Valbuena's sac fly lifts Cubs over Red Sox 2-1

Valbuena's sac fly lifts Cubs over Red Sox 2-1
July 1, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Associated Press 

BOSTON (AP) Luis Valbuena broke a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Anthony Rizzo started the inning with a single off Koji Uehara(3-2) and went to third on a double by Starlin Castro. Valbuena then lined a shot to medium right field. Mookie Betts made the catch, but his throw was off line and Rizzo scored easily.

The double was the 37th extra-base hit for Castro, who entered the game tied with Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies for the major league lead among shortstops with 36.

Pedro Strop (1-3) pitched a perfect eighth and Hector Rondonworked the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances.

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