The Cubs offense as a whole had been struggling of late but exploded for 17 hits against the Brewers.
Kyle Schwarber finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the Cubs' win over the Brewers on Sunday. Zobrist is hitting just.167 but has reached base in each of the Cubs' four games this season.
"Any time you can put early runs on the board, you have to take advantage of it", Russell said. "He said he was all right but I didn't feel good about it". Davie allowed four runs in the first inning and fell to 0-2 this season. "I'm ready, man", he said. "But those things happen; bounce back".
"As a team, I think that was a great display of some weak hits", said Bryant, noting infield rollers and bloop hits the Cubs had.
"He's fine", Maddon said. "He insisted he was good, but I wasn't convinced. He was just really on top of his game, I thought". A switch-hitter, Franklin has now hit 22 of his 23 career home runs from the left side of the plate. Cubs closer Wade Davis came on to get the final out. The Cubs will unveil the championship banner Monday and will receive their World Series rings in a pregame ceremony Wednesday. Maddon had Carl Edwards, Jr., Pedro Strop, and Wade Davis all sitting in the bullpen, but didn't even have them warming up (shrugs helplessly). I love it. Our fans deserve it, they waited a long enough time.
To prove his point, Maddon reiterated his vague position on the seventh- and eighth-inning roles and cited the effectiveness of Koji Uehara, who pitched a scoreless seventh Friday.
Serbia into Davis Cup semis after doubles win vs. Spain
They were awesome the whole week. "The atmosphere was great", Pouille said, praising the home support at the Kindarena in Rouen. Djokovic, 29, starred in 2010 when Serbia defeated France in the final in Belgrade for their only Davis Cup title.
Baez's head collided with the body of Heyward, and it looked as if Baez might have suffered whiplash. After the mind-numbing regularity of his groundouts to second base last season, just seeing him shoot the ball over to the shortstop or to third or put the ball in the air is refreshing. He will likely be tested for a concussion and will likely be out of the lineup for Saturday's game in Milwaukee. OF Keon Broxton made his first start since suffering a nasal fracture after getting hit in the face with a pitch Thursday against Colorado. "There was a lot going on", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
A booming leadoff homer to center by Kyle Schwarber in the second extended Chicago's lead to 5-0.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, INDIANS 3: Paul Goldschmidt doubled in two during a five-run fifth inning, and Arizona rallied from three down to beat Cleveland.
OUR PICK: The under has cashed in nine of Hendricks' last 10 starts versus the Brewers and are 4-1 in his last five road starts against Milwaukee.
For the second time in the new season, the Cubs started their first-round draft picks from the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.