A pitcher’s duel took extra inning to be resolved, as the Milwaukee Brewers fell to the rival Chicago Cubs 7-2 at Miller Park last night. Junior Guerra started the night for the Crew allowing only one run on five hits in 6 innings. Manager Craig Counsell praised the starter.
Josh Hader allowed one run to score, and left closer Corey Knebel with two men on in the 8th, with 2 outs. Knebel then threw 6 straight balls, loading the bases, before stiking out the batter, escaping a jam. Counsell is hoping to get the star closer some more time.
Matt Albers took the loss in relief after giving up 5 runs in the 11th. Albers takes responsibility for the loss
Erik Kratz and Jonathan Villar homered for the Crew, who have dropped five-of-seven. With the loss, the Brewers drop into second place in the N-L Central, one-half game behind the Cubs. The Brewers and Cubs continue their three-game series tonight (Tuesday) at Miller Park. Righthander Chase Anderson will be on the bump looking to even up his record against fellow righty, Tyler Chatwood. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM, with pregame action beginning at 6:35 on 1240 AM WOMT.