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4-run 9th inning: Milwaukee Brewers fall to Chicago Cubs 7-4

Eric Thames Eric Thames
Kristopher Love | 20 April, 2017, 06:14

Milwaukee Brewers' Travis Shaw (21) celebrates his home run with Domingo Santana during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Chicago. It was a second-inning solo shot off Brewers starter Tommy Milone. Miami's Edinson Volquez (0-2) barely made it through three innings, giving up four runs, five hits and four walks. He left the game in line for the victory.

The Cubs bullpen took over from there. A Rondon walk in the eight was the only base runner allowed by the trio.

Brewers slugger and former La Crosse Logger Eric Thames had two doubles and three hits but ended his franchise record-tying homer streak at five games. Addison Russell delivered that hit - and then some. Knebel would strike out Willson Contreras and Almora before getting pulled in favor of Neftali Feliz, who struck out Javier Baez to end the inning and keep Milwaukee's one-run lead intact.

The Marlins lost the no-hit bid when Mitch Haniger singled with one out in the ninth inning against Barraclough. Kris Bryant's RBI single tied the score. The Brewers held an early three-run lead in this one the day after blowing an early five-run advantage.

Tuesday: Szczur did not play in the Cubs' 9-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The latest was a comeback victory that set up the rubber match of their three-game series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday afternoon. He faces a tough assignment against Braves (6-7) ace Julio Teheran (1-0, 0.95 ERA), who has allowed three runs or fewer in seven starts against the Nationals (8-5). The game will be broadcast on FSWisconsin+ and locally on the radio on 94.5 WKTI, as well as statewide on the Brewers Radio Network.