Davies looks to rebound in 2nd start as Brewers host Cubs

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NL MVP Kris Bryant broke out of his early slump with his first three RBIs of the season and the Cubs overcame a shaky start by Kyle Hendricks to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-6 Saturday night.

TWINS 3, WHITE SOX 1: Phil Hughes pitched six strong innings for his first win in nearly a year, and Minnesota beat Chicago for its first 4-0 start since 1987.

The 29-year-old Anderson, who spent most of last year on the Dodgers' disabled list with a back injury, worked 5⅔ innings against the Brewers, giving up five hits and a run in the sixth inning that enabled the Brewers to tie the score at 1-1.

The defending World Series champions capped their first trip to Miller Park this season Sunday afternoon by winning another one-sided affair, this time beating the Brewers, 7-4. The Brewers wouldn't get another hit until Domingo Santana's home run in the 9th.

He told the newspaper: '(Heyward) got me very good, but good thing it wasn't the full elbow or knee'.

Brewers: Braun returned to the lineup after missing Saturday's game with lower back tightness.

"It was a fun game, for sure", Milwaukee manage Craig Counsell said. Zobrist is hitting just.167 but has reached base in each of the Cubs' four games this season.

It didn't take Nick Franklin long to make an impact for the Brewers, as he homered in just his second at-bat since being claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay.

Baez was not in the concussion protocol, the Cubs said.

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The Chicago Cubs very almost lost one of their top young players to a serious injury Friday night. "I know Joe well enough to know that as time goes on sometimes he just plays the hot hand; sometimes he doesn't; sometimes there's no rhyme or reason to it a lot from our standpoint".

Chicago second baseman Javier Baez left the game in the sixth with a left eye contusion after colliding with outfielder Jason Heyward for a shallow fly that fell for a hit.

This despite starting every postseason game at second past year, earning national celebrity on that stage, then repeating his flashy success during the World Baseball Classic this spring.

Vince Velasquez (0-1) struck out 10, but allowed four runs in four innings.

Milwaukee will counter with Zach Davies, who'd like to bounce back after allowing six runs over 4 1/3 innings in his 2017 debut.

It fit so well because tonight the Brewers played a very tight game against the Cubs, seizing upon the opportunities they got on offense and riding the sparkling performance of Jimmy Nelson.

Shelby Miller (1-0) allowed three runs in 5 1-3 innings.

Inherited runners-scored - Suter 1-1, Hughes 1-0.