Published: Sun, April 29, 2018
Health Care | By Belinda Paul

Yu Darvish strikes out eight Brewers, gets no-decision

Yu Darvish strikes out eight Brewers, gets no-decision

The Cubs' Kyle Schwarber (right) celebrates with third base coach Brian Butterfield after hitting a home run against the Brewers in the sixth inning Thursday at Wrigley Field. Darvish yielded just three hits against the Brewers with eight strikeouts and two walks.

The Cubs' lineup will get a big boost Saturday against the Brewers with Kris Bryant, who missed four games after being struck in the head with a pitch, and Ben Zobrist returning to action. The Triple-A callup has allowed just one earned run over 15.1 innings pitched with a 2-0 record in three starts.

"If you're the manager on the other team and I send the lineup over and he's not on it, you kind of smile or snicker a little bit", he said.

With the game tied 2-2 and runners on the corners with two outs in the seventh, Javier Baez hit a grounder towards short that Eric Sogard booted for an error, allowing the go-ahead run to score.

It was Darvish's fifth start of the season, and he is still winless with three no-decisions and two losses.

"Sometimes when you need to get out of your zone, you need to be reminded of it", Maddon said.

Darvish said he felt like he was lapsing after Milwaukee starter Brent Suter singled off him in the fifth, but Maddon's advice kept him on track. "Don't worry about the past and keep going".

Carl Edwards Jr. pitched a ideal eighth, and Brandon Morrow finished it off with a flawless ninth, striking out Ryan Braun for his sixth save.

Mets 5, Padres 1 • Jacob deGrom held San Diego to five hits in 7 1/3 innings to win for the first time in four starts and Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer to lead NY in San Diego.

The four-time All-Star, signed to a six-year contract, entered with just one solid outing: He allowed one run over six innings at Milwaukee on April 7. Guerra has yet to get out of the sixth inning, with 78 to 93 pitches thrown when yanked.

Milwaukee lost its second straight one-run game to the Cubs on a chilly, windy day. Albert Almora Jr. led off with a double, extending his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games, before Baez singled him home, also extending his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games.

"I still believe tried and true methods, meaning don't be trying to hit home runs all the time, move the baseball with two strikes, use the whole field, make adaptations, make adjustments", he said.

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