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THE FIRST PITCH A daily recap of the latest Cubs victory along with our take on both Chicago and national sports.

Cubs 7 Brewers 2 – A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE



  1. Jake Arrieta lost his bid for a second no-hitter in a row on the first Brewer batter of the game. While not as sharp as usual, Jake went five innings to become the first Cubs pitcher to 5-0 in his first five starts since Greg Maddux in 2006.
  2. David Ross hit a solo home run, Ben Zobrist smacked a two-run single and Anthony Rizzo and Tommy La Stella each hit RBI doubles for the Cubs, now 16-5 and off to their best start since going 17-4 in 1907.
  3. Rizzo’s 23 RBI’s is the most by a Cubs player in April since Derrek Lee drove in 28 in 2008.
  4. The Cub batters continued eating up opposing pitching by drawing eleven walks while chasing starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann now 0-4 and sporting a 9.15 ERA.
  5. Kris Bryant suffered a mild sprain while running the bases and left the game early to receive a precautionary MRI.



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