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Rizzo lifts Cubs past Rays in 12 innings

Chicago,  IL (SportsNetwork.com)  - Anthony Rizzo hit a walk-off RBI single in 
the  bottom of the  12th inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the 
Tampa Bay Rays to salvage a three-game set. 

Ryan  Sweeney  led off  the 12th with  a single against  Cesar Ramos (2-4) and 
moved to second on Chris Coghlan's sacrifice bunt. Javier Baez then reached on 
a  strikeout wild  pitch to  put runners  on the  corners. Another  wild pitch 
allowed  Baez to  advance to second and Rizzo followed by launching his single 
into the gap in right-center. 

"That  was big,  he stayed on it," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said of Rizzo's 
at-bat. "Fortunately for us, we outlasted them today." 

Carlos Villanueva (5-6) tossed a scoreless top of the 12th to earn the win. 

Baez  and Rizzo each went 2-for-6 with Baez also driving in a run for Chicago, 
which played its sixth extra-inning game in its last 12 contests. 

Desmond  Jennings had an RBI double among his two hits for the Rays, who had a 
three-game winning streak snapped. 

Both teams plated a run apiece in the fifth and seventh innings. 

Curt Casali hit a leadoff double in the top of the fifth and later scored when 
a charging Baez committed a throwing error on Jennings' infield single. Baez's 
RBI single in the home half tied the score. 

Jennings cracked a one-out RBI double in the top of the seventh. Sweeney hit a 
one-out  double in the  bottom of the frame and Coghlan followed with a triple 
to plate him and make it 2-2. 

                                   Game Notes 

Chicago  starter  Travis Wood allowed  an unearned run  on four hits and three 
walks  over six  innings, while Alex Cobb  surrendered a run on six hits while 
fanning  six  over six  frames for  Tampa Bay  ... The Cubs were 3-for-9 with 
runners in scoring position, while Tampa Bay finished 2-for-9. 

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