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Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

"And he's on his way to that".

On Sunday, the Phillies were beaten up by Harper, who smashed a two-run home run and a three-run home run to lift the Washington Nationals to victory.

NY went 8-1 in its first stretch at Yankee Stadium this season, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009. So far this year, he two long balls. Schwarber had led off the first 14 games and was replaced by Matt Szczur. Milone will hope to improve on the performance of the Brewers' Tuesday starter, Jimmy Nelson, who was tagged for seven runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Two of Hendricks' walks were to Thames, who walked three times.

The elements dictate a good deal of home-run activity at the Friendly confines in the first two months of the season. "I just thought he had his front-to-back stuff working, his change-up was very good".

For a second night in a row the Cubs mounted a comeback to beat the Brewers. Last season, the Cubs had five walk-off wins. Braun then stole third and scored after a snap throw from catcher Willson Contreras sailed into left field. They are among three regulars (along with Cameron Rupp) hitting under.200.

With two outs and men on second and third, Russell stepped in to face Neftali Feliz.

The Brewers led 3-0 after the first inning.

Hopefully neither of his favorite players, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell, get a day off when he sees the defending champions at Wrigley. The home-run ball is something Feliz is susceptible to. Almora is batting.391/.440/.609 in 11 games this season while contributing excellent defense in center field. Thames has homered in five consecutive games, tying the Milwaukee franchise mark, which he shares with Jeromy Burnitz. Eric Thames went 3-for-5 with three runs to extend his hitting streak to 12 straight starts. The Cubs were able to do it again on Wednesday.

Amid reports that the team has asked everyone in the organization to sign an agreement saying they would sell the rings back to the Cubs for $1 instead of selling them elsewhere for a profit, a team spokesman clarified the situation. All three are now with the Kansas City Royals and had an off day.

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