MLB Game Recap - Chicago at Milwaukee
Fri Sep 6, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

STL
4
PIT
9
F
TEX
7
BAL
6
F
KC
3
MIA
0
F
PHI
4
NYM
5
F
ARI
7
CIN
5
F
NYY
1
BOS
6
F
TOR
0
TB
5
F
WAS
3
ATL
4
F
CLE
6
MIN
2
F(11)
CHC
1
MIL
7
F
SEA
4
HOU
7
F
LAA
5
CHW
4
F
DET
5
OAK
4
F(11)
COL
3
SD
2
F
SF
5
LAD
4
F

September 6, 2019 8:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Chicago (76-64)

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

2

Milwaukee (72-68)

0

0

4

1

0

0

1

1

x

7

10

0

W: Davies (9-7)

L: Hamels (7-6)

CHC - HR: Castellanos (24)

MIL - HR: Yelich (44) , Grandal (24)

Yelich, Davies pace Brewers past Cubs, 7-1
Sat Sep 7, 2019 12:37 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) Christian Yelich bounced back at a big moment for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Yelich hit his 44th homer and Zach Davies pitched five effective innings for his first win since July, helping the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Friday night.

Milwaukee pulled within four games of Chicago for the second NL wild card. The Cubs, who had won their last six road games, remained 2 1/2 back of NL Central-leading St. Louis, which lost 9-4 at Pittsburgh.

"It's a really important game for us," Yelich said. "We'd really like to win three of four. I think that would be a good goal going into the series. But, we've got to win tonight to do that, then you've got to worry about tomorrow and keep going. It's no secret, we've got a lot of ground to make up and we're running out of time to do it."

Yelich went 0 for 5 in Milwaukee's 10-5 loss in the series opener Thursday night.

"If he has a rough game, something really good is probably going to happen the next day," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "That's why he's a great player. He doesn't let these things last. He makes adjustments really well, he knows himself really well."

Yelich had the big blow in the Brewers' four-run third inning, hitting a three-run drive to right-center. Cory Spangenberg added a run-scoring bunt single off Cole Hamels, giving Milwaukee a 4-1 lead.

Yelich's homer tied him with Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers, one behind NL leader Pete Alonso of the Mets.

Davies (9-7) allowed one run - Nicholas Castellanos' 24th homer in the third - and three hits in his first win since July 18. The right-hander went 0-5 with a 7.76 ERA in his previous six starts.

Davies almost picked up a win in his previous outing, but he was pulled after pitching 4 2/3 innings in the Brewers' 2-0 victory over the Cubs last weekend.

Brent Suter retired all six batters he faced, Junior Guerra pitched a scoreless eighth and Ray Black finished with a perfect ninth.

Hamels (7-6) was tagged for five runs and nine hits in 3 1/3 innings.

"It's the pitches before (the home run), allowing the two guys on and just not executing against those guys," Hamels said. "When you get into that sort of situation, it definitely kills the rally. Any momentum that we were able to get from the previous half-inning, and then for them to get it back, it's not what you want to do."

Grandal made it 5-1 in the fourth with his 24th homer. Orlando Arcia added a sacrifice fly in the seventh, and Ben Gamel singled in a run in the eighth.

Castellanos' homer was his 13th in 33 games since he was acquired from Detroit at the trade deadline.

"The at-bat by Yelich just kind of flipped the whole thing," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Cubs: All-Star SS Javier Baez was scratched with lingering soreness in his left thumb. He will get an MRI on Saturday and likely will not play that day, Maddon said. ... Closer Craig Kimbrel said he hopes to return next week. He was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with elbow inflammation, retroactive to Monday. "It's frustrating, very frustrating," he said.

Brewers: C Manny Pina, who left Thursday's game after taking a foul ball off the mask, suffered a concussion, Counsell said. He will miss at least a couple of games. C Jacob Nottingham was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio. ... 3B Mike Moustakas missed his third consecutive game because his sore left hand is "not making great progress," Counsell said.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (5-6, 4.25 ERA), who missed his last turn with right forearm tightness, makes his first start since Aug. 27. He has 78 strikeouts and just three walks in his last 10 starts.

Brewers: LHP Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 4.14 ERA) is making his fifth start of the season against the Cubs. He went 1-0 with 1.40 ERA in his previous four starts against them.

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Pitchers of Record

Chicago IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
C. Hamels (L, 7-6) 3.1 9 5 2 3 13.50 3.300
Milwaukee IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
Z. Davies (W, 9-7) 5 3 1 1 4 1.80 0.800

Batting Leaders

Chicago AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
N. Castellanos 4 2 1 1 1 0 6 0 3.0
K. Bryant 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.7
Milwaukee AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
C. Yelich 4 3 1 1 3 1 6 1 5.1
Y. Grandal 5 2 2 1 1 0 5 0 2.0

Team Comparison

CHC MIL
At Bats 29 33
Hits 3 10
Batting Average .103 .303
On Base Percentage .161 .429
Slugging Percentage 0.276 0.485
Doubles 2 0
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 1 2
Total Bases 8 16
Walks 2 7
Strikeouts 7 7
Stolen Bases 0 4
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 3 11
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 0/4 3/12
Double Plays Fielded 3 3
Errors 2 0

2019 Regular Season - CHC Leads Series 9-8

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Apr 5 CHC 10 @ MIL 13 C. Anderson J. Quintana
Sat Apr 6 CHC 14 @ MIL 8 C. Hamels C. Burnes
Sun Apr 7 CHC 2 @ MIL 4 Z. Davies K. Hendricks
Fri May 10 MIL 7 @ CHC 0 G. Gonzalez J. Quintana
Sat May 11 MIL 1 @ CHC 2 T. Chatwood B. Smith
Sun May 12 MIL 1 @ CHC 4 J. Lester J. Chacin
Fri Jul 26 CHC 2 @ MIL 3 A. Houser B. Kintzler
Sat Jul 27 CHC 3 @ MIL 5 F. Peralta C. Kimbrel
Sun Jul 28 CHC 11 @ MIL 4 B. Brach Z. Davies
Fri Aug 2 MIL 2 @ CHC 6 J. Quintana Z. Davies
Sat Aug 3 MIL 1 @ CHC 4 R. Wick J. Guerra
Sun Aug 4 MIL 2 @ CHC 7 Y. Darvish A. Houser
Fri Aug 30 MIL 1 @ CHC 7 J. Quintana C. Anderson
Sat Aug 31 MIL 2 @ CHC 0 J. Guerra C. Hamels
Sun Sep 1 MIL 4 @ CHC 0 J. Jackson T. Chatwood
Thu Sep 5 CHC 10 @ MIL 5 J. Quintana M. Albers
Fri Sep 6 CHC 1 @ MIL 7 Z. Davies C. Hamels

Game Information

Stadium: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attendance: 38,139
Game Time: 2:51
Weather: 70F, Dome or Roof Closed
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?