Two days later, the Cubs beat the Brewers to win their fourth series in five so far this season. He also has a tendency to step up and come up with big hits in the late innings.
Hughes (1-1) allowed two hits and a run in two-thirds of an inning. Two walks and a hit lead to the Cubs scoring a run against Carlos Torres in the bottom of the sixth inning to make it a 4-2 ball game.
Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell reacts after hitting a three-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Neftali Feliz in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Chicago. Russell's homer came on Feliz's 33rd pitch of the game, which is the most pitches he'd thrown in a game in almost a year, since April 24, 2016.
The Chicago Cubs fell behind early in the game and were staring at their fifth loss in their last six games.
Trying for his first four-out save this year, Feliz (0-2) struck out Javier Baez to strand a runner on third in the eighth.
Having lost five of the first eight games at home was unexpected to the Wrigley Field faithful over the inaugural homestand of the season for their World Champion Cubs.
Stats: Szczur is hitting.125 (1 for 7) with a run scored in six games. In 2016, he finished with a career high 22 home runs.
That's a walk-off, and that's two straight wins for the Cubs after losing four in a row.
Washington's Sammy Solis pitched a scoreless eighth inning but closer Blake Treinen loaded the bases in the ninth and allowed a run. Jon Jay walked with one out, and pinch-hitter Miguel Montero singled to right. Kevin Gausman (1-1) started for Baltimore and didn't make it through the third inning, allowing 13 of 20 batters to reach base.
NOTES: Brewers 1B Eric Thames has hit safely in all 11 of his starts.
And the only series they've lost so far was the weekend sweep by the Pirates that involved blown leads in all three games - while Edwards, their best reliever, was on bereavement leave.
Gonzalez pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning, Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia homered off Luis Severino, and Chicago won in NY to stop New York's eight-game winning streak.