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Cubs rally in ninth, beat Cardinals 7-6
Wednesday, July 21, 2021

(ST. LOUIS) – Ian Happ said he was being "selectively aggressive" with the game on the line. The Chicago outfielder triggered a six-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 in a matchup of NL Central rivals. LINKC. Chicago snapped a two-game losing streak by rallying against St. Louis closer Alex Reyes, who converted his first 22 saves opportunities this season. Javier Baez added a two-run hit in the middle of the rally. Chicago sent 10 batters to the plate in the ninth and capitalized on three walks, an error and a missed third strike. Baez trimmed the deficit to 6-5 with a two-run single off Reyes, Happ followed with a two-run double to put his team up 7-6. Chicago manager David Ross was pleased with the resiliency his team showed down the stretch. Nolan Arenado, Jose Rondon and Tommy Edman homered for St. Louis, which had won three in a row. Craig Kimbrel picked up his 22nd save in 24 opportunities. He set the side down in order in the ninth and fanned Paul Goldschmidt to end the game. Dillon Maples (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless inning.

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