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

Eric Thames

"I think every team has to create their own identity", he said, "and every team has to go through that process again". "So to be able to focus on the game, get some big wins [was important]".

The winning run for the Cubs came on a wild pitch in the seventh by Milwaukee newcomer Jared Hughes. "We're the world champs, and people want to come in here and play well". "Today was a classic example (in) the last two at-bats and staying with it mentally".

Some other items that sold, according to Rovell: Second base from Game 5 ($43,025), the on-deck circles used by the Cubs in Games 1, 2, 6 and 7 ($40,575). Travis Shaw did the most damage for the Brewers, going 3 for 4 with a home run and a pair of doubles in addition to 3 RBI.

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Miami starter Edinson Volquez (0-2) barely made it through three innings, giving up four runs and five hits.

Thames went 3-for-4 and homered for the fifth consecutive game to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over Chicago Cubs at frigid Wrigley Field on Monday. In 140 games, Milwaukee OF Ryan Braun is a.338 hitter (180-for-533) with 31 home runs against the Cubs.

Wade Davis got his third save and the bullpen retired 15 of its final 16 batters as the Cubs snapped a four-game skid.

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The Cubs then scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead for good.

"He pitched very well today, it certainly as his best outing", said Brewers manager Craig Counsell. The hitting has been shoddy, and though the pitching staff has done a nice job holding up its end of the bargain, the inability to drive the baseball is a bit alarming.

The Cubs got one of the runs back in the sixth on an RBI single by Willson Contreras, and Russell blooped a single into right field [VIDEO] with runners on first and third in the eighth, making it 4-3. "When you make the pitcher throw eight, nine, 10 pitches in an at-bat, that makes it tough". Rain delayed the start by 55 minutes. Two days later, the Cubs beat the Brewers to win their fourth series in five so far this season. His.500 on-base percentage is third in the major leagues behind San Diego's Manuel Margot and Alex Gordon both.538. They will travel to Cincinnati to begin a three-game series with the Reds on Friday night.

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