Chicago Cubs

With two weeks left in the shortened season, the postseason starts now for the Cubs

“I think it all started when [Jason Heyward] hit that big home run off [the Brewers’ Josh] Hader [on Saturday],” right-hander Alec Mills said before Tuesday’s game against the Indians.

The atmosphere continued at Wrigley Field in another closely contested game as the Cubs surrendered a two-run lead in the ninth inning and still found a way to defeat the Indians 6-5.

The offense picked up closer Jeremy Jeffress (4-1) after he allowed Francisco Lindor’s tying two-run homer in the ninth.

After the Cubs loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, Indians reliver Nick Wittgren hit pinch-hitter Cameron Maybin with a pitch, bringing home the winning run.

Darvish had more traffic than usual but worked around the additional baserunners and was able to avoid the big inning.

While Javy Baez’s solo homer in the second was a big moment, it was the Cubs’ baserunning that paid the most dividends Tuesday, particularly from Bryant.

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