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2023 Season
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2023-08-13 Chicago Cubs 4 @ Toronto Blue Jays 11Final
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DATE HOME AWAY RESULT Game # Record
2023-08-12 Toronto Blue Jays – 4 Chicago Cubs – 5 FINAL 119 65-54
Day Game | Streak: 3 | W: Merryweather, L: Hicks, SV: Alzolay
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DISLIKELIKE
This game was played on 2023-08-12 | Time: 2:46 | Attendance: 42,585

at Rogers Centre — Toronto, ON

Additional Data:
Innings: 9
Event: 2023 Season | Round: Regular Season | Weather:

		1	2	3	4	5	6	7	8	9	R	H	E
Cubs, 61-56	0	0	0	4	0	0	0	0	1	5	7	0
Blue Jays, 65-54	0	0	1	0	2	1	0	0	0	4	8	0

    Rogers Centre - Toronto, ON

Cubs

HITTERS	AB	R	H	RBI	HR	BB	SO	LOB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS	FPTS
M. Tauchman CF	4	0	0	0	0	0	2	1	.278	.374	.430	.805	-1.0
N. Hoerner 2B	4	1	2	0	0	0	1	0	.278	.335	.403	.737	3.5
I. Happ LF	3	1	0	0	0	1	0	1	.242	.367	.403	.770	2.0
C. Bellinger 1B	4	2	2	1	0	0	0	1	.331	.380	.561	.942	6.0
D. Swanson SS	4	1	1	3	1	0	1	1	.254	.335	.445	.780	7.5
C. Morel DH	4	0	1	1	0	0	2	0	.264	.333	.520	.854	2.0
J. Candelario 3B	3	0	0	0	0	1	2	1	.273	.358	.500	.858	0.0
S. Suzuki RF	4	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	.255	.332	.407	.739	1.0
Y. Gomes C	2	0	0	0	0	1	1	2	.270	.309	.434	.744	0.5
Total	32	5	7	5	1	3	9	8	-	-	-	-	-

Blue Jays

HITTERS	AB	R	H	RBI	HR	BB	SO	LOB	AVG	OBP	SLG	OPS	FPTS
W. Merrifield LF	5	1	1	2	1	0	1	1	.297	.343	.426	.769	6.5
G. Springer DH	3	0	1	0	0	1	0	1	.259	.327	.397	.724	2.0
V. Guerrero 1B	4	0	1	1	0	0	2	2	.265	.339	.439	.778	0.0
M. Chapman 3B	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.255	.346	.449	.796	0.0
D. Schneider 2B	3	1	1	0	0	1	2	0	.400	.516	.680	1.196	3.0
A. Kirk C	4	0	0	0	0	0	2	2	.253	.339	.347	.686	-1.0
C. Biggio RF	3	0	1	0	0	1	2	1	.216	.299	.386	.686	1.0
S. Espinal SS	3	1	2	1	0	0	0	1	.230	.307	.317	.624	5.0
a- B. Belt PH	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	.253	.364	.454	.818	-0.5
D. Varsho CF	4	1	1	0	0	0	1	3	.214	.274	.360	.634	2.5
Total	34	4	8	4	1	3	11	13	-	-	-	-	-

    a-struck out for Espinal in the 9th

BATTING

    2B - N. Hoerner (22), C. Bellinger (19), C. Morel (13)
    HR - D. Swanson (18)
    RBI - C. Bellinger (59), D. Swanson 3 (58), C. Morel (56)
    Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Suzuki

BATTING

    2B - D. Schneider, S. Espinal (8), D. Varsho (17)
    HR - W. Merrifield (11)
    RBI - W. Merrifield 2 (55), V. Guerrero (70), S. Espinal (17)
    2-Out RBI - V. Guerrero, S. Espinal
    Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Varsho 2 (2)

BASERUNNING

    CS - V. Guerrero (3)

FIELDING

    DP - 2 (Chapman-Espinal-Guerrero; Chapman-Schneider-Guerrero)

PITCHERS	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA	WHIP	FPTS
J. Steele	5.0	6	3	3	0	7	1	2.79	1.17	9.5
M. Fulmer (H, 10)	0.2	1	1	1	0	1	0	4.13	1.28	0.5
M. Leiter (BS, 2)	0.1	1	0	0	1	0	0	2.86	0.95	-1.0
J. Cuas	1.0	0	0	0	1	0	0	4.14	1.60	2.0
J. Merryweather (W, 4-0)	1.0	0	0	0	1	2	0	3.44	1.39	10.0
A. Alzolay (S, 16)	1.0	0	0	0	0	1	0	2.39	0.93	10.5
Total	9.0	8	4	4	3	11	1	-	-	-

PITCHERS	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA	WHIP	FPTS
C. Bassitt	6.0	4	4	4	2	6	1	3.95	1.24	11.0
Y. Garcia	1.0	1	0	0	1	1	0	4.20	1.32	1.5
E. Swanson	1.0	0	0	0	0	1	0	3.38	1.13	3.5
J. Hicks (L, 1-7)	1.0	2	1	1	0	1	0	3.91	1.50	-4.5
Total	9.0	7	5	5	3	9	1	-	-	-

PITCHING

    Pitches-Strikes - J. Steele 84-54, M. Fulmer 15-9, M. Leiter 15-8, J. Cuas 13-6, J. Merryweather 19-11, A. Alzolay 15-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Steele 3-5, M. Leiter 0-2, J. Cuas 1-0, J. Merryweather 0-1, A. Alzolay 1-0
    Batters Faced - J. Steele 21, M. Fulmer 3, M. Leiter 3, J. Cuas 3, J. Merryweather 4, A. Alzolay 3

PITCHING

    Pitches-Strikes - C. Bassitt 99-70, Y. Garcia 22-12, E. Swanson 10-7, J. Hicks 18-12
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bassitt 4-4, Y. Garcia 2-0, E. Swanson 0-2, J. Hicks 1-1
    Batters Faced - C. Bassitt 23, Y. Garcia 4, E. Swanson 3, J. Hicks 5

    1ST INNING
    Cubs
        C. Bassitt Pitching:
        M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
        N. Hoerner: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoerner singled to left
        I. Happ: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Happ flied out to deep center
        C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bellinger flied out to shallow left
        Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        J. Steele Pitching:
        W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
        G. Springer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Springer singled to right
        V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
        M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman flied out to deep center
        End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    2ND INNING
    Cubs
        C. Bassitt Pitching:
        D. Swanson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        C. Morel: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Morel struck out swinging
        J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Candelario struck out looking
        Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        J. Steele Pitching:
        D. Schneider: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schneider struck out swinging
        A. Kirk: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kirk flied out to right
        C. Biggio: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Biggio singled to right center
        S. Espinal: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Espinal grounded out to shortstop
        End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    3RD INNING
    Cubs
        C. Bassitt Pitching:
        S. Suzuki: Ball, Strike looking, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
        Y. Gomes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gomes walked
        M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tauchman grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Gomes out at second
        Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        J. Steele Pitching:
        D. Varsho: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Varsho doubled to deep right
        W. Merrifield: Merrifield flied out to center
        G. Springer: Ball, Springer popped out to first
        V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Guerrero singled to center, Varsho scored
        M. Chapman: Ball, Chapman lined out to third
        End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    4TH INNING
    Cubs
        C. Bassitt Pitching:
        N. Hoerner: Ball, Hoerner doubled to deep right center
        I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Happ walked
        C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bellinger singled to deep right, Hoerner scored, Happ to third
        D. Swanson: Foul, Swanson homered to left, Bellinger and Happ scored
        C. Morel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Morel lined out to left
        J. Candelario: Strike looking, Ball, Candelario lined out to center
        S. Suzuki: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
        Middle of the 4th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        J. Steele Pitching:
        D. Schneider: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schneider struck out swinging
        A. Kirk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Kirk grounded out to first
        C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    5TH INNING
    Cubs
        C. Bassitt Pitching:
        Y. Gomes: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gomes struck out looking
        M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Tauchman fouled out to third
        N. Hoerner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Hoerner struck out on foul tip
        Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        J. Steele Pitching:
        S. Espinal: Espinal singled to left center
        D. Varsho: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Varsho struck out swinging
        W. Merrifield: Strike swinging, Merrifield homered to center, Espinal scored
        G. Springer: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Springer grounded out to second
        V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
        End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    6TH INNING
    Cubs
        C. Bassitt Pitching:
        I. Happ: Happ grounded out to second
        C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Bellinger lined out to center
        D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Swanson flied out to deep center
        Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        Michael Fulmer relieved Justin Steele
        M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Chapman popped out to shortstop
        D. Schneider: Strike looking, Strike looking, Schneider doubled to right
        A. Kirk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kirk struck out swinging
        Mark Leiter relieved Michael Fulmer
        C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Biggio walked
        S. Espinal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Espinal doubled to deep center, Schneider scored, Biggio to third
        D. Varsho: Strike looking, Varsho flied out to deep right
        End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    7TH INNING
    Cubs
        Yimi Garcia relieved Chris Bassitt
        C. Morel: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Morel struck out swinging
        J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Candelario walked
        S. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Suzuki reached on an infield single to pitcher, Candelario to second
        Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Gomes grounded into double play third to second to first, Suzuki out at second
        Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        Jose Cuas relieved Mark Leiter
        W. Merrifield: Ball, Merrifield fouled out to third
        G. Springer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Springer walked
        V. Guerrero: Guerrero reached on fielder's choice to second, Springer out at second
        M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Guerrero caught stealing second, catcher to second
        End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    8TH INNING
    Cubs
        Erik Swanson relieved Yimi Garcia
        M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
        N. Hoerner: Hoerner flied out to deep left
        I. Happ: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Happ flied out to left
        Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        Julian Merryweather relieved Jose Cuas
        M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chapman flied out to deep right
        D. Schneider: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Schneider walked
        A. Kirk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Kirk struck out swinging
        C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    9TH INNING
    Cubs
        Jordan Hicks relieved Erik Swanson
        C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Bellinger doubled to deep right
        D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Swanson grounded out to second
        C. Morel: Strike swinging, Ball, Morel doubled to deep left, Bellinger scored
        J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        S. Suzuki: Strike looking, Suzuki flied out to deep right
        Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    Blue Jays
        Adbert Alzolay relieved Julian Merryweather
        Brandon Belt hit for Santiago Espinal
        B. Belt: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
        D. Varsho: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Varsho grounded out to first
        W. Merrifield: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Merrifield lined out to center
        End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)