Rizzo, Heyward Take Home Gold Glove Awards Tuesday

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo wasn't named as a National League MVP finalist this week, but he did get a great consolation prize on Tuesday as he won his first career Gold Glove award.

Rizzo, who was one of the anchors of a Cubs defense that was the best in baseball by runs saved, becomes the first Cubs first baseman to win the award since Mark Grace won it in 1997 while patrolling the position on the north side.

Rizzo was not the only Cubs player that took home a Gold Glove on Tuesday, as outfielder Jason Heyward won his fourth career award for his defensive acumen. With his award, Heyward becomes the first Cubs outfielder to win the trophy since Andre Dawson won back-to-back awards in 1987 and 1988.

Unfortunately for Heyward and Rizzo, they did have one teammate who did not win on Tuesday, as shortstop Addison Russell fell short at the shortstop position. San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford ended up taking home the trophy at the spot, his second consecutive award there.

Jake Arrieta also fell short in his quest to win the Gold Glove award at the pitcher spot, as he lost to Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Chicago White Sox were shut out in the Gold Glove voting on Tuesday night, as Adam Eaton lost out for the right field award to Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts.

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