The Chicago Cubs scored five runs in the first inning and went on to knock off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.
Jorge Soler’s three-run home run was the big blow off of Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson, who wound up losing his sixth straight game, falling to 6-13 on the season.
David Ross would lead to the Cubs lead in the third inning, clubbing a solo home run to give Chicago at 6-0 lead.
The Brewers only run came in the sixth inning when rookie Orlando Arcia’s infield ground out scored Keon Broxton from third base.
Jon Lester earned the victory for the Cubs, retiring 10 straight hitters from the second until the sixth innings.
The Cubs have now outscored the Brewers 14-1 in the first three games of the series. It’s Chicago’s fourth straight win over the Brewers and it’s their fifth straight win in Chicago.
The Cubs shoot for the sweep this afternoon when they send Jake Arrieta (14-5, 2.55 ERA) to the mound against Zach Davies (9-5, 3.80 ERA).