THE FIRST PITCH Brewers 4 Cubs 2

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THE CHASE WAS ON.

While the Cubs padded the box score in the ninth with back-to-back homers by Heyward and Bryant, Chase Anderson threw an amazing game in the Brewers 4-2 victory over Cubs.

 

TAKE 5
1. Brewers outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis made a leaping catch at the wall in center field to open the fourth inning, robbing Dexter Fowler of an extra-base hit and preserving the no-hit bid.
2. Chase Anderson, who had lost five straight starts, was perfect through five innings before he walked Miguel Montero with one out in the sixth.
3. The Brewers scored their four runs on a solo home run by Jonathan Lucroy, an RBI single by Ryan Braun and a two-run double by Chris Carter.
4. Ben Zobrist’s doubled in the eighth inning to ruin Anderson’s bid at history.
5. Jason Heyward finally hit his first home run as a Cub.

ACE IN THE HOLE
The Cubs are rolling the dice on former All-Star Joe Nathan to plug one of their only holes. On Tuesday they signed the right-handed reliever to a major league contract but have put him on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Nathan, 41, is a six-time All-Star with 377 career saves who had 35 saves in 2014 for Detroit.  He pitched on Opening Day in 2015 and got a save but did not appear in another game. He underwent Tommy John surgery that April.

A CHASER-WISCONSIN HAS THE TOP 4 DRUNKEST CITIES, 12 OUT OF TOP 20.

“Appleton is home to the largest share of binge and heavy drinkers in both Wisconsin and the country,” according to a release issued recently by 24/7 Wall St. Binge drinking is defined by the Center for Disease Control as men consuming five or more alcoholic drinks in less than two hours, and women consuming four or more alcoholic drinks in less than two hours.

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The top 20 drunkest cities, all but two of which are in the Midwest, are:

  1. Appleton
  2. Oshkosh
  3. Green Bay
  4. Madison
  5. Fargo, North Dakota
  6. La Crosse
  7. Fond du Lac
  8. Ames, Iowa
  9. Eau Claire
  10. Mankato, Minnesota
  11. Wausau
  12. Sheboygan
  13. Missoula, Montana
  14. Grand Forks, North Dakota
  15. Racine
  16. Janesville
  17. Milwaukee
  18. Lincoln, Nebraska
  19. Iowa City, Iowa
  20. Corvallis, Oregon

WE’RE HISTORY!
May 18, 1980 – Ryne Sandberg’s errorless game streak comes to an end after 123 games and 584 chances in a 7-0 win in Houston over the Astros. Joe Morgan had held the previous record of 91 games.

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