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Brewers lose to Cubs 8-4, split series at Wrigley

Junior Guerra and the defense falter

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Well, Brewers fan, that wasn’t the ending we wanted to see. After three-consecutive shutout victories against the Chicago Cubs, the Milwaukee Brewers were beaten out of the Windy City in an 8-4 loss.

Our hero Junior Guerra carries most of the blame for dropping the second game of this two-game series. The 2018 Brewers ace allowed six earned runs in just 3.2 innings.

Milwaukee’s defense didn’t do much to help. The defense missed multiple diving plays, Eric Thames was charged with an error at first, and Guerra even threw two wild pitches to help the team get behind early.

Not only did the Brewers get pummeled, but the team lost Ryan Braun and Manny Piña to injuries before things were finished. Braun left the game with tightness in his right rib cage. Piña made contact with Cubs second baseman Javier Baez while running the bases and left the game the next inning. There’s no word yet on the severity of Piña’s injury.

The loss puts Milwaukee back to three games behind Chicago in the NL Central. The St. Louis Cardinals are just 1.5 games behind the Crew but have two games against the Washington Nationals.

After a day off, the Brewers head to St. Louis for a three-game weekend series. Freddy Peralta (5-3, 4.47 ERA) takes on Jack Flaherty (6-6, 3.22 ERA). First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.