Wisdom, Cubs beat Rays at Wrigley

CHICAGO — Rookie Seiya Suzuki posted his ninth game with at least one hit, tying Akinori Iwamura for the longest streak by a Japanese player to start in his major league career, and the Chicago Cubs beat them 4-2 on Tuesday. to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Suzuki singled to left field to lead off the fourth inning to match Iwamura’s mark with the Rays in 2007. He also tied Andy Pafko’s 1943 franchise record for most games in a row with at least one hit to start his career. race.

The Japanese was put out by the Cuban Randy Arozarena while trying to extend his hit to double, in a play that was ratified after reviewing the replay.

Suzuki is batting .429 after going 2-for-3 on Tuesday.

There was some intermittent snowfall before the game, and the temperature before the match was 4 Celsius (40 Fahrenheit) with wind gusts of 25 km/h (16 mph) causing a wind chill of 1 Celsius (34 Fahrenheit).

Ian Happ’s eighth-inning RBI single off Jeffrey Springs broke a 2-2 tie and put Suzuki on the register. The Japanese had reached base after being hit by a pitch from Jason Adam (0-1) to start the inning.

Frank Schwindel homered in the eighth off Javy Guerra, who made his Tampa Bay debut a day after being acquired from San Diego for cash.

Keegan Thompson (2-0) retired Arozarena with a double play grounder that ended the fifth inning and struck out five batters in 3 2/3 innings, giving up one hit.

For the Cubs, the Venezuelan Willson Contreras 4-0. Dominican Jonathan Villar 1-0. Brazilian Yan Gomes 2-0.

For the Rays, Cubans Yandy Díaz 4-2; Randy Arozarena 4-0. The Dominican Manuel Margot 1-0.

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Wisdom, Cubs beat Rays at Wrigley