Brewers edge Cubs with Hrs from Yelich and Wong, Adames has two hits

Christian Yelich and Kolten Wong homered for the second straight game, Garrett Mitchell drove in two runs on his first hit as a major league player, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-7 on Sunday.

Mitchell, Milwaukee’s first-round pick in the 2020 draft, debuted Saturday as a defensive replacement after being recalled from Triple-A Nashville, where he was batting .343 with nine RBIs in 20 games.

The 23-year-old outfielder flied out in his first at-bat, in the third inning. Mitchell then hit a two-run single in the next inning off Sean Newcomb (2-1) to put Milwaukee ahead for good, 3-2.

Yelich continued the attack by hitting an 0-1 fastball over the far left-field wall, his 11th home run of the season, and Wong added another two-run homer in the fifth inning to give the Brewers a 7-4 advantage.

Eric Lauer (10-5) allowed four runs in five innings, Nico Hoerner hit a two-run homer in the fifth.

For the Brewers, Dominican Willy Adames 5-2 with two runs scored. The Venezuelan Omar Narváez 4-1 with a run scored.

For the Cubs, Dominican Franmil Reyes 4-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Brazilian Yan Gomes 3-0 with an RBI. The Venezuelans Willson Contreras 1-0, Rafael Ortega 2-0. Puerto Rican Nelson Velázquez 2-0.

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