With Milwaukee 2.5 games ahead of the Cubs for the top spot in the Central entering tonight’s game, Brewers fans were happy to see Corbin Burnes on the mound facing Michael Kopech. With the White Sox struggling and the Brewers looking to gain a postseason bid, games in August and September are important down the stretch.
Milwaukee got on the board early, when William Contreras singled to center to score Christian Yelich, who led the game off with a walk. Chicago would respond in the bottom half of the first when Yoan Moncada hit an infield single to score Andrew Benintendi, and Yasmani Grandal hit a sacrifice fly to score Eloy Jimenez, giving the Sox a 2-1 lead.
The Brewers would immediately respond in the top half of the second inning when Victor Caratini led off with a solo blast to tie the game. The White Sox would respond again in the bottom of the third, as Jimenez blasted a two-run home run that gave Chicago another lead.
Chicago added some insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth, as Tim Anderson hit an RBI single scoring Oscar Colas. Milwaukee answered back immediately with a two-run single from Willy Adames that scored Carlos Santana and Sal Frelick.
Milwaukee took a 6-5 lead in the top of the sixth inning when Contreras hit an infield single to score Caratini and Joey Wiemer, who came around thanks to a throwing error. Chicago again tied the game when Andrew Vaughn grounded out to second to score Jimenez.
The game stayed tied at 6-6 heading into extra innings, where Mark Canha came on to pinch hit and doubled to left to score Brice Turang. With a one-run lead, Abner Uribe came on to finish the job, securing the win for the Brewers. The save marked the first of Uribe's career.
Game two of the series will be on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. as Brandon Woodruff takes on Jesse Scholtens on Fox. For even more Brewers content, check out the Crew Talk podcast on Apple and Spotify and on Twitter @CrewTalkFFSN.