Javier Baez, Jason Heyward smack 3-run HRs in 6th to vault Cubs to 7-6 win over Dodgers

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Cubs starter Cole Hamels, who hadn't walked a batter in his previous 21 innings, issued six walks in 5 1/3 innings. This marked the fourth time in his career that Hamels allowed six walks in a game.

Hamels allowed two walks in the fourth to set up the Dodgers' first run. Chris Taylor hit a grounder to first, where Rizzo took a few steps back before fielding and waiting for Hamels to cover first. Taylor beat the throw.

Hamels paused momentarily, which allowed Corey Seager to score all the way from second base and Bellinger to move from first to third. Rizzo's throw to home plate allowed Taylor to move to an unoccupied second base.

In the sixth, A.J. Pollock hit a single to center that preceded a wind-aided home run to left by Bellinger, his 12th of the season.

This marked the first time in four starts that Hamels failed to pitch at least six innings.


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