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CI Recap (4/9/17) – Cubs 7, Brewers 4: Heyward’s Big Day Adds to Offensive Outburst

The Cubs hitters got into a groove Saturday night in an easy win over the Brewers, and the offensive outburst continued Sunday in Cheeseland. Perhaps most importantly, Jason Heyward finally looked like he was figuring things out at the plate.

Jake Arrieta took the mound to give the Cubs the series win on Sunday and the Chicago offense wasted no time spotting him a few runs. They jumped on Kyle Hendricks Light, Zach Davies, with back-to-back singles from Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant. That was followed by a walk to Ben Zobrist that loaded the bases with one out.

Addison Russell ambushed the first pitch he saw for a two-run double to dead center. Jason Heyward followed suit, ripping a two-run triple to center on the very next pitch.

The Cubs built on the 4-0 lead in the top of the 2nd, when Schwarber smoked a long home run to dead center to make it a 5-0 edge.

It would not be that easy for the Northsiders Sunday, though. Jett Bandy doubled to lead off the Milwaukee 3rd and a two-out Arrieta walk to Eric Thames would prove costly as Cubs fan-favorite Ryan Braun blasted a three-run homer off the batter’s eye in …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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