"He's just learning his craft, too".
The Cubs' on-deck circle used for games 1, 2, 6 and 7 topped $20,000.
The loss was the fourth straight for Chicago (6-7) while the Brewers won their second straight and sixth in seven games. Travis Shaw and Jett Bandy homered off Hendricks, who finished third in the NL Cy Young Award voting a year ago (see full recap).
The Yankees went 8-1 in their first stretch at Yankee Stadium this season, its most wins in a homestand since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009. His three-run shot walked it off for the Cubs giving them a 7-4 victory.
Chicago closed to within 2-1 on Ben Zobrist's two-out single in the bottom half of the inning. Schwarber struck out as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and popped out in the ninth. Before Bruce came to the plate, Velasquez allowed a two-out single to Asdrubal Cabrera and a walk to Yoenis Cespedes.
Tommy Milone turned in a solid outing, striking out five over five innings and only allowing only one earned run. "When we get back home, we're gonna have to make a decision", manager Craig Counsell said. "It did just that, and we came away with a win". "He did a nice job". Jeromy Burnitz became the first and last Brewers player to homer in five straight games in August, 1997.
Trailing 4-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers late, the Cubs scored one run in the eighth to cut the lead to 4-3.
Chen (2-0) was in full command throughout, throwing 64 of his 100 pitches for strikes, and keeping Seattle hitters off-balance with a low-70s curveball and changeup. "When you make the pitcher throw eight, nine, 10 pitches in an at-bat, that makes it tough".
Josh Phegley hit a two-run double in a four-run first that gave a quick lead to Jesse Hahn (1-1), who allowed one run and two hits over six innings, struck out four and walked four. Rain delayed the start by 55 minutes.
Our local nine returns to Miller Park tomorrow to begin a four game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, who now reside in the NL Central cellar at 6-9.
The bullpen pitched four scoreless innings in relief of starter Kyle Hendricks, who gave up four hits and four runs in his five innings.