Plunked again, Contreras hits back with HR, Cubs beat Brews

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Willson Contreras struck back after getting put once again by the Makers, striking a two-run homer in the 8th inning and enjoying his journey around the bases as the Chicago Cubs rallied previous Milwaukee 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Contreras, who has actually currently been struck by a pitch from the Makers 3 times this season, got his vengeance when he struck a towering drive to left-center off Brent Suter (0-1). The long drive thrilled the big contingent of Cubs fans at Milwaukee’s American Household Field.

After leaving the batter’s box, Contreras turned himself around and turned his bat back towards the Cubs dugout prior to starting his trot.

Contreras put his finger to his lips numerous times as he rounded the bases, as if to hush Milwaukee fans. He strolled the last number of actions to the plate.

Makers starter Brandon Woodruff struck Contreras in the 4th inning. Contreras likewise was struck by pitches from Milwaukee’s Devin Williams and Brad Boxberger throughout the Cubs-Brewers series at Wrigley Field.

This most current event caused a heated minute in between these 2 NL Central competitors, who are taking on 9 times this month.

When Woodruff was at the plate in the 5th inning, Cubs reducer Ryan Tepera tossed behind him. Woodruff and Tepera exchanged words later.

The Makers produced a two-out hazard in the bottom of the 8th when Andrew Chafin strolled Keston Hiura and struck Travis Shaw with a pitch, however Craig Kimbrel got Avisaíl García to strike an inning-ending bouncer to 3rd.

Kimbrel then worked around a two-out walk in the ninth to make his 3rd conserve. Pedro Strop (1-0) made the win with one inning of nothing relief.

Milwaukee gathered simply 3 hits versus a series of 6 Cubs pitchers. The Makers’ only runs began Luis Urías’ two-run homer in the 2nd off Alec Mills, who was pushed into task since arranged starter Kyle Hendricks wasn’t feeling well.

Cubs authorities stated they scratched Hendricks out of an abundance of care and didn’t define the nature of the right-hander’s health problems. Cubs bullpen coach Chris Young and very first base coach Craig Chauffeur have actually evaluated favorable for COVID-19. Supervisor David Ross stated prior to Tuesday’s video game that none of his gamers have actually evaluated favorable.

The Makers squandered a great efficiency from Brandon Woodruff, who set out 6 and enabled simply one run and 3 hits in 6 innings.

This marked the seventh straight video game in which a Makers starter had actually operated at least 5 innings while permitting no greater than one run. That matched a franchise record, as the Makers likewise achieved that task in 7 straight video games in August 2011.

The only run Woodruff enabled can be found in the 4th inning when Contreras was struck by a pitch, relocated to 3rd on Anthony Rizzo’s single and scored on Kris Bryant’s sacrifice fly.


Cubs: INF Matt Duffy went on the coronavirus-related hurt list. The Cubs currently had actually put reducers Brandon Worker, Jason Adam and Dan Winkler on that list Monday. Ross stated prior to the video game that the Cubs prepared to “err on the side of care” with any player feeling any kind of symptom.

The Cubs filled Duffy’s spot on the roster by adding infielder Ildemaro Vargas from the organization’s alternate site in South Bend, Indiana.

Brewers: OF Christian Yelich missed a second straight game with a sore back. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said it’s “not out of the question” that the 2018 NL MVP could return for Wednesday afternoon’s game. “We’re taking it day by day,” Counsell said.

On his 35th birthday, Lorenzo Cain exited the game after two innings due to discomfort in his left quadriceps.


The Cubs and Brewers finish their three-game series with a Wednesday matinee in Milwaukee. Scheduled starters are Jake Arrieta (2-0, 2.25 ERA) for the Cubs and Corbin Burnes (0-1, 0.73) for the Brewers.


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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.