"Just going for a pole", said Russell, who slammed a walk-off three-run homer with one out in the ninth to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 7-4 victory in a Wrigley Field series finale. Anderson pitched a flawless second inning but gave up two more runs in the third.
Grimm (1-0, 8.10 ERA) got Orlando Arcia to hit a grounder back to him and then struck out Jimmy Nelson and Jonathan Villar to polish off the 16-pitch outing.
Miami's Ichiro Suzuki provided a bit of nostalgia with a solo home run on the first pitch of the ninth inning, in possibly his final at-bat at Safeco Field. Travis Shaw and Jett Bandy homered off Hendricks, who finished third in the NL Cy Young Award voting past year (see full recap).
On Tuesday, it was with a big sixth inning.
Justin Grimm got his first win of the season and Wade Davis got his 3rd save of the year as the Cubs' bullpen gave up just 1 walk down the stretch from the 5th inning on to seal the win.
Bryant and Zobrist are going to hit, and while he is only on pace to hit around 11 home runs this season, Anthony Rizzo is certain to crush that mark. Chase Headley and Aaron Hicks also went deep to give NY a season high four home runs.
Trailing 4-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday, it appeared the Chicago Cubs were on their way to dropping two out of three to their NL Central counterpart.
Jackie Robinson a golden Dodger now immortalized in bronze
This is a tremendous way to pay respect to a man that did so much for the game of baseball and the larger society as a whole. This is the third straight year UCLA has unveiled special Jackie Robinson-inspired jerseys to honor his memory.
A night after totaling four hits - none that left the infield - in a 4-1 loss to Chicago, the Yankees battered Covey early.
Haniger led the charge.
Athletics 4, Rangers 2: Andrew Triggs, who hasn't given up an earned run in 17 2/3 innings this season, helped Oakland snap a four-game slide. Chase Headley and Aaron Hicks also went deep to give NY a season high four home runs.
Thames set a Brewers record by getting a hit in his 12th straight start to begin the season. Real-life baseball doesn't always work out that way, but the Cubs are heading to Cincinnati to face the Reds, a team they dominated in 2016.
Bandy quickly restored the two-run lead with a homer to open the second inning.
Toronto scored three unearned runs in the second after Troy Tulowitzki reached leading off on a throwing error by third baseman Pablo Sandoval.