Day 2 at Wrigley Field North and John Lackey is searching for his eighth win of the season. His last appearance in May against the Brewers, he only gave up a run on four hits but did not get a decision as the Cubs lost by one in the 13th inning. He’s taking on the 23 year old righty, Zach Davies, who is facing the Cubs for the first time this season sporting a 6-4 record.
Dexter Fowler would not lead off this game with home run. Anthony Rizzo would double but that would be in all the action in the first. Wilson Contreras and Addison Russell would walk in the second but again no runs. Kris Bryant would single in the third but no runs. Davies would retire the next nine Cubs but is still taken out in the top of the 7th after giving uo a leadoff single to Ben Zobrist. After getting Contreras out, Will Smith would replace Davies. After giving up a single to Heyward, Russell would drive in Zo, giving the Cubs their first run of the game.
John Lackey would strike out the first batter but gives up a single to Scooter Gennett but Lackey gets the second out. Jonathan Lucroy would get into a full count after several foul balls and Pat Hughes more or less calling it, Lucroy sends a line drive to left center for a two run home run.
Lackey would add a couple base runners in the second and third but doesn’t earn anymore runs. In the top of the 4th, he would give up a solo home run to Kirk Nieuwenhuis sending Bernie down the slide again. Lackey makes it through the 5th and 6th inning with no issues.
Clayton Richard enters the game in the bottom of the 7th giving up a double to Hernan Perez, then hits Ramon Flores. Maddon would bring Adam Warren in. Jake Elmore would pinch hit for Will Smith sacrifice bunting to push both runners up but Warren gets out of the inning. He would stay in for the 8th, gets two outs but puts Ryan Braun and Lucroy on. Maddon would bring in newly acquired Mike Montgomery who gives up a three run home run to Kirk Nieuwenhuis putting the Brewers up 6-1.
Carlos Torres would come in giving up a single to Zo but would close out the game giving the W to the Brewers. Lackey would be charged with a Loss today putting him at 7 and 7 on the season.
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