Addison Russell hits walk-off homer as Cubs top Brewers

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Addison Russell hit a three-run homer off Neftali Feliz that capped a four-run ninth inning and lifted the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 on Wednesday. A ninth inning single from Kris Bryant tied it, and two hitters later, Russell's second home run of the season ended the game in emphatic fashion.

The Padres' Jhoulys Chacin (2-2) allowed three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in eight innings. Real-life baseball doesn't always work out that way, but the Cubs are heading to Cincinnati to face the Reds, a team they dominated in 2016.

The Cubs trailed by 4-1 after six innings and 4-2 through seven. Bandy made it 3-0 in the second with a lead-off solo home run to left, his fourth.

"He's really rolling right now, he's feeling it and using the whole field hard", Chicago manager Joe Maddon said. "It did just that, and we came away with a win".

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Padres starter Jarred Cosart (0-1) retired the first 10 Diamondbacks he faced before departing the game before the fourth inning was over with a strained right hamstring muscle.

The Chicago Cubs needed only a hit from Addison Russell to complete a come-from-behind win over the Milwaukee Brewers. "In general, the stories are probably not going to be about controversies within that clubhouse, because I think we have a good group".

On Tuesday, it was with a big sixth inning.

It all started three and a half hours before Russell's blast, and that after a rain delay that ran 55 minutes.

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Grimm (1-0, 8.10 ERA) got Orlando Arcia to hit a grounder back to him and then struck out Jimmy Nelson and Jonathan Villar to polish off the 16-pitch outing.

Kershaw (3-1) allowed two runs on five hits.

Following a one-out walk to outfielder Jon Jay to start the rally in the ninth, two singles courtesy of catcher Miguel Montero and Bryant set up first baseman Anthony Rizzo to win it, but a groundout allowed Russell to be the one to end it.

Judge followed Starlin Castro's three-run shot in the fifth with his 448-foot drive for the Yankees' first back-to-back homers of the season.

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Vargas (3-0) scattered four hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts and no walks, his 12th straight start allowing two runs or fewer - the longest streak by a left-hander in franchise history. Schwarber struck out as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and popped out in the ninth. Jason Heyward also added two hits and a run, raising his season average to an impressive.300 clip. They're also a flawless 6-0 in their last six road games when facing a right-handed starter and have won four straight games a righty overall.

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