On Tuesday, it was with a big sixth inning. Hughes took the loss for the Brewers, while Wade Davis picked up his third save of the season for the Cubs. Milone made his first start against the Cubs on April 8 in Milwaukee, allowing four runs and nine hits over four frames in a no-decision. Wednesday however, it was with some ninth-inning magic.
Chen (2-0) was in full command throughout, throwing 64 of his 100 pitches for strikes, and keeping Seattle hitters off-balance with a low-70s curveball and changeup.
Chicago Cubs outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward are getting the day off Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Following that, through July 30, the Cubs were just 37-35 - even teams capable of posting an.800 winning percentage for a month can have stretches where they look like a.500 team.
SAN DIEGO - Shelby Miller allowed four hits over 7 1/3 innings and Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run homer as Arizona cruised past San Diego.
Thames also scored three runs, and Bandy also had three hits. Who are these Cubs one road trip, one homestand and 15 games into their title defense? They had a 5-0 lead in yesterday's ballgame before Jimmy Nelson and the bullpen melted down, and then the late-inning relief corps blew a three-run lead in the latter stages of today's ballgame.
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All three players played roles in the historic championship season. Story, who entered the game 5-for-44, broke a string of 12 hitless at-bats with his home run.
Bryant drove in an insurance run in the eighth.
All the home runs were to left field and into a stiff 8 miles per hour wind.
Travis Shaw and Orlando Arcia got home runs off of Chicago starting pitcher Brett Anderson, who gave up six runs and eight hits. Mitch Moreland went 3-for-5 with three RBIs for Boston.
Chicago closed to within 2-1 on Ben Zobrist's two-out single in the bottom half of the inning.
The Brewers claimed a 2-0 lead in the opening inning off Lackey.