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.
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.