8/12 Morning Marquee: Cubs drop opener, Justin Verlander injured


Yovani Gallardo pitched seven sparkling innings and Khris Davis had a tiebreaking RBI double, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.

Mark Reynolds connected for his 20th homer that was caught by a Cubs fan against the rail in the bleachers.

Around the league: the Royals acquired Josh Willingham from the Twins, Tigers’ Justin Verlander left a game with shoulder problems, Orioles Manny Machado injured his right knee.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Arrieta doesn’t want to be aced out

Chicago Sun-Times: Hard schedule will put Cubs call-ups to test

ESPN Chicago: A change works for Cubs rookie Hendricks

CSN Chicago: Cubs: Mike Pullin talks catch, shares mystery of old baseball

NBC Sports MLB: Royals acquire Josh Willingham from Twins

CBS Sports MLB: Tigers’ Justin Verlander leaves start with shoulder issue

FOX Sports MLB: Manny Machado injured in Orioles’ victory over Yankees

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