Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs jumped on Kyle Lohse early and beat the Milwaukee Brewers
4-2 at Wrigley Field.
Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada (2-1) was coasting until he was chased in the seventh, when he allowed back-t0-back home runs to Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado. Wada allowed two runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Kyle Lohse (11-7) allowed four runs on seven hits in three innings, and tweaked his right ankle during an at-bat. It was the shortest outing of the season.
Lohse’s injury isn’t believed to be serious, but it’s not certain whether or not he’ll be able to make his next start on Aug. 19 against Toronto.
The Brewers can’t afford to lose another starter. They’re already without Matt Garza, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
Marco Estrada came on in relief of Lohse and held the Cubs down for four innings. He allowed two hits and struck out two.