Darvish rebounds in Cubs' victory

Cubs rotation finally living up to the hype after dominating Brewers in series sweep

Kris Bryant will miss his fourth straight game on Friday since being hit with a 96 miles per hour fastball that ricocheted off the brim of his helmet during Sunday's wild win against the Colorado Rockies. Manager Joe Maddon said the 2016 NL MVP might be available off the bench for Chicago's series opener against Milwaukee.

It was Darvish's fifth start of the season, and he is still winless with three no-decisions and two losses. He yielded just 3 hits against the Brewers with 8 strikeouts and 2 walks, lowering his ERA from 6.86 to 5.26.

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.

Darvish even added a double at the plate, which was one of only seven hits the Cubs had. Tillman (1-4) struck out five and walked two on 98 pitches to get Baltimore its second win in 13 games.

The Brewers other run scored on a first inning sac-fly from Jesus Agiluar. First baseman Anthony Rizzo was brief, but optimistic, with his comments regarding Bryant. Darvish left with a 2-1 lead, but Milwaukee tied the score in the seventh off the bullpen to deny Darvish his first victory with Chicago. Russell took second when Jason Heyward sacrificed and was held by third base coach Brian Butterfield when pinch-hitter Victor Caratini singled to right.

Yu Darvish delivers a pitch against the Brewers on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Meanwhile, the Brewers will look to get back to their winning ways.

DIAMONDBACKS 5, NATIONALS 4 A.J. Pollack homered and scored three runs to help Arizona beat host Washington.

Phillies 7, Braves 3 • Odubel Herrera hit two homers, Jorge Alfaro also went deep and Aaron Nola pitched seven innings to help host Philadelphia beat Atlanta. PIRATES 6, CARDINALS 5 (11): Starling Marte's game-ending single in the 11th inning lifted Pittsburgh over the St. Louis. BNola (3-1) settled in nicely after allowing three runs in the first. Milwaukee only managed four hits in the game.

Rangers 6, Blue Jays 4 • Ronald Guzman hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning, and Texas beat visiting Toronto. Davidson, who drove in three runs, has seven home runs this season - five against the Royals.

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