Chicago Sports News: 4/9/17


Chicago Cubs 7 – Milwaukee Brewers 4

Highlights:  Kyle Schwarber and Ben Zobrist hit home runs and Jake Arrieta threw seven strong innings as the Cubs got double-digit hits for the second straight game and took the weekend series from the Milwaukee Brewers with a 7-4 victory Sunday. Chicago scored four runs in the top of the first off Brewers starter Zach Davies (0-2) on a two-run double by Addison Russell and a two-run triple from Jason Heyward. Arrieta (2-0) allowed just three hits with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, the only blemish on his line a three-run home run hit by Ryan Braun in the third. The right-hander retired 13 of the 14 batters following Braun’s home run, including a stretch of five consecutive strikeouts. 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. Cubs closer Wade Davis came on to get the final out.


Chicago White Sox 1 – Minnesota Twins 4

Highlights:  Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco homered to back Ervin Santana‘s six scoreless innings as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Sunday for their best start since 2010. Jose Quintana (0-2) regrouped from a rough opening day start to allow two runs and strike out seven in 6 1/3 innings. Cody Asche‘s single in the second was Chicago’s only hit until Jose Abreu singled in the sixth. Brandon Kintzler got four outs for his third save in three opportunities.


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