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Schwarber, Zobrist homer in Cubs' 7-4 win over Brewers

Cubs' Baez collides with Heyward year after Schwarber injury Javier Baez leaves game vs. Brewers after collision
Damon Campbell | 10 April, 2017, 02:35

TWINS 3, WHITE SOX 1: Phil Hughes pitched six strong innings for his first win in nearly a year, and Minnesota beat Chicago for its first 4-0 start since 1987.

3B Kris Bryant had his first hit of the season on Friday with a two-out single in the fifth inning off Milwaukee's Jimmy Nelson.

"It was a mistake and he made me pay for it", Arrieta said.

The Cubs say Baez has a bruise above his left eye but that his eye itself his fine.

Ben Zobrist will start at second when the Chicago Cubs try to take the third and deciding game of their three-game series at Milwaukee.

"Bloopers always help", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "They played some good defense". The sixth was really good. I don't care. It was just an accident.

Jett Bandy homered in the Milwaukee ninth. Scherzer (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits, striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings. Maddon had Carl Edwards, Jr., Pedro Strop, and Wade Davis all sitting in the bullpen, but didn't even have them warming up (shrugs helplessly). "They learn off their first at-bats". "They beat us at our own game". That cleared a roster spot for utility man Nick Franklin, who was claimed off waivers earlier in the week from Tampa. He responded, hitting.273 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Braun had sat out Saturday's game after complaining of tightness in his back.

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The Cubs said Baez was not in the concussion protocol. "He said he was all right, but I didn't feel good about it", Maddon said after the Cubs lost 2-1 in 11 innings. "I don't think I gave up a hit after that". "It puts the pitcher at ease and gets us in that mode of swinging the bat and taking some good pitches, and we did that today".

Heyward wasn't in the lineup, but was available.

"A lot of the misses came (second time through the order) when he fell behind in the count a whole bunch", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. Just enough that he needed to back off a little bit.

In five games, Braun is batting.250 with a homer. Montgomery's 0-2 offering, though, skipped past Montero to the backstop, allowing Braun to score easily, giving the Brewers the victory.

Milwaukee optioned LHP Brent Suter to Triple-A Colorado Springs following the game. Brewers starter Tommy Milone was charged with four runs on nine hits through four innings with Jhan Marinez and Brent Suter allowing four runs apiece on eight hits and four free passes over a combined four frames.

Baez was named NLCS MVP last season during the team's series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, as he had 7 hits and 5 RBIs.

Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber gets congratulated after his home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Milwaukee. He went 2-2 with a 5.32 ERA in four starts against the Cubs in 2016.

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