ROSEMONT, Ill. The Skinny: The combination of LHP Jake Dahlberg, who kept the Milwaukee Milkmen scoreless through five innings, and catcher Garrett Hope, who blasted an early two-run home run, powered the Chicago Dogs past Milwaukee, 3-2. Hope’s two-run home run in the third inning put Chicago ahead, 2-0. Later on, Dylan Tice mashed two-run long ball to even the game in the top of the sixth. Minutes later, Michael Crouse scored from third base on a passed ball to give the Dogs a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the inning. That lead held to the end, as Adam Choplick earned the save for Chicago.

Winning Pitcher: LHP Jake Dahlberg 

Losing Pitcher: RHP Taylor Ahearn

Save: LHP Adam Choplick

Star of the Game: Jake Dahlberg. Dahlberg dealt a season-high 6.2 innings in the win, allowing just three hits and two runs.

Next: 

  • Who? Chicago Dogs vs. Milwaukee Milkmen, Game Two
  • Where? Impact Field, Rosemont, Ill.
  • When? Friday, 7:05 p.m. CDT
  • Pitching matchup? RHP Ryan Kussmaul vs.  LHP Luke Westphal (Chicago)
  • Broadcast: AABaseball.tv

Extra Bite: Victor Roache belted a double in the third inning, making tonight his fourth consecutive game with an extra-base hit.