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Morning Marquee: Chicago Cubs fall in extras in Milwaukee

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So far in the month, the Chicago Cubs have struggled to maintain their leads in the first three series’ in May, after recording multiple series victories back in April.

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Veteran catcher Miguel Montero gave his team a late 1-0 lead on a ball that found itself landing in Milwaukee’s bullpen in left-center field. Shortly after Zac Rosscup relieved Justin Grimm in the bottom of the seventh inning, Martin Maldonado, and Elian Herrera went back-to-back to left and center field, giving the Brewers a one run lead.

All it took was seven pitches delivered from Rosscup for Milwaukee to erase that late deficit, eventually walking off in the 11th inning to celebrate a Mother’s Day victory. This is the second time this month the last-place ‘Brew Crew’ were able to steal a three-game weekend set from the Chicago Cubs.

Things are not going to get easier for this struggling club as they welcome in the N.L. East division leaders, the New York Mets for a four-game set beginning Monday evening. New York is currently riding a two-game winning streak, but have struggled more on the road, going 7-8 compared to 13-3 at home.

Southpaw Jon Lester will take the mound tomorrow, and will be looking to win his third consecutive outing. He’ll be matched up against Jacob deGrom, who recently ended a two-game skid behind a stellar performance with the Baltimore Orioles in town.

While the North Siders’ suffered their Mother’s Day walk-off loss, the White Sox did the complete opposite to the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago. Infielder Gordon Beckham sent South Side fans, especially Mother’s home happy by recording the game-winning RBI single off reliever Aroldis Chapman.

Chapman retired the first two batters of the inning by punching them out before giving up his first earned run since mid-August of last season. Former Cubs’ utility man, Emilio Bonifacio, was credited with a RBI on a single in the second inning.

Seattle Mariners’ ace, Felix Hernandez, made history today after becoming the fourth-youngest pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts in his career. King Felix reached the milestone in the top of the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics with former Cubs’ outfielder Sam Fuld at the plate.

Bert Blyleven, Sam McDowell, and Walter Johnson all three cracked 2,000 at a younger age.

Here’s more from around the league:

Cincinnati Reds suffer walk-off loss to White Sox on Mother’s Day‘ – BlogRedMachine

Dbacks-Padres Recap: A Bullpen Effort And A Series Split‘ – VenomStrikes 

Cubs pen in desperate need of ‘relief’‘- CubbiesCrib

Felix notches 2,000th career strikeout‘ – MLB.com

David Price’s next start for Detroit Tigers pushed back to Saturday‘ – ESPN.com

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