The Chicago Cubs pounded out 14 hits, including home runs from Kyle Schwarber and Miguel Montero, as they snapped a four-game losing streak with a 9-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday in a Wrigley Field slugfest. "We don't quit". It's on the ring man, and that's a flawless example".
Thankfully, shortstop Addison Russell was able to save the Cubs from another loss with a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth.
"He's definitely not afraid. and he still hasn't started hitting with any kind of consistency", said Cubs manager Joe Maddon. "We're just not hitting up to our capabilities yet".
The Brewers staked Jimmy Nelson to a 5-0 lead in the third, but the right-hander couldn't make it hold, allowing seven runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Rays 8, Tigers 7 • A throwing error by shortstop Jose Iglesias allowed two runs to score in the ninth as Tampa Bay rallied to win at home.
Over the previous weekend, the Pirates swept the Cubs in three, and it seemed a little queasiness had crept in during an emotional homestand, during which the Cubs raised their championship banner and received those rings. The turnaround has made the 27-year-old outfielder an indispensable bat as the Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers close a three-game series with a Wednesday afternoon game.
Coming into the 2017 season, many predicted the Cubs would once again be the premier team in the National League. All of a sudden, we returned the favor against Milwaukee. The victory was the Brewers' sixth in the last seven games. "You're going to see more consistent hitting as we move it along. He's looking really, really good".
Justin Grimm took home the win in this one after his ideal sixth inning.
The Cubs can always answer those types of questions by flashing their championship bling and reminding everyone that they still have nearly 92 percent of a 162-game schedule remaining. 2B - Thames 2 (6), Shaw 2 (7), Pina (6), Bryant (5), Rizzo (4), Baez (3). He gave a nod of appreciation to his teammates.
It's always easy to say that a win like this can galvanize a team to a long winning streak. John Lackey and Kyle Hendricks have been hit hard to start the season, but nothing too alarming. Just grinding out at-bats, man, it was fun to watch from in here.
On paper, this team should be better than last year's group.