Even thought the Cubs dominated the game, the Brewers actually struck first. A home run and a double put the Brewers up 2-0 after one inning of play. But, that lead wouldn’t last long and a Kris Bryant double and another RBI by Ben Zobrist put the Cubs in the lead, 3-2, after the third.
Bryant would add another RBI in the top of the fourth and the Cubs lead grew to two, 4-2. But, the Brewers hit back with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth and the game was tied at four.
After an infield single by Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs would take the lead, 5-4, and never look back. The Cubs’ put up six more runs total and the Brewers hit another home run in the bottom of the ninth, but it wouldn’t even put a dent into the Cubs lead.
They would hang on and pick up their third win of the season by a score of 11-6.
The Brewers loss drops them to 2-4 on the season. They have a chance to take the series against the Cubs in the rubber match tomorrow.
The Cubs win puts them at 3-2 with a chance to win their first two series of the season with a win tomorrow against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
The defensive play of the game came from Albert Almora Jr. in the bottom of the fifth with this amazing catch.
Albert in the Outfield. pic.twitter.com/9NWsu1kEpo
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 9, 2017
Hendricks picked up his first win of the season in his first start of the year. He pitched six innings, gave up four earned runs, and had six strikeouts.
Player of the game
Kris Bryant: three hits in six at-bats, including three RBIs.