Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start.

In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally charged come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Reds in 12 innings that snapped a season-high six-game losing streak and capped a zany 5-6 record on a three-city trip.

"This was a fiery win for us, just the way everything was," said Anthony Rizzo, who learned that he won the National League's Final Vote election to Tuesday's All-Star Game after the game. "But it's a good feeling."

The victory also erased some of doubt concerning their resolve as they hadn't won since Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded to the Athletics, overcame a 4-1 deficit and stood up to the Reds after closer Aroldis Chapman threw three pitches that nearly drilled Nate Schierholtz and John Baker.

"The whole game our bench was riled up over frustration," said Rizzo, who was drilled in the right arm by Homer Bailey in the first. "Who knows? (Chapman) shoved it to us, and after that, things escalated."

Chapman and the Cubs' players exchanged long-distance words after his pitch to Baker. After taking his position at first base before the bottom of the ninth, Rizzo walked toward the Reds' dugout and the benches emptied though no punches were thrown.