D-backs lose heartbreaker to Cubs in 2nd-longest game in Chase Field history

The D-backs nearly pulled it off in the 15th
Posted at 7:19 PM, Apr 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-28 22:19:34-04

Ben Zobrist lined a two-run double in the 15th inning, and the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Sunday in the second-longest game in Chase Field history in terms of time.

After escaping a jam in the 14th inning, Tyler Chatwood (1-0) sparked the decisive sequence with a one-out double. Albert Almora Jr. followed with a single up the middle and both scored on Zobrist's double to the corner in right off Matt Andriese (3-2). Kris Bryant followed with a sacrifice fly to put Chicago up 6-3.

Kyle Ryan gave up Caleb Joseph's two-run single in the bottom half of the 15th. Then, Nick Ahmed came just short of a home run off Allen Webster, flying out at the warning track to end the game.

The game lasted 5 hours, 36 minutes -- 10 minutes short of the longest at Chase Field, a 5-hour, 46 minute contest between the D-backs and Dodgers last year. The D-backs won that game.

Bryant also hit a two-run homer off Luke Weaver and Wilson Contreras had a solo shot for the Cubs, unbeaten their last six series (5-0-1). Arizona rookie Jon Duplantier worked out of bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 12th inning and escaped another tight spot in the 13th when Contreras was thrown out at home on a delayed steal. Eduardo Escobar homered twice and had three RBIs for the Diamondbacks.

Weaver allowed three runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Chicago's Jose Quintana was sharp against the Diamondbacks-- everyone except Escobar. The left-hander allowed five hits and two were homers by Escobar: a towering solo shot in the fourth inning and a two-run shot in the sixth that tied it at 3. Quintana allowed five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He was 3-0 with a sparkling 0.86 ERA in his previous three starts.