After making it through just four innings in his previous outing, Yovani Gallardo bounced back last night, holding the Chicago Cubs to a run on six hits in seven innings as the Milwaukee Brewers grabbed game one of the four-game series 3-1 at Wrigley Field.
Mark Reynolds go the Brewers going with a solo home in the second, his team-leading 20th of the season. Khris Davis drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out double in the seventh and Scooter Gennett singled in an insurance run with two outs in the ninth as the Brewers took a 2 1/2 game lead on the Pirates and 3 games on the St. Louis Cardinals atop the Central Division.
Gallardo improved to 7-6 on the season and 9-3 lifetime against the Cubs.
Jake Arrieta (6-4) worked 7 1/3 innings, holding the Brewers to a pair of runs on five hits.
Will Smith worked a 1-2-3 eighth inning for the Brewers and Francisco Rodriguez worked a scoreless ninth for his 36th save.
Wily Peralta (14-6, 3.42) pitches game two for the Brewers tonight. Kyle Hendricks (3-1, 2.10) goes for the Cubs (7:05pm).