Brewers lose to Cubs 9-7

Posted April 22, 2017

It was Russell's first career walk-off home run as he took Feliz deep for 370 feet with two runners on base. Miami's Edinson Volquez (0-2) barely made it through three innings, giving up four runs, five hits and four walks.

This is the last game of the Cubs' homestand before they head off on a nine game roadtrip.

The Mets trailed 2-0 with two outs in the sixth before Asdrubal Cabrera singled and Yoenis Cespedes worked a walk to set up Bruce's three-run homer to right off Phillies starter Vince Velasquez.

The Cubs shortstop was 2-for-4 with four RBIs, including an eighth-inning single to shallow right to score Bryant and cut the deficit to a single run.

CINCINNATI - Adam Duvall hit his first career grand slam and Joey Votto added a two-run homer to lift Cincinnati past Baltimore.

"He's definitely not afraid. and he still hasn't started hitting with any kind of consistency", said Cubs manager Joe Maddon. "It did just that, and we came away with a win".

Milwaukee is off to a decent start through the first couple of weeks thanks to the hot bat of Eric Thames.

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Russell's walk-off was the second of his career, with today's game victor coming a day after Chicago rallied from 5-0 and 7-4 down to win 9-7. We chatted about the partnership, the path that led him to the Cubs and why he thinks fans have been so anxious early-on. The All-Star right-hander gave up six runs on 11 hits in just 4.2 innings.

Looking back at the last decade, the Cubs rank near the top of Major League Baseball.

It all started three and a half hours before Russell's blast, and that after a rain delay that ran 55 minutes. Montgomery got himself in trouble with two of those walks, eventually loading the bases in the sixth, but got out of it. But Jon Jay walked with one out in the ninth, took third on a single by pinch-hitter Miguel Montero and scored on Kris Bryant's single.

Albert Almora hit his first home run of the year Wednesday in the Cubs' win over the Brewers. The visit by the Cardinals kicks off a 10-game homestand.

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After losing the opener of the series, the Cubs came back to win the next two games, both in late inning rallies.

The Rays trailed 7-5 after six innings but rallied for a run in the seventh and then got to closer Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth. Melancon gave up two singles before striking out Raul Mondesi to end the game.