Bandy leads surging Brewers to 6-3 victory over Cubs

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Manager Craig Counsell made the announcement Friday before Milwaukee's series opener at Wrigley Field against the Cubs. 1B Eric Thames, back in the lineup for the first time since Sunday, had a single, two walks and two runs.

Braves 7, Nationals 4 • Nick Markakis hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning and Kurt Suzuki added a two-run homer to give host Atlanta to a win over Washington.

Chicago's Eddie Butler lasted three-plus innings in his second start of the season, allowing two runs, three hits and five walks.

Cubs reliever Mike Montgomery (0-3) worked two middle innings and took the loss. He left after grabbing his right side while running out an RBI double in the seventh. Collins is 498-514 in seven seasons with NY.

Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer (4-4) continued his dominance against Houston, yielding five hits and three runs while fanning a season-high nine in 5 2/3 innings to improve to 7-0 in seven career starts against the Astros.

The Cubs loaded the bases on Espino with none out in the fourth, setting up a two-run single up the middle by Willson Contreras that drove in Anthony Rizzo and Ian Happ for a 3-2 Chicago lead. Longoria began the game in an 0-for-12 rut. His go-ahead hit came with two outs after Tyler Clippard (0-2) walked two and struck out a pair.

Danny Farquhar (2-1) induced an inning-ending double play from Aaron Judge in the eighth before Alex Colome got three outs to pick up his 11th save.

Rangers 5, Tigers 3 • Mike Napoli and Joey Gallo hit homers, giving visiting Texas enough offense to help it hold on for a win over Detroit, its 10th straight win. Matt Bush earned his fifth save in six chances, but it didn't come easy.

Daniel Norris (2-3) allowed five runs and seven hits while striking out eight over 5 2-3 innings. He has won only one of his last six starts.

CINCINNATI - Alexi Amarista hit a three-run homer and a run-scoring single during Colorado's eight-run rally on Friday night, and the Rockies extended the best start in their history with a victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds.

Amarista's three-run shot off Lisalverto Bonilla (0-2) sparked the big sixth-inning rally. Nolan Arenado had a two-run homer off Wandy Peralta.

Thames has 13 homers, 25 RBIs and is batting.313. The Cubs gave up two first-inning runs on Friday and have allowed 43 first-inning runs this season, translating into a 9.43 ERA. Anderson had a 7.78 ERA in his four previous road starts.

Indians 5, Astros 3 • Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall had solo shots to help Cleveland to a victory at Houston.