Cubs Walk off Over Indians on Consecutive HBPs

CHICAGO(AP) – Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians 6-5.

After Cleveland tied the game at 5 with two runs in the top of the ninth, left-hander Oliver Pérez allowed a one-out walk to Kris Bryant in the bottom of the inning.

Anthony Rizzo followed with a single that advanced Bryant to third.

Wittgren drilled Contreras with a 1-1 fastball, then hit Maybin with a bases-loaded changeup.

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