Cubs Recap: Chicago unable to complete sweep of the Brewers


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Davies silences dangerous lineup for second win

After a fantastic start by right-hander Kyle Hendricks, the Chicago Cubs were unable to put together a rally which resulted in a 4-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers in Wednesday’s series finale.

Hendricks started off the game with 4 2/3 perfect innings until Jean Segura was able to beat out a groundball that was hit to shortstop Addison Russell for an infield hit.

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Milwaukee (64-88) grabbed the lead on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Luis Sardinas to back up his 22-year-old rookie pitcher, Zach Davies who matched Hendricks blow-for-blow.

Davis (2-2, 4.67 ERA) held the Cubs (89-63) to only two hits while issuing just one walk and struck out four batter’s before Craig Counsell opted to roll with veteran southpaw, Will Smith.

The Brewers added some insurance during the seventh inning after Hendricks gave up a lead-off double to Adam Lind then an RBI single to right field by Khris Davis which made it 2-0.

Justin Grimm would be called upon by skipper Joe Maddon to keep things from getting out of control, but he would end up walking three batter’s and another run before Rosscup entered the game.

Martin Maldonado drove in Davis from third on a tower fly ball to left field and nearly had himself extra bases until Kyle Schwarber made a fantastic grab for the second out. 

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Schwarber quickly rolled onto his back while throwing his glove with the ball inside to Dexter Fowler who prevented another run from crossing home plate.

Outfielder Jorge Soler put the Cubs on the board for the first and only time by launching his 10th home run of the season on the very first pitch of the at-bat during the home half of the seventh.

Francisco Rodriguez was on the mound for Milwaukee with a three-run lead and Schwarber, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo looking to put together a late-game rally.

Schwarber struck out swinging and Bryant was thrown out on a bang-bang play by third baseman Hernan Perez. It looked like Kris was going to beat out the play for an infield hit but Perez managed to recover and throw him out.

Rizzo ended the game by popping out to foul territory.

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