The Milwaukee Brewers pulled off the series victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday behind another dominant performance on the hill from pitcher Corbin Burnes. The final score was 7-0 in Milwaukee’s favor. Off to an electric start this season, Burnes is the first pitcher since 1906 to have thirty strikeouts and no walks through his first three starts. Burnes finished Wednesday’s rivalry showdown with ten strikeouts and gave up just two hits through six innings.
In the first inning, the Brewers drove two runs in with an RBI single from Travis Shaw that brought Jackie Bradley Jr. across the plate. Travis Shaw would eventually score on an Omar Narvaez sacrifice fly. Travis Shaw would get his second run of the game on a solo home run in the bottom of the third.
The Brewers' vision at the plate helped bring two runs in on walks in the bottom of the sixth inning as Avisail Garcia and Omar Narvaez were walked across. Corbin Burnes added cushion to his lead with a two-RBI single that scored Keston Hiura and Billy McKinney. That would make the score 7-0 after six and that was all the scoring the game needed.
For the Brewers, it was their third straight series win. They move on to a 7-5 record this season and will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM.