Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

  • Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

They even managed to cool off Brewers slugger Eric Thames, who recorded hits in his first three at-bats to extend his hitting streak to 11 games but had his string of five straight games with a home run come to an end.

Russell hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Neftali Feliz in Chicago's four-run ninth, sending the Cubs to a 7-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.

The Brewers led 3-0 after the first inning.

Hundley doubled into the left field corner with two outs to set up Panik's game-winning hit off Scott Alexander (0-1). "When we get back home, we're gonna have to make a decision", manager Craig Counsell said.

That chased Nelson, and then Jay greeted Hughes with a triple off the base of the wall in right-centre to score Almora and tie it. "But we just keep coming back for more". The lefty would last 5.0 innings, allowing just three hits and the one run with five strikeouts and zero walks.

Bryant drove in an insurance run in the eighth. He threw 88 pitches (57 strikes) and appears ready to be activated from the 10-day DL.

Brett Cecil bailed Leake out of a seventh-inning jam by inducing a 6-4-3 double play from pinch hitter Jose Osuna, who was making his major league debut. "He's ready to go".

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.

The Chicago Cubs have done their best to carry the thrill of last October's historic World Series run into April, as nine of their first 14 games have been decided by fewer than three runs.

Six figures, apparently, if we're talking about first base from the Chicago Cubs' Game 7 victory over the Cleveland Indians last fall.