Ryan Braun clubbed two of the Milwaukee Brewers four home runs on Saturday afternoon, powering past Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs 11-3.
On a day when the wind was blowing out, Domingo Santana and Chris Carter also slugged home runs. Carter’s shot was a monumental blast that bounced off the new scoreboard in left field for a grand slam. It was his 35th home run of the season.
Braun drove in five runs in all, helping the Brewers erase a 3-0 deficit to score 11-straight runs and win. It was his sixth multi-homer game of the season, giving him 30 home runs on the year.
It was the fourth victory in the last five meetings for the Brewers over the Cubs, who played without starters Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Dexter bowler and Jason Heyward.
Zach Davies (11-7) earned the win, pitching out of a number of jams. The Cubs scored their only runs in the first inning. Kris Bryant tripled in the first run, then scored on Chris Coghlan’s home run to right.
Davies allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings with a walk and five strikeouts.