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


Milwaukee scored two in the first one a two-run homer by the Mayor of Ding Dong City and another in the second inning on a solo shot by Jett Bandy.

Brewers slugger and former La Crosse Logger Eric Thames had two doubles and three hits but ended his franchise record-tying homer streak at five games.

Russell's second homer of the season helped Chicago take two of three from Milwaukee after dropping the series opener Monday.

The Cubs came from 6-2 down to get past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 and back to winning ways on Tuesday. An RBI single from Russell in the eighth cut the deficit to 4-3.

Trying for his first four-out save this year, Feliz (0-2) struck out Javier Baez to strand a runner on third. Addison Russell delivered that hit - and then some.

Non-players may still be authorized to sell their rings, but they are obligated to notify the Cubs of the proposed transaction, at which point the team could exercise the option to buy them back for $1. "That's the risk of doing it".

Travis Shaw and Jett Bandy homered off Hendricks, who finished third in the NL Cy Young Award voting past year. The Brewers' starter, Jimmy Nelson, had a solid beginning but collapsed by the sixth inning, allowing 7 of Chicago's runs.

They opened the homestand with a rain-delayed, first-ever championship banner-raising ceremony that finished well after midnight with Anthony Rizzo's walkoff single in the ninth. "We just have to figure out the best way to deploy it".

"There's been a lot going on, a lot of outside factors pushing against us", said Hendricks, who is fighting his own mechanical and velocity issues. It's on the ring.

"We regret the formal nature of this memo, and we do not intend for this information to overshadow our joy in being able to provide this ring to you", a team memo states, according to the Sun-Times. Montero on the other hand, went 3 for 4 with his first home run of the season.

Hendricks walked Milone in the fourth - the first time in his four-year big league career that Hendricks walked a pitcher. He walked two batters and struck out five. The latest was a comeback victory that set up the rubber match of their three-game series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon. Pinch hitter Almora drove in both with a single to left field to make it 7-6.

Cubs: Following an off day, Lester (0-0, 1.00 ERA) starts against Cincinnati RHP Tim Adleman (0-0, 2.25 ERA).