NL MVP Kris Bryant broke out of his early slump by driving in his first three runs of the season and the Chicago Cubs overcame a shaky start by Kyle Hendricks to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-6 Saturday night at Miller Park. A wild pitch by Mike Montgomery with the bases loaded and one out in the inning ended the game.
"Everybody wants to talk about this and the Fangraphs articles, [but] I don't care about that, " Arrieta said after striking out 10 in seven innings in the Cubs' 7-4 victory against the Brewers at Miller Park in a second start in which his fastball was 2 or 3 miles per hour down from where it usually is. Scherzer (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits, striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings.
Milone covered two innings in that game, allowing two runs and three hits. The World Series champions got a season-high 17 hits, many of which were not well-struck. "If I can get the ball down, my sinker will put the ball in the ground, so get ahead and get the ball in the ground".
Schwarber connected for a solo homer off Davies in the second, but the right-hander did eventually settle in to set down 12 of the next 13 Cubs to get through the fifth inning. "But I wasn't feeling really strongly about it at that moment".
During the sixth inning of the game on Friday night, Baez and outfielder Jason Heyward collided while the two were tracking a blooper to center field.
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Hughes (1-0) made his first start since June 9, 2016, and allowed one run and five hits, struck out three and walked none. His only mistake of the game was a long two run homer allowed to Twins' backstop Jason Castro .
One day after making up a four-run deficit, the Orioles came back from being down 4-1 and improved this season to 4-0.
"He was really good today", Maddon said.
Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.29 ERA) held the Padres to two hits and one earned run on opening day but Saturday's start at Coors Field poses a much tougher matchup.
"Coming out of spring training, going to Houston for a couple of days, spending a week in St. Louis with days off and coming here and playing well, you could just see the attitude of our guys", Maddon said. "He pitched excellent. The first inning was not a positive but taking away from that, I think Zach has something to build on for sure".
"It got me very good, but it wasn't the elbow or the knee", Baez said. Anderson came to the Cubs in the offseason following an injury-filled 2016 campaign with the Dodgers. Davies has fared well against the Cubs, going 3-2 with a 4.18 ERA in five meetings.