Well, it got scary towards the end, but the Milwaukee Brewers held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 13-10. The bats carried the Crew to victory, although it got unnecessarily close in the games final moments.
Milwaukee’s offense got going almost immediately. The MVP Christian Yelich started the scoring with an RBI double that brought Lorenzo Cain in. Ryan Braun cleaned Yelich up with a single, taking an early 2-0 lead.
Yelich added another RBI with a force out in the second and then, Milwaukee broke out the home run bats. Braun hit his second bomb of the season to finish the second. Hernan Perez and Yasmani Grandal both hit their first bombs of the year in the third. That power display brought the Milwaukee Nine up 8-0.
Of course, things are never easy with the Cubs. They just had to hit a home run of their own. Daniel Descalso went yard for three runs off Brandon Woodruff, followed by a Khris Bryant RBI double.
Woodruff only went four before being replaced by Chase Anderson. Unfortunately, the pitcher formally known as ChACE gave up a bomb of his own to Wilson Contreras, bringing the score to 8-5.
Orlando Arcia answered Contreras’ homer with a two-run bomb of his own. THEN we got to hear our very first Eric Thames homer song of the year in the 7th, when the big man went yard for three runs.
Matt Albers allowed a two-run bomb to Jason Heyward in the 8th. Then, Taylor Williams ran into trouble in the ninth. Taylor Williams allowed three Cubs runs to score on a couple of singles and groundouts. With the lead cut to three, Craig Counsell brought in Alex Claudio, who secured the final out and the win.
The Brewers and Cubs go at it again tomorrow at 6:10 p.m. Corbin Burnes (0-0, 7.20 ERA) and Cole Hamels (0-0, 9.00 ERA) are both looking to improve on rough first starts.