Umpire stomps on inflated condom that delayed Brewers-Cubs game

Rosalie Stanley
April 12, 2017

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward (22) and Javier Baez collide while trying to catch a double off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers' Hernan Perez during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 7, 2017, in Milwaukee.

NL MVP Kris Bryant broke out of his early slump with his first three RBIs of the season and the Cubs overcame a shaky start by Kyle Hendricks to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-6 Saturday night. Davies' last outing aside, starting pitching had been a point of strength for the Brewers, who hadn't allowed a first-inning run through their first five games and combined for a 1.24 ERA in their three previous games until Saturday, when Tommy Milone was tagged for four in four innings of work.

Montgomery threw pretty well for the first two innings of his appearance, but with one out and two Brewers on base, Monty hit Jett Bandy. And while it never hurts to have too much offense, the Cubs shouldn't need too much Sunday when Jake Arrieta makes his second start of the season.

Brewers fans cheered loudly, drowning out the sea of blue-clad Cubs fans who made up about two-thirds of the crowd of 28,000-plus at Miller Park. While it's a long season, it's definitely promising to see Heyward get off to a fast start. "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".

The Cubs added a few more in the seventh inning.

Milwaukee did not get a hit after Braun's home run in the third inning until Domingo Santana homered off Hector Rondon with two outs in the ninth.

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Baez left the field under his own power after a discussion with manager Joe Maddon but was clearly shaken up on the play.

"It looked like it was going to start swelling". The command's good. So when the 95-to-97 comes back, it's going to be tough for teams. "I thought we did a great job".

Maddon said Baez will have a regularly scheduled off day Sunday.

Stats: Szczur is 0 for 3 with one run scored in three games. "He insisted he was good, but I wasn't convinced". I know that kind of stuff can come and go from time to time.

"I was a little confused why we were doing two different days in Chicago for the celebration", said Lester, referring to the raising of the World Series banner on Monday night and the ring ceremony on Wednesday night. The Cubs proved that by dumping one soft hit in after another to score runs.

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