Watch: Rafael Ortega Homers in 8th to Tie Game Against Cards
The Cubs were two runs down heading into the top of the 8th inning, in desperate need of a couple of runs that would give them a fighting chance against the Cardinals.
With one out in the inning, Christopher Morel singled off Cardinals’ flame-throwing reliever Ryan Helsley. Rafael Ortega followed with a 371-foot two-run home run to tie things up late.
Rafael Ortega cranks a game-tying two-run blast! pic.twitter.com/dm2UJum7ey
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 25, 2022