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The Cubs tied for the fourth time this spring and Puerto Rico beat the Dominican Republic in the WBC.

Cubs 7, Brewers 7

For the fourth time this spring, the Cubs and their opponent played to a tie. The Brewers scored two times in the top of the ninth for a 7-6 lead and Chris Dominguez homered in the bottom of the ninth to deadlock the game. Kris Bryant hit a solo bomb in the first, his third, and Willson Contreras ripped an opposite field two-run homer in the second. Ian Happ, Chesny Young, Eloy Jimenez, Jeimer Candelario, Victor Caratini, Taylor Davis and Bijan Rademacher got into the game late and all went 0-for-1.

Brett Anderson got the start and allowed two runs on six hits over three innings. The left-hander walked one and fanned three. The other lefty battling for the fifth spot, Mike Montgomery, tossed three innings and also surrender six hits. The Brewers scored three times, two earned, and Montgomery fanned two. Felix Pena worked a 1-2-3 seventh and Pierce Johnson fanned the side in a scoreless eighth. In the ninth, Jose Rosario surrendered two runs, one earned, on a hit and two walks.

Cubs (6-8-4) send Kyle Hendricks to the mound on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks at Sloan Park. 

World Baseball Classic

Japan earned a trip to Los Angeles for the semi-finals with a 8-3 win over Israel. Japan finished Pool E at 3-0 an Israel ends pool play at 1-2. Japan will be joined by the Netherlands (2-1), who beat Cubs (0-3) 14-1 in a game shortened to seven innings.……Puerto Rico took an early advantage in Pool F with a 3-1 win over the Dominican Republic. Yadier Molina hit a homer and then threw out a runner at second that almost broke the Internet last night. 2B Javier Baez celebrated the out before he caught the ball and made a no-look tag. Baez also scored a run and went 0-for-3…….Cubs minor league prospect Jhondaniel Medina will pitch for Venezuela in the second round.


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