Wells Returns to Form as Cubs Win Rubber Match in Walk-Off Fashion Reviewed by Momizat on . Cubs 3, Athletics 2 Chicago -- It appeared as though Randy Wells with the help of pitching coach Larry Rothschild have corrected the issues that have plagued th Cubs 3, Athletics 2 Chicago -- It appeared as though Randy Wells with the help of pitching coach Larry Rothschild have corrected the issues that have plagued th Rating:
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Wells Returns to Form as Cubs Win Rubber Match in Walk-Off Fashion

Wells Returns to Form as Cubs Win Rubber Match in Walk-Off Fashion

Cubs 3, Athletics 2

Chicago — It appeared as though Randy Wells with the help of pitching coach Larry Rothschild have corrected the issues that have plagued the right-hander of late as Wells earned his first quality start in almost a month by tossing seven innings of two run baseball to help the Cubs win the series at Wrigley over Oakland.

Mark Ellis hit a leadoff homer in the 7th to give Oakland the lead 2-1, but Wells was saved a loss by Xavier Nady’s sac fly in the 8th off A’s closer Andrew Bailey knocking in Kosuke Fukodome, who drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

Fukodome entered as a pinch-hitter in the 8th and went 2-2. Geovany Soto also had two hits and scored the game-winning run on Fukodome’s hit past a diving Ellis with the A’s infield drawn in.

Dallas Braden threw six innings of one run ball and Rajai Davis and Ellis finished with two hits in a losing effort.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
OAK 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 8 0
CHC « 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 2
Oakland
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
R. Davis cf 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 .271
C. Jackson lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .375
D. Barton 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .283
K. Suzuki c 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .266
K. Kouzmanoff 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .290
J. Cust rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 .289
B. Ziegler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Breslow p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Wuertz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Bailey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Sweeney ph-rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305
M. Ellis 2b 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .287
C. Pennington ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .220
D. Braden p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
G. Gross ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .267
J. Blevins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 2 8 2 1 2 6 2 12
Batting
2B – R Davis (11, R Wells); C Jackson (1, R Wells).
HR – M Ellis (2, 7th inning off R Wells 0 on, 0 Out).
S – D Braden.
RBI – R Davis (19), M Ellis (15).
2-out RBI – R Davis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – R Davis 1, C Jackson 2, D Barton 1, K Suzuki 1, J Cust 1.
Team LOB – 8.
Base Running
SB – R Davis (25, 3rd base off R Wells/G Soto), K Kouzmanoff (1, 2nd base off R Wells/G Soto).
Fielding
DP – 1 (D Barton-C Pennington).
Chi Cubs
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
R. Theriot 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 .279
J. Baker 3b 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .250
K. Fukudome ph-rf 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289
M. Byrd cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .328
D. Lee 1b 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .228
X. Nady rf 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .265
M. Fontenot 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293
A. Soriano lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 .272
G. Soto c 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 .276
S. Castro ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .271
R. Wells p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
T. Colvin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .308
A. Cashner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
C. Marmol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
K. Hill ph 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .236
Totals 30 3 9 3 1 5 7 0 13
Batting
2B – S Castro (3, D Braden).
HR – J Baker (3, 1st inning off D Braden 0 on, 1 Out).
S – S Castro, R Wells.
SF – X Nady.
RBI – J Baker (11), K Fukudome (24), X Nady (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Baker 1, A Soriano 1, G Soto 2.
GIDP – S Castro.
Team LOB – 10.
Fielding
E – G Soto (3, field, throw).
Oakland
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
D. Braden 6.0 5 1 1 1 4 1 1.15 3.78
B. Ziegler (H, 12) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.26 2.76
C. Breslow (H, 5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.10 3.10
M. Wuertz (H, 3) 0.1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.76 6.35
A. Bailey (BS, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.94 1.69
J. Blevins (L, 2-1) 0.1 1 1 1 3 0 0 1.73 4.44
Chi Cubs
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
R. Wells 7.0 7 2 2 1 6 1 1.46 4.92
A. Cashner 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.82 0.00
C. Marmol (W, 2-1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.08 1.76
WP – R Wells, A Cashner.
IBB – K Hill (by J Blevins).
Pitches-strikes – B Ziegler 17-11; C Breslow 5-4; M Wuertz 11-6; A Bailey 10-7; D Braden 83-58; J Blevins 19-6; R Wells 130-77; A Cashner 15-9; C Marmol 8-3.
Ground balls-fly balls – B Ziegler 0-1; C Breslow 0-0; M Wuertz 3-0; A Bailey 0-1; D Braden 7-8; J Blevins 1-0; R Wells 6-12; A Cashner 2-2; C Marmol 1-1.
Batters faced – B Ziegler 3; C Breslow 1; M Wuertz 4; A Bailey 2; D Braden 23; J Blevins 5; R Wells 29; A Cashner 5; C Marmol 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Brian Knight. 1B–Gerry Davis. 2B–Sam Holbrook. 3B–Greg Gibson.

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