Brewers rally for five in ninth in win over Cubs
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist had two hits and Anthony Rizzo had two RBIs, but the Chicago Cubs lost 5-4 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday.
Zobrist's single in the sixth came during a three-run rally that was topped off by Rizzo's two-run double off reliever Blaine Boyer.
Cubs starter John Lester went five innings, allowing two hits, walking one and striking out two.
The Brewers' Michael Blazek started in place of Jimmy Nelson, who was scratched due to an illness. The hope is he can start a minor league game on Saturday in order to remain on track to start the second game of the regular season.
Blazek went two innings, allowing one hit and striking out one before Chris Capuano replaced him.