The Milwaukee Brewers went the entire month of April without winning back-to-back games. They had a chance to end that streak on the first day of May in Chicago yesterday but fell short.
Cubs ace lefty Jon Lester and two relievers blanked the Brewers 1-0 in the series opener on Friday. holding the Brewers to just two hits over the final seven innings.
Cubs rookie Addison Russell provided the only offense, clubbing a solo home run to left-center in the bottom of the third. It was the first career home run for Russell.
Wily Peralta worked six innings, scattering eight hits, walking two and striking out six, but fell to 0-4 on the season.
Mike Fiers pitches game two of the series for the Brewers today.