Russell's HR caps 4-run 9th as Cubs top Brewers 7-4

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"We're the world champs, and people want to come in here and play well. And he's on his way to that". Davis, who has replaced Chapman as the team's closer, has also looked good, allowing no runs during his first six appearances for the Cubs. For comparison, last season, this offense averaged 4.95 runs per game, the highest average in the Major League Baseball.

The Chicago Cubs needed only a hit from Addison Russell to complete a come-from-behind win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Gonzalez allowed just four hits and one walk. Russell is the youngest Cubs player to hit a walk-off home run since Anthony Rizzo in 2012 according to CSN's Christopher Kamka. NY got five hits the first time through the order, all on line drives to the outfield. "Even the homer he hit the other way, you don't see that happen very often here".

"There's been a lot going on, a lot of outside factors pushing against us", said Hendricks, who is fighting his own mechanical and velocity issues.

Eric Thames homered in his club record-tying fifth straight game and the streaking Milwaukee Brewers turned back the Chicago Cubs 6-3 Monday night.

Jose Abreu had three hits, including an RBI double in the fourth for Chicago.

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Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 0 • Francisco Liriano and three relievers combined on a six-hitter and Darwin Barney hit a two-run single as Toronto won at home.

White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera dove to take a hit from Jacoby Ellsbury in the first inning. After Jon Jay got on with one out, Miguel Montero followed suite with a single to give runners on the corners with one out. Schwarber had reached base with a lead-off bunt and moved to second on a passed ball. Milwaukee and Chicago are scheduled to meet again for a three-game Wrigley Field series from May 19-21. The World Series winning team of past year won 103 games, in large part because they began the season 25-6.

Yankees: After a day off, the Yankees open a three-game set in Pittsburgh. The Cubs activated RHP Carl Edwards Jr. off the bereavement list while they placing INF Tommy La Stella on the same list.

Toronto's Ezequiel Carrera belted a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth off Matt Barnes to make it 8-7.

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