Mike Moustakas scored the winning run on a sixth-inning wild pitch as the Milwaukee Brewers closed to within one game of first place Monday night. The 3-2 win at Wrigley Field runs the Brewers’ winning streak to four games in-a-row. In the bottom of the 9th .Jeremy Jeffress retired the first two Cubs hitters before issuing a walk to Wilson Contreras. Pinch hitter Tommy La Stella put up a battle at the plate before this pitch put him away.
Lorenzo Cain went four-for-five and starter Wade Miley improved his record to 4-2. Moustakas said the team needs to keep winning, and focus on what they can control.
According to Miley, the entire clubhouse is unified with a desire to win.
Manager Craig Counsell says that his team and staff learned a lot from their faill push to make the postseason last year, missing a spot by 1 game.
The Chicago Cubs are trending down, losing for the fifth time in the last seven games. The powerful bats have gone quiet. Milwaukee sends staff ace Jhoulys Chacin to the mound tonight in an effort to join the Cubs at the top of the Central Division standings. Jose Quintana goes for Chicago.
NL Central Division Games
Milwaukee Brewers 3, Chicago Cubs 2
St. Louis Cardinals 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 7
Cincinnati Reds 10, Los Angeles Angels 6
NL Central NL Wildcard
Chicago Cubs – Milwaukee Brewers +2.5
Milwaukee Brewers -1.0 St. Louis Cardinals —
St. Louis Cardinals -3.5 LA Dodgers -2.0
Pittsburgh Pirates -12.0 Arizona Diamondbacks -4.0