Bumgarner (0-3), who went 2-0 plus a five-inning save in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series against the Royals, allowed one run and seven hits while walking one and striking out four in six innings. It's the fact we don't quit. "I just thought he had his front-to-back stuff working, his change-up was very good".
The Cubs trailed by 4-1 after six innings and 4-2 through seven. They entered the ninth trailing the Brewers 4-3. With Addison Russell's walk-off, three-run homer on Wednesday, 2017 looked more like last season's magical run.
Reliever Jared Hughes gave up the triple to Jay that drove in Almora to make it 7-7.
Bryant opened the frame with a walk, and Rizzo's first-pitch single to right moved Bryant to third, where he was able to score on Russell's following single.
Reds slugger Duvall blasted a gram slam against Orioles ace Kevin Gausman, who was tagged for eight runs in just 2.2 innings of work.
The bullpen pitched four scoreless innings in relief of starter Kyle Hendricks, who gave up four hits and four runs in his five innings.
Thames had two doubles and three hits but ended his franchise record-tying homer streak at five games. "That's usually a pretty aggressive team", Nelson said of the Cubs.
"They kept extending at-bats and fouling off pitches, to their credit", Counsell said.
Hughes (1-1) allowed two hits and a run in two-thirds of an inning.
The Cubs then scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead for good. Wade Davis pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save.
Chicago (8-7) won its second straight - both comeback victories - while Milwaukee (8-8) has lost two in a row. Thames doubled with one out and Ryan Braun singled to put runners on the corners. Chicago is 9-3 in Hendricks' last 12 division starts and 5-0 in their last 5 games against a left-handed starter while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Anderson recovered to throw out Santana at first.
Cubs: LHP Jon Lester (0-0, 1.00) starts against Cincinnati, opening a nine-game trip for the Cubs against RHP Tim Adleman (0-0, 2.25).
Hahn (1-1) did not allow a hit until Mike Napoli's single to left with one out in the fourth. Baltimore led 2-0 after Machado's sacrifice fly in the fifth. Given when Thames has done for the past week or so, issuing him a walk was the lesser of evils, but Travis Shaw rendered this irrelevant with his 1-1 blast.
The Cubs got two runs back in the third when Jay walked and leadoff batter Schwarber launched a two-run homer - his third of the season - to right.
If anything, surviving a 4-5 homestand like no other staged in a century of Wrigley Field history might have been as significant as any other feat during the early part of the season so far.