Notion that Darvish doesn't compete is 'fabricated and false — Cubs' Maddon

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Manager Joe Maddon told reporters Wednesday that Bryant is "fine", but will need to meet with Cubs team doctor Stephen Adams on Thursday.

"The dialogue has gotten a little bit out of control", Maddon said. Davidson, who drove in three runs, has seven home runs this season - five against the Royals.

Brewers first baseman Eric Thames had surgery on his left thumb, and Milwaukee said it expects him to return in six-to-eight weeks. Darvish was sharp in this one, yielding just three hits and two walks while recording eight strikeouts.

Yu Darvish avoided the fifth-inning blues on a cool Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, leaving the mound to chants of "Yuuuu" after throwing six strong innings against Milwaukee.

Darvish got his second big league double and fifth hit with a drive into the right-field corner in the fifth inning against Brent Suter. Tillman (1-4) struck out five and walked two on 98 pitches to get Baltimore its second win in 13 games. Tyler Chatwood has struggled in his two home starts this year, but I see him getting back on track in this one against a Milwaukee team that has scored just two total runs in the first two games of this series.

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But the Brewers loaded the bases against Steve Cishek in the seventh, and tied it on Christian Yelich's sacrifice fly off Brian Duensing.

Jeremy Jeffress fanned Almora for the second out and got Javier Baez to bounce to Sogard, who allowed the ball to squib out of his glove near second, then threw wildly past the base while trying for an inning-ending forceout.

Bryant missed the last four games after being plunked in the head during last Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Pedro Strop picked up the win in relief. Once again after retiring the first two hitters he got into trouble, giving up a single to Suter and walking Cain.

Carl Edwards Jr. pitched a ideal eighth, and Brandon Morrow finished it off with a flawless ninth, striking out Ryan Braun for his sixth save. Kluber (4-1) reached double figures in strikeouts for the 41st time and avenged his only loss this season. "I don't think there's anything sinister to this point".