The Milwaukee Brewers squared off and beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. Zach Davies started on the bump for Milwaukee and faced off against Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs. Miller Park was packed once again for this I-94 rivalry.
The Brewers wasted no time getting runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Lorenzo Cain started it off with a single to leadoff the inning. Then, Christian Yelich came up to the plate and launched a two-run bomb to right field. It was his 100th of his career and his fifth on the early season. That would put Milwaukee up 2-0 early on in the game.
The Brewers added to that lead with an RBI single from Travis Shaw in the bottom of the third inning. Christian Yelich would drive in a run as well with a sac fly right after. That would put Milwaukee comfortably ahead with a 4-0 lead heading into the top of the fifth inning.
Zach Davies was in control on the mound all day against the Cubs lineup. He went nearly six innings strong only giving up two unearned runs on his start. He would hand the ball over to the bullpen with a 4-2 lead. From there, Alex Claudio came in and got an out in the seventh before getting into trouble. Josh Hader was summoned from the bullpen early to come on and clean up a one-out mess. He would get a pop out and a strikeout to bail the Brewers out.
He continued on to close out the eighth and ninth innings to secure the win for Milwaukee. He picked up his fifth save of the season in dominant fashion.
Milwaukee will now get on a plane and travel to Los Angeles to start a series on Monday against the Angels. Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for the Brewers as he will square off against Trevor Cahill. "The Crew" will look to carry their momentum into this next week where they will be squaring off against both LA teams on the road.