ST LOUIS — For a brief moment on Wednesday night, the Cubs seemed like they might have gone on a little run. For the second consecutive night, a ninth-inning rally bred optimism. But with the game tied at two in the 10th and runners at the corners and no outs, it all unraveled. 

Anthony Rizzo was on third when Ian Happ grounded a ball to the shortstop, who seemed poised to flip the ball to second and start a routine 6-4-3 double play or perhaps fire home and try to cut Rizzo off at the plate. But Edmundo Sosa peeked over and saw Rizzo freeze at third, so he hustled to second for the force and fired to Yadier Molina, who kicked off a rundown that eventually led to Rizzo being tagged out with no run scoring. 

Instead of first and second and one out or even bases empty and the Cubs up a run, the game remained tied with two outs and a runner on second.



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