There was some even-year magic Tuesday night at AT&T Park, but not for the San Francisco Giants.
The Chicago Cubs, just three outs from being forced back home for a decisive Game 5 in their National League Division Series against the Giants, mounted an incredible four-run rally in the top of the ninth of Game 4 to win the series with a 6-5 victory. That means Chicago is heading to the NL Championship Series, where it will face the winner of Thursday’s Game 5 between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers.
The top of the ninth was a wild roller coaster. Kris Bryant led off the inning with a single, and he later scored on a Ben Zobrist RBI double. Willson Contreras singled in Anthony Rizzo and Zobrist to tie the game, and Javier Biaz put the icing on the cake with the go-ahead single.
Take that, billy goat!
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