February 9, 2016

Brewers take two from the Cubs (AUDIO)

The Milwaukee Brewers built their winning streak to 3-games Wednesday with a pair of wins over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee took game one 6-5 after battling through some adversity.  With the Brewers leading 2-0, starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo had to leave the game in the 5th inning with a left hamstring strain.  There was no word on the severity of the injury.

After Gallardo left, the Brewers quickly fell behind 5-2.  In the 7th, Khris Davis sparked the rally with a 3-run home run, his 2nd of the season.  Jean Segura drove in the game winner with an RBI-double later in the frame.  Segura and Yuniesky Betancourt provided the early offense with solo homers.

Game two was your typical baseball redemption story as the Brewers won 3-2.

Juan Francisco had an early solo home run giving the Brewers a 1-0 lead.  In the 7th, Francisco and Jeff Bianchi each committed errors allowing a pair of unearned runs to cross the plate putting Milwaukee down 2-1.  In the 9th, Bianchi was able to get some redemption by connecting on a 2-run single to give Milwaukee the win.

AUDIO: Brewers infielder Jeff Bianchi on his go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning :18

The Brewers can earn a 4-game sweep of the Cubs tonight in the series final from Wrigley.  Wily Peralta (7-10, 4.54 ERA) goes for Milwaukee against Edwin Jackson (6-11, 4.89 ERA) of the Cubs.  A win would also pull the Brewers within 1.5-games of Chicago for 4th in the NL Central.  First pitch is 7:05.

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