Outfielder Christian Yelich has been hitting a ton, but it was his groundout which scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth against the Cubs Labor Day.
That play scored Keon Broxton from third with the winning run in a 4-3 decision over Chicago. Jeremy Jeffress got the win in relief. Manager Craig Counsell spoke about Javier Baez and Yelich being candidates for MVP.
Milwaukee cut the Cubs division lead to four games and edged away from third place St. Louis with the victory. Zach Davies pitched five effective innings in his first start since late May. Davies commented on his first start back.
Yelich commented on his game winning fielders choice play.
Wade Miley starts Tuesday’s game against Chicago looking for his fifth win of the season. He will be facing off against Mike Mongomery. First Pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM with pregame coverage beginning at 6:35 PM on 1240 AM WOMT.
–NL Central Division
Washington Nationals 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3 (10)
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Cincinnati Reds 1
NL Central NL Wild Card
Chicago Cubs – Milwaukee Brewers +1.5
Milwaukee Brewers -4.0 St. Louis Cardinals — .
St. Louis Cardinals -5.5 LA Dodgers -1.0
Pittsburgh Pirates -14.5 Arizona Dimondbacks -2.0
Cincinnati Reds -22.5 Philadelphia Phillies -3.0