Chicago Cubs score a walk-off winner

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • The Chicago Cubs' Chris Denorfia is carried by teammates after hitting the game-winning sacrifice fly ball to score Matt Szcur during the 10th inning of a baseball game to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Chicago.

    The Chicago Cubs' Chris Denorfia is carried by teammates after hitting the game-winning sacrifice fly ball to score Matt Szcur during the 10th inning of a baseball game to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Chicago. Associated Press

  • Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Chicago.

    Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Chicago. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 6/23/2015 10:47 PM

Chris Denorfia's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded and one out ini the 10th inning scored Matt Szczur with the winning run Tuesday night as the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 at Wrigley Field. The victory moved the Cubs to 9 games above .500 (39-30) for the first time this season.

Mike Baxter led off the bottom of the 10th with a single to right field. Szczur followed with a hard-hit infield single off the glove of third baseman Alberto Callaspo. Pinch hitter Dexter Fowler walked to load the bases. Addison Russell grounded into a forceout, with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez bobbling the ball but recovering to force Baxter at the plate.

 

Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel was brilliant. He worked 7⅔ innings, giving up 2 hits while walking two and striking out six.

Manager Joe Maddon lifted Hammel when the Dodgers had a man on third and two outs in the eighth. Hector Rondon came in and retired Yasiel Puig on a flyout to left fielder Chris Coghlan, who came in and made a nice running catch while trying to avoid three teammates.

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