The Milwaukee Brewers came into today’s action looking to put on a better showing than they did the previous evening when the Cubs shellacked them. The Brewers were successful in that endeavor, as they beat Chicago 4-3.
Freddy Peralta and Adbert Alzolay got the starts on the mound, which was the third time this season they have faced each other. Both pitched reasonably well, but neither went deep into the game.
The Cubs scored the first two runs of the game. In the bottom of the second, Matt Duffy led it off with a single to right. Jason Heyward reached first on a fielder’s choice that eliminated Duffy from the base paths. Eric Sogard followed with a single and scored along with Heyward when Nick Hoerner doubled.
Milwaukee got on the board in the top of the fifth inning. Keston Hiura led things off with a double. Alzolay was able to retire the next two hitters: Jackie Bradley Jr. and Luis Urias. Craig Counsell decided to pinch hit for Freddy Peralta with newly arrived Corey Ray. Alzolay walked him.
Cubs’ manager David Ross lifted Alzolay in favor of Rex Brothers. Fortunately for the Brewers, Brothers had trouble with control. He issued back-to-back walks to Kolten Wong, which loaded the bases, and Omar Narvaez, which scored Hiura. Brothers followed that up by hitting Tyrone Taylor, and Ray scored to tie the game.
A hit batter bring Corey Ray home in his Major League debut and it’s a tie game! pic.twitter.com/5mfcDofRMc— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 24, 2021
Milwaukee took the lead in the top of the seventh. Kolten Wong led the inning off with a single to center. With one out in the inning, the “Pineapple,” Manny Pina, crushed a 2-run bomb over the left-centerfield wall.
Chicago tacked on a run in the bottom of the eighth. With the two outs in the inning, Jason Heyward took Devin Williams over the centerfield wall. That would be all the Cubs would get however as Josh Hader took over the bottom of the ninth and locked things down.
The Brewers will look to take another series win against the Cubs tomorrow afternoon. Brandon Woodruff toes the rubber against Jake Arrieta. First pitch is scheduled for 1:20 CT, and the game can be heard on WTMJ 620 as well as the Brewers Radio Network. Watch the game on Bally Sports Wisconsin.