Darvish rebounds as Cubs beat Brewers 3-2

Yu Darvish bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run in six innings, Addison Russell scored the go-ahead run on shortstop Eric Sogard’s seventh-inning error, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Friday.

Posted: Apr 27, 2018 6:49 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run in six innings, Addison Russell scored the go-ahead run on shortstop Eric Sogard’s seventh-inning error, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Friday.

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant missed his fourth straight game after he was beaned during a victory at Colorado last Sunday. Chicago manager Joe Maddon said the third baseman could return to the lineup on Saturday.

Darvish gave up nine runs, 14 hits and eight walks in his previous two outings, losses to Atlanta and Colorado. He yielded just three hits against the Brewers with eight strikeouts and two walks, lowering his ERA from 6.86 to 5.26. The four-time All-Star signed a $126 million, six-year contract with the Cubs and entered with just one solid outing: He allowed one run over six innings at Milwaukee on April 7.

Darvish got his second big league double and fifth hit with a drive into the right-field corner in the fifth inning against Brent Suter. After trotting into second, Darvish slipped, but he got to his feet and pitched a scoreless sixth.

He fell behind right at the start after Lorenzo Cain reached second as right fielder Jason Heyward dropped his fly leading off the game. Cain stole third and scored on Jesus Aguilar’s sacrifice fly.

Darvish was provided a lead the bottom half when Albert Almora Jr. doubled and scored on a single by Javier Baez, who stole second and came home on Anthony Rizzo’s single. Darvish left with the Cubs ahead 2-1, but Christian Yelich hit a seventh-inning sacrifice fly off Brian Duensing.

Addison Russell greeted Dan Jennings (2-1) with a single starting the bottom of the seventh, took second when Heyward sacrificed and was held by third base coach Brian Butterfield when pinch-hitter Victor Caratini singled to right.

Jeremy Jeffress fanned Almora for the second out and got Baez to bounce to Sogard, who allowed the ball to squib out of his glove near second, then threw wildly past the base while trying for an inning-ending forceout.

Pedro Strop (3-0) reired Aguilar — his only batter — on a flyout that ended the seventh. Brandon Morrow, the Cubs’ fifth reliever, pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances.

Suter allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. Milwaukee lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: INF/OF Ryan Braun didn’t start after playing first base in Thursday night’s 1-0 loss. He pinch hit in the seventh, flied out and remained in the game at first.

Cubs: Bryant wasn’t available to reporters before the game. “I think he’s feeling more like himself today,” Maddon said. ... INF/OF Ben Zobrist (back tightness) could come off the DL when he is eligible to return on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Milwaukee RHP Junior Guerra (2-0, 0.56) faces Cubs LHP Jose Quintana (2-1, 7.78) on Saturday. In three previous starts and 16 innings, Guerra has allowed only one earned run and 10 hits, but hasn’t gone longer than 5 2/3 innings. Quintana pitched six shutout innings and allowed three hits at Milwaukee on April 8, his only strong outing this season.

West Lafayette
Few Clouds
85° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 88°
Kokomo
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 94°
Rensselaer
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 79°
Fowler
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 79°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
92° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 97°
Crawfordsville
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 93°
Frankfort
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 95°
Delphi
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 94°
Monticello
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 94°
Logansport
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 97°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 48524

Reported Deaths: 2698
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11682684
Lake5180242
Elkhart330146
Allen2798132
St. Joseph196466
Cass16389
Hamilton1563101
Hendricks1410100
Johnson1288118
Porter73237
Tippecanoe7268
Madison65964
Clark65544
Bartholomew58644
LaPorte58026
Howard57757
Kosciusko5494
Vanderburgh5486
Marshall4904
Noble48228
Jackson4723
LaGrange4709
Hancock45035
Boone44543
Delaware44550
Shelby42625
Floyd38144
Morgan32931
Monroe30028
Grant29526
Montgomery29420
Clinton2892
Henry27415
Dubois2736
White26510
Decatur25032
Lawrence24625
Dearborn23823
Vigo2358
Harrison21822
Warrick21829
Unassigned193193
Greene18932
Miami1832
Jennings17611
Putnam1698
DeKalb1624
Scott1627
Daviess14317
Wayne1406
Orange13623
Perry1299
Steuben1292
Franklin1248
Jasper1212
Ripley1177
Wabash1122
Carroll1102
Fayette997
Newton9810
Starke933
Whitley925
Gibson812
Huntington812
Randolph794
Wells731
Fulton721
Jefferson722
Jay680
Washington671
Pulaski661
Knox640
Clay604
Rush583
Adams501
Owen491
Benton480
Sullivan451
Posey420
Brown391
Spencer381
Blackford372
Crawford320
Fountain322
Tipton321
Switzerland270
Parke230
Martin220
Ohio170
Vermillion140
Warren141
Union130
Pike110

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events