Luis Castillo goes without a decision, Cubs leave Seattle on the field

Nico Hoerner’s single off Matt Brash with one out in the bottom of the tenth inning scored pinch runner Nick Madrigal and gave the Chicago Cubs a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

Madrigal was inserted as a pinch runner and stole third from Brash (0-1), setting up Hoerner’s game-winning hit. Keegan Thompson (1-0) pulled out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the 10th.

The Cubs were two outs from a win in regulation until Jarred Kelenic homered off closer Michael Fulmer that hit the right-field message board. The home run came one inning after Seattle’s Cooper Hummel was ejected trying to advance from second to third on a groundout to short.

Cubs left-hander Drew Smyly pitched two-hitter in five innings after giving up seven runs in 4 2-3 innings in his season debut on April 3 at Cincinnati. Smyly relied on a knuckleball curveball and had seven strikeouts. He retired the first 10 batters and was supported by exceptional defensive plays at third from third baseman Patrick Wisdom and second baseman Nico Hoerner.

Seattle (4-7) scored its only run off Smyly in the fourth. Ty France doubled Miles Mastrobuoni into a dive in right field and AJ Pollock hit a sacrifice fly.

Smyly retired the last five batters he faced and struck out the side in the fifth, all with knuckle curves.

The Cubs (5-4) worked their way up against Luis Castillo in clever fashion. After Ian Happ stole second base, Cody Bellinger fouled out four straight pitches before capping a seven-pitch at-bat with a double down the right-field line, scoring Happ and snapping Castillo’s scoreless streak. in 14 2/3 innings.

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Eric Hosmer singled to left field that scored Bellinger with the go-ahead run. Hosmer is 12-for-18 career against Castillo.

Mariners right fielder Teoscar Hernandez jumped against the right-field wall and robbed Dansby Swanson of an extra-base hit to end the third.

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