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Brewers: Eric Thames hits first homer of spring in tie with Cubs

Brewers: Eric Thames hits first homer of spring in tie with Cubs

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Eric Thames homer, AP photo

The Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames, who grounded out in the first inning, had two hits, including his first spring home run, in a 7-7 tie with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz.

Milwaukee scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning on a Dustin Houle single and a throwing error — but that was before Chris Dominguez homered in the bottom of the inning and the Brewers tied the host Chicago Cubs 7-7 in a Cactus League game on Tuesday afternoon in Mesa, Arizona.

Eric Thames had two hits, including his first spring homer for the Brewers — leading off the fifth against Mike Montgomery.

Signed as a free agent, Thames was 4-for-24 with one extra-base hit prior to Tuesday’s game, which was played in front of 15,478 at Sloan Park.

Brewers starter Zach Davies was charged with six runs on six hits and three walks over three innings.

Cubs’ Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each hit solo homers off the right-hander.

“It was just rough,” Davies said. “I was not getting ahead of guys and (was) having to throw over the middle of the plate. That’s an All-Star lineup — not a team you want to do that to.”


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