Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) walks off the field with manager Joe Maddon during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Milwaukee. Jimmy Nelson went 6 innings, giving up just 1 earned run on 4 hits with 8 strikeouts.
Baez gave up a thumbs up and was able to walk off after the play, but the Cubs understandably removed him from the game.
Baez wasn't put in concussion protocol, the Tribune reported. The left side of Baez's head appeared to hit Heyward's elbow as both sprinted after a pop fly by Milwaukee's Hernan Perez in the sixth inning of Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Brewers. He has said: "As soon as I turned, I saw J-Hey right in my face".
The Chicago Cubs are now in a battle with the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park as both Brett Anderson and Jimmy Nelson have pitched well. That news should come as a relief for Cubs' fans as when the collision occurred last night, thoughts of Kyle Schwarber's collision with Dexter Fowler at the beginning of the 2016 season resurfaced.
The Brewers mobbed Ryan Braun at home plate after he scored the winning run by beating a desperate throw home from catcher Willson Contreras. "There was a lot going on", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.
With the tie still intact, Montgomery came out for his third inning of work for Chicago and quickly found himself in trouble as Braun opened the inning with a base hit.
Reds 2, Cardinals 0: Amir Garrett pitched two-hit ball for six innings to win his major league debut, a sharp start for the former St. John's basketball player as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Brewers OF Keon Broxton was not in the starting lineup a day after he was struck in the helmet by a pitch. The Brewers' game-tying rally in the sixth began innocently enough as Anderson got two quick outs to start the inning. This is a game I see Chicago bouncing back and running away with, so I'll take them on the run line to give my bet more value. I don't care. It was just an accident.
"I wish we could win every series", John Lackey said.
TWINS 3, WHITE SOX 1: Phil Hughes pitched six strong innings for his first win in nearly a year, and Minnesota beat Chicago for its first 4-0 start since 1987. Milone made his Brewers debut on Monday when he replaced Guerra on the mound.