PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera provided the pop the Philadelphia Phillies expected when they acquired him last month.Cabrera’s solo home run with one out in the 10th lifted the Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night in a game played through steady rain.Cabrera connected off Steve Cishek (4-2) Scooter Gennett Jersey
, driving an opposite-field shot to left-center to help the Phillies pull within two games of Atlanta in the NL East. The Braves lost 3-2 to Pittsburgh.“That’s why we traded for him,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said of Cabrera, who came from the New York Mets on July 31. “Big moment. Absolutely demolished the ball.”Cabrera got mobbed by teammates and showered with bubble gum and a sports drink after circling the bases following his fifth career walk-off homer and first since hitting one off teammate Edubray Ramos on Sept. 22, 2016.“It feels awesome to help the team win,” Cabrera said. “This game is not easy.”Javier Baez hit his 29th homer for the NL Central-leading Cubs.Pat Neshek (2-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning.Baez hit a liner out to left off Nick Pivetta for his NL-leading 98th RBI to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead in the fifth.Philadelphia tied it at 1 on Cesar Hernandez’s RBI single off Jose Quintana in the sixth. The speedy Roman Quinn hit a double and scored on the hit to left.Phillies reliever Adam Morgan escaped a jam in the seventh when Baez hit a hard liner to right with two runners on, but Phillies newcomer Jose Bautista reached out to make the catch and doubled Tommy La Stella off second to end the inning.Seranthony Dominguez struck out Cubs pinch-hitter Victor Caratini to leave the bases loaded in the eighth.Pivetta pitched out of a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the third by striking out Anthony Rizzo and retiring Ben Zobrist on a grounder to shortstop.STARTING TIMECubs: Quintana gave up one run and three hits, striking out seven in six innings. He has allowed just 13 hits over his last three starts after posting a 7.52 ERA over his previous four.Phillies: Pivetta allowed one run and five hits George Foster Jersey
, striking out six in five innings.A FIRSTQuintana had his first two-hit game after entering with four hits in 91 career at-bats.MR. PINCHLa Stella led off the seventh with a single, setting the franchise record for pinch-hits in a season with 21.TURNAROUNDHector Neris, who began the season as Philadelphia’s closer and was demoted to Triple-A after pitching poorly, has 20 strikeouts and hasn’t allowed a run in nine innings since being recalled a few weeks ago.WELCOME HOMECubs lefty Cole Hamels received a standing ovation following a video tribute in the middle of the fourth inning. Hamels was the MVP of the 2008 World Series and NLCS with the Phillies. He was traded to Texas in 2015. Hamels would’ve pitched on Sunday but was pushed back because Joe Maddon is going with a six-man rotation.“I thought it was good to let him come back and enjoy his three days,” Maddon said. “Knowing him, he’s competitive and he probably wanted to pitch but I didn’t ask him.”TRAINER’S ROOMCUBS: Closer Brandon Morrow (right biceps inflammation) threw from 120 feet. … OF Jason Heyward wasn’t in the lineup after injuring his right hamstring Thursday night. … 3B Kris Bryant (shoulder) and LHP Brian Duensing (shoulder) are expected to rejoin the team after the rosters expand on Saturday.UP NEXTRHP Kyle Hendricks (10-10, 3.86 ERA) starts for the Cubs on Saturday night and RHP Zach Eflin (9-5, 3.99) goes for Philadelphia. Eflin and the Phillies beat Hendricks 6-1 on June 5 at Wrigley Field. SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have promoted yet another prospect from the minor leagues http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-tom-seaver-jersey
, and this time it’s the best one yet.The Padres selected the contract of 21-year-old Luis Urias, one of baseball’s top prospects who is expected to be their second baseman of the future.Urias was set to bat second against Felix Hernandez in his big league debut in the opener of a two-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.Urias’ promotion comes as the rebuilding Padres are on pace to lose 100 games for the first time since their infamous Fire Sale season of 1993.The Padres brought up Urias even though Triple-A El Paso has qualified for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.“We felt like he’d done enough in the month of August,” manager Andy Green said. “He played really, really well. He was kind of challenged at the beginning of the month to kind of step up his game because there was the belief he had more inside of him and he did a great job. He’s a guy we’ve been talking about all year that the time would come, and when would the time be, and we got to the point where felt the time was now. It gives him the opportunity to play over a month in the big leagues the rest of the year.”The arrival of Urias marks the beginning of another wave of talent coming from the prospect-rich farm system to the big league squad, which at 50-83 has the worst record in the NL.He hit .296 with a .398 on-base percentage with Triple-A El Paso. He hit eight homers and drove in 45 runs, with 67 walks and 109 strikeouts.Urias signed with the Padres as an international free agent in December 2013 when he was 16.His first call after the promotion was to his parents in Mexico.“I always thought it would be a great feeling. It was something that I cannot explain right now http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey
,” Urias said. “I was so happy, especially when I called my dad and my mom. That was a feeling that I will never forget.”The Padres have one of worst offenses in the majors. Green knows bringing in one guy won’t radically change the production.“He’s a guy we believe in,” Green said. “We love his on-base skills. It’s a good spot in the lineup. Just in general we’ve struggled to get on base, and he’s always done that very well. Whether he starts off doing that well in the big leagues or it takes a little while, we believe he’s going to do that very well for a long time.”“I’m the player that I can get on base,” Urias said. “I think that’s my type of play, to put the ball in play and score a couple of runs.”Green said Urias will also play some at shortstop.