Gonzalez powers Brewers past Cubs, 7-4

Preview: Brewers at Indians

Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in Milwaukee’s
five-run first inning, sending the Brewers to a 7-4 victory over the
Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

The Brewers had no problem adjusting to the weather on the chilly
40-degree evening. They sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning against Paul Maholm (0-1).

Chris Narveson (1-0) pitched five innings to improve to 7-1 with a
3.52 ERA in 14 career games against Chicago. The left-hander allowed
three runs, two earned, and six hits.

Maholm’s outing ended after four innings. He allowed six runs and six
hits.

Chicago’s starters allowed seven earned runs in the first games.