Cubs beat Milwaukee Brewers; Jake Arrieta strikes out 10

Beth Cruz
April 12, 2017

Padres 7, Giants 6: Rookie Manuel Margot hit his first two big league homers, and Yangervis Solarte had a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning, helping San Diego beat San Francisco in the Padres' home opener.

The Brewers mobbed Ryan Braun at home plate after he scored the winning run by beating a desperate throw home from catcher Willson Contreras. Davies' last outing aside, starting pitching had been a point of strength for the Brewers, who hadn't allowed a first-inning run through their first five games and combined for a 1.24 ERA in their three previous games until Saturday, when Tommy Milone was tagged for four in four innings of work.

The rest of the Cubs' 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Brewers was a frustrating mix of wasted chances. The Brewers' game-tying rally in the sixth began innocently enough as Anderson got two quick outs to start the inning.

He appeared in seven spring training games - including three starts - and posted a 9.00 ERA with nine strikeouts and two walks in 14 innings.

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The collision, which occurred during Friday's game, was a violent one, sending Baez sprawling to the ground and causing memories of Kyle Schwarber's collision with Dexter Fowler early in the 2016 season to come flooding back into the psyches of Cubs fans. "We got some balls to fall in there", Maddon said. "I just needed to get into a groove". "But it's nice that, just as a team, too, I think we all started hitting".

"Stop. I'm just saying", Heyward said when a reporter brought up the anniversary.

"Pretty much what you've seen to this point is a good indicator of what we'll be able to do with everyone healthy, which is what you want", Maddon said before the game. A switch-hitter, Franklin has now hit 22 of his 23 career home runs from the left side of the plate. "Any time you play a stretch of a bunch of close games in a row your bullpen is going to get it".

Manager Craig Counsell and assistant athletic trainer Dave Yeager attended to RHP Jacob Barnes after he fielded a bunt single by Jon Jay in the eighth. Suter pitched an inning in the game, allowing four runs.

Baez returned to the lineup at 2B after the collision with outfielder Jason Heyward.

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