Rizzo hits 3-run homer as Cubs beat Brewers and Lohse 11-7
Kyle Lohse gives up 7 earned runs in loss to Chicago
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer off Kyle Lohse, and Jason Hammel allowed one run in five innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7 Wednesday.
Tommy La Stella homered starting the third, Dexter Fowler walked, Jorge Soler singled and Rizzo sent an 0-2 pitch from Lohse over the left-field fence.
Fowler hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Lohse, who allowed seven runs, eight hits and four walks in four innings. Jorge Soler hit a two-run homer off Will Smith in the fifth.
Hammel gave up one run and six hits in five innings, struck out five and walked none.
An announced crowd of 13,375 at Sloan Park raised the Cubs’ home total to 222,415, an MLB spring-training record that topped Chicago’s total of 213,815 last year.