CHICAGO — For four straight days, Tyler Chatwood, Jose Quintana, Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks put on a pitching clinic. A very stingy show. Chatwood pitched seven sparkling innings and helped himself with an RBI single, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday and a sweep of the four-game series between NL Central rivals. “There’s a strikeout in him. There’s a ground ball in him. Those are two great qualities for a pitcher,
CHICAGO — Yu Darvish pitched up to the Chicago Cubs’ expectations. The $126 million free agent addition bounced back from a pair of poor outings to allow only an unearned run over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Addison Russell scored the go-ahead run on shortstop Eric Sogard’s seventh-inning error. Milwaukee lost its second straight one-run game to the Cubs on a chilly, windy day. The Brewers arrived in Chicago with
MILWAUKEE — The Chicago Cubs finally get to play at Wrigley Field again. They are coming home on a high note thanks to another nice outing for Jose Quintana at Miller Park. The left-hander tossed six innings of three-hit ball, Ben Zobrist homered and the Cubs finished their longest season-opening road trip in more than a century by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Sunday. Chicago wrapped up a nine-game trip at 5-4. It was the franchise’s longest road trip to open the season
MILWAUKEE — After a rocky start, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon thinks Ian Happ finally can relax a little bit. Happ hit a tiebreaking two-run single during Chicago’s four-run ninth, helping the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Saturday. “Whatever he’s going to have tonight dinner dinner-wise is going to taste better, sleep is going to be much more tranquil and if he had a dog with him on the road he’s going to love his puppy even more,” Maddon said.