Rafael Morel, DH: 0-3 (K, 1-3, 5-4 FC, SB)
4b. Fabian Pertuz, PH: 0-1 (6-3)
5. Andy Weber, 2B: 1-4 (2B, K, F-9, E-4)
6. Chase Strumpf, 3B: 0-2 (BB, 5-3, L-6, BB, SB)
7a. Nelson Velazquez, CF: 0-3 (K, F-8, K)
7b. Jordan Nwogu, CF: 1-1 (1B) 
8. Matt Mervis, 1B: 0-4 (K, F-8, L-9, 4-3)
9. Edmond Americaan, RF: 0-2 (4-3, 5-3, BB, R, SB)

1. Manuel Rodriguez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 2/0 GO/AO, 27 pitches (18 strikes) 
2. Jose Miguel Gonzalez: 1.1 IP: 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 1/2 GO/AO, 27 pitches (12 strikes) 
3. Manuel Espinoza: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP, 6/1 GO/AO, 42 pitches (25 strikes) 
4. Gabriel Jaramillo: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1 HR, 21 pitches (7 strikes) 
5. Jerrick Suiter: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 11 pitches (6 strikes) 

1B Matt Mervis: E-3 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely) 

Cam Balego: 0-1 CS, 1 PB 


WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's  


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