Chicago Cubs walk-off on Avila's two-run single to secure sweep


Chicago Cubs walk-off on Avila's two-run single to secure sweep

Hendricks lost his only previous start against the Blue Jays, allowing four runs over 5 2/3 innings in 2014. Estrada is 6-1 with a 3.62 ERA in 17 games (nine starts) against the Cubs, and he will make his first start at Wrigley Field since 2014. After Jason Heyward was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Alex Avila followed with a two RBI single, giving Chicago the 6-5 victory and a sweep of Toronto.

Toronto scored three runs in the eighth off Pedro Strop to trim the Cubs' lead to one, but Baez's two-run homer in the bottom of the inning provided insurance. Javier Baez then struck out swinging-but again the pitch got away, and a Lopez brain cramp allowed Baez to reach. With no outs and runners on first and second, Hendricks popped up a bunt that landed in front of a charging Marco Estrada, and the pitcher made an errant throw to first. Baez was right on his tail for the winning run. Ian Happ went deep for the third time in three games for the Cubs, who have belted 15 homers in their last seven contests and lead St. Louis by two games in the National League Central.

Ryan Goins had a two-run single and Kevin Pillar added an RBI double to highlight a three-run eighth for the Blue Jays.

The first two batters got on and then Chicago pulled to within a run.

Blue Jays: Closer Roberto Osuna was sent back to the team hotel because of an illness.

But, on Sunday, Montero came to bat in the top of the sixth and launched a Kyle Hendricks pitch over the left centerfield fence to tie the game at three.

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For his major league career as a whole, he has amassed a 4.02 ERA over the course of 242 regular-season appearances, 153 starts and 1,037.2 innings of work in all.

Avila hit a rocket single into right field, allowing Zobrist to score. He went 0 for 2 with a walk in the game.