CHICAGO — Jason Heyward homered leading off the 11th inning to lift the surging Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night in Addison Russell’s return to the majors .Heyward lined a 1-2 pitch from Jose Quijada into the basket in left field, helping Chicago hang on after blowing a 2-1 lead in the ninth. Carl Edwards Jr. (1-1), recalled from the minors Monday, pitched a perfect 11th with two strikeouts to get the win.And to all a good night!#EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/mkb7JiPAsK— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 9, 2019The Cubs won their second straight game on a walk-off shot. Kris Bryant hit a three-run drive in the ninth Tuesday in a 5-2 win.Kyle Hendricks allowed an unearned run and five hits over eight innings. Javier Baez drove in a run, and Anthony Rizzo had two hits and sparkling fielding plays on two bunts as Chicago won for the ninth time in 10 games.Miguel Rojas tied it at 2 with when he drove in Neil Walker from third on a groundout against Steve Cishek. Walker singled off Kyle Ryan to lead off the inning.The Cubs recalled Russell from Triple-A Iowa after he completed a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy and spent extra time in the minors to get ready. Chicago started Russell at second base and in the eighth spot in the batting order. He went 0 for 3 with a walk.Russell was eligible to rejoin the team May 3, but the Cubs had planned to recall him next week. Chicago moved that up after infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist went on the restricted list Wednesday to take an indefinite leave for undisclosed personal matters. Infielder Daniel Descalso remains limited to pinch hitting because of a sore left ankle.Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks to the media in the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Chicago. Russell rejoins the team after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)Russell received a mix of polite applause and discernable boos from the Wrigley Field crowd when he walked to the plate in the third. The boos picked up after Russell struck out swinging.Hendricks struck out seven and walked none coming off a complete game shutout last Friday against St. Louis. The right-hander retired the last eight hitters he faced.Starlin Castro had three hits and had an RBI. Jose Ureña allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits through seven innings.The major league-worst Marlins have lost 9 of 11.The Marlins took a 1-0 lead in the first on an unearned run, although Hendricks was responsible for the putting the runner on base. Hendricks fielded leadoff man Curtis Granderson’s dribbler but threw high to first for an error. Granderson advanced to third on a single and groundout, then came home on Castro’s single.BANNED FANThe Cubs banned indefinitely a fan who used what appeared to be a racist hand gesture behind an African American television reporter who was on the air at Wrigley Field.The bearded fan flashed the offensive sign in back of former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville during Tuesday night’s game against Miami. The Cubs sent him a letter informing him of their decision after they were unable to reach him by phone. The fan could be prosecuted for criminal trespass if he tries to enter the ballpark.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: RHP Drew Steckenrider was placed on the 10-day IL with right elbow inflammation. He became sore after pitching one inning on Monday and will be examined in Miami on Thursday. … LHP Quijada was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.Cubs: Placed closer RHP Pedro Strop on the 10-day IL retroactive to May 7 with a left hamstring strain and activated LHP Mike Montgomery (lat strain) off of the 10-day IL. Strop walked three and allowed three runs in the ninth Monday, blowing a save in a 6-5 loss to Miami. Manager Joe Maddon said he’d user a closer-by-committee approach while Strop is out.UP NEXTMiami LHP Trevor Richards (0-4, 4.10) faces Chicago LHP Yu Darvish (2-3, 5.79) in the series finale on Thursday.By: Matt Carlson, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shares
A Place Called Home (APCH) celebrates its 10th Annual STARS & STRIKES Celebrity Bowling & Poker Tournament on March 10th, 2016 from 7pm-11pm at PINZ Bowling and Entertainment Center, located in Studio City.The event is a fun-filled, celebrity-spotting benefit that raises funds and awareness for APCH’s free programs in education, the arts, athletics and vocational preparation for youth in South Central Los Angeles. For more information click here.Over the past nine years, Stars & Strikes has raised more than $1,000,000 for APCH’s free programs. Previous years’ celebrity ambassadors and supporters have included: Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Brown, Pete Wentz, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Jonah Hill, Howie Mandel, Penny Marshall, Nick Cannon, Keke Palmer, Jason Derulo; and many more.This year’s Stars & Strikes event will be even more exciting than years past, with the return of the bowling tournament, a larger than life poker tournament, exciting prizes and some of today’s biggest celebrities from the entertainment and sports world. Special thanks to official media sponsor iHeartRadio/KIIS-FM, official food sponsor Whole Foods Market, and major sponsors CBS, Midnight Radio (a TV and film production company) and Signature Estate and Investment Advisors, LLC.Doors open at 7pm for the general public. Bowling tournament starts at 7:30pm, poker tournament starts at 8:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Register now as space is limited and the tournament is expected to sell out!For ticket/sponsorships, click here.