The Milwaukee Brewers (70-46) dominate the Chicago Cubs (52-65) once again this afternoon, 17-4, at Wrigley Field.
In the first ever four-game sweep of the Cubs, Milwaukee outscored Chicago 37-9. Make it nine consecutive wins over the Cubs overall. Milwaukee now leads the All-Time series with the Cubs, 198-197.
The Milwaukee Brewers are the second team in MLB to reach 70 wins.
Luis Urías set a Milwaukee Brewers single-game franchise record with five extra-base hits today.
Urías postgame said: “It was a fun four days here in Chicago.”
Manny Pina had his second multi-home run game of the season as he went 3-for-6 with two home runs and six RBI.
Brandon Woodruff said that the comebacker at the end of the third inning got all glove and didn’t get him in the leg at all. He said his breaking stuff was some of the best it’s been this year, but he couldn’t get ahead in a count.
Woody only lasted three innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits and three walks while striking out three.
Josh Hader returned from the Covid IL and pitched a scoreless eighth inning while striking out all three batters. It’s nice to have him back in the bullpen!
Hunter Strickland (1-1) got the win today by pitching a scoreless fourth inning.
The Milwaukee Brewers will travel to PNC Park to play the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-74) this weekend. First pitch for tomorrow (Friday, August 13) is set for 6:05 PM (Central Time).
Brett Anderson (4-5, 3.54 ERA) is the scheduled starter for Milwaukee.
Mitch Keller (3-9, 7.06 ERA) is the scheduled starter for Pittsburgh.