CHICAGO — Willson Contreras, Javier Báez and David Bote homered throughout a four-run fourth inning to elevate the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-Three on Monday night time.
Trevor Williams pitched completely till Omar Narváez’s leadoff single within the sixth — Narváez additionally broke up a no-hit bid within the eighth inning Saturday towards Minnesota. Narváez added a three-run homer within the seventh.
Williams (1-0) was making his Cubs debut after 5 seasons with Pittsburgh. He pitched into the seventh, permitting two runs, two hits and two walks whereas placing out six.
Alec Mills, who no-hit Milwaukee as a starter final September, pitched the ninth for his first save.
Brett Anderson (0-1) allowed all of Chicago’s homers, giving up 4 runs and 4 hits over 5 innings whereas placing out 4.
Neither staff had a baserunner till the underside of the fourth, when Ian Happ drew a leadoff stroll from Anderson. Contreras got here up subsequent and knocked him residence with a drive that simply cleared the middle subject fence. Baez later homered to right-center, and Bote adopted with a blast to deep heart.
Chicago followers have been ready nearly 50 years to see a Cubs no-hitter at Wrigley Area. Milt Pappas final did so Sept. 2, 1972, in an 8-Zero win over San Diego.
The Cubs swapped right-handed relievers with San Diego earlier than the sport, buying Dauris Valdez for James Norwood. Valdez, a non-roster invitee to spring coaching the previous two seasons, has not pitched within the majors. Norwood was designated for project in late March after showing in three video games for Chicago in 2020.
Brewers: The membership introduced Monday that many gamers have acquired the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, nevertheless it didn’t disclose what proportion of gamers and staffers did so. Main League Baseball has introduced it will calm down protocols for groups that had 85% of their gamers and first subject workers vaccinated. “When it grew to become obtainable to us, lots of us jumped on it,” stated Hiura, one of many gamers who acquired the vaccine. … Supervisor Craig Counsell didn’t provide an replace on assistant coach Dave Yeager, who was hospitalized Saturday night time after collapsing on the sphere whereas tending to umpire CB Bucknor. He added, nonetheless, that he believes Yeager is doing effectively.
Cubs: Baez was struck close to the appropriate knee by reliever Eric Yardley within the sixth and Contreras took Devin Williams’ pitch off the entrance of his helmet an inning later. Each gamers remained within the sport. … C Austin Romine (proper knee soreness) left for the membership’s alternate web site in South Bend, Indiana, on Monday. Supervisor David Ross stated he expects Romine to get reside at-bats there earlier than he’s eligible to return off the 10-day injured checklist Thursday.
Brewers RHP Freddy Peralta faces Cubs righty Adbert Alzolay on Tuesday night time within the second of the three-game collection.