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Nathan gets win in return to majors; Cubs beat Brewers 6-5

Entering his first big league game in 16 months, Joe Nathan felt his heart racing while doing a full sprint to the mound.

Nathan has 377 career saves, and yet Sunday still felt like opening day all over again for the 41-year-old reliever.

Anthony Rizzo's three-run double in the seventh inning helped the Chicago Cubs overcome a four-run deficit and made a winner of Nathan in a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

"It was opening day for me today, and the adrenaline was ... through the roof. It was almost too much," Nathan said. "I almost needed a defibrillator for the run into the mound."

The six-time All-Star joined a club with World...

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