Cubs get 17 hits in win over Brewers

Ross Houston
April 11, 2017

NL MVP Kris Bryant broke out of his early slump with his first three RBIs of the season and the Cubs overcame a shaky start by Kyle Hendricks to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-6 Saturday night.

"We're playing very close games", manager Craig Counsell said.

Chicago threatened in the second but a double-play bailed out Milone. The one in the 11th was started on a nice stab by first baseman Jesus Aguilar. "They were definitely ready to play today on a Sunday day game, wanting to go home with winning two series".

"Get ahead, get the ball down", said Hughes about his mindset when he got into the jams.

UPDATE: Javy Baez has a left eye contusion.

Baez stayed on the grass face down for a couple seconds with Heyward kneeling beside him before raising his head and giving a thumbs-up sign.

Despite a big night offensively, the Milwaukee Brewers didn't have anything positive going on the mound on Saturday and that cost them a winnable game. "I realize this is part of being a big leaguer, dealing with the 0-for-12s, the 0-for-13s, the bad stretches but knowing it's going to turn around because it always does", Bryant said. "I went to hit, and I was feeling good". I'm certain he'll be fine by tomorrow.

Told today was 1 yr anniversary of Schwarber injury, #Cubs Baez said: "That's insane". Suter pitched an inning in the game, allowing four runs. That gave Ivan Nova the cushion he would need at PNC Park, where the game time temperature was 37 degrees.

Sandberg finished 1985 hitting.305/.364/.504 with 26 home runs and 54 stolen bases.

Mike Trout drove in the first run amid numerous "M-V-P!" chants as the Angels snapped a four-game skid in home openers.

In two starts, he has allowed three earned runs in 13 innings - all three scoring on a home run by Ryan Braun in the third inning Sunday - while striking out 16 and walking four. The NL Cy Young victor waited until the fourth game to pitch after a broken knuckle set him back in spring training.

Arrieta struck out 10 and walked just two while throwing 98 pitches against the Brewers. It was the third career homer off Arrieta for Braun, who is tied with Curtis Granderson for most homers off the 2015 National League Cy Young Award victor. Jonathan Villar, batting.143 with 10 strikeouts in 21 at-bats, led off with a home run to center, ripping into a 0-2 cutter that Hendricks would have liked back.

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