The Milwaukee Brewers could not escape some bad luck on Sunday as Alec Mills no-hit them in a 12-0 Chicago Cubs win.
Offensively, the Brewers had several hard-hit balls that simply could not avoid finding its way into the mitt of a Cubs mitt. ESPN's Cubs beat writer Jesse Rogers reported that the Brewers went 0-11 on hard-hit balls, which is when the exit velocity of a ball coming off the bat is over 95 miles per hour. Statcast showed a less than a tenth of one percent chance that none of those balls would fall in for a hit. Mills struck out five and walked three in his first-ever no-hitter, which also doubled as his first complete-game shutout as well.
Defensively the Brewers committed three errors in the contest. Two of those came in the fourth inning where the Cubs scored five unearned runs. The Cubs would score four runs in the following inning thanks to a two-RBI sacrifice fly and a David Bote home run. The Cubs would score three more times in the game including twice against Orlando Arcia, who came in from his shortstop position to finish the game.
The Brewers now have to play five games in three days against St. Louis Cardinals with second place on the line. The first pitch of Monday's doubleheader is slated for 4:10 p.m.