The Milwaukee Brewers dropped a second straight one-run game on Saturday to the Chicago Cubs, this time by a 6-5 margin in 11 innings.
The Brewers struck in the first inning on an RBI groundout by Andrew McCutchen, only to see the lead disappear a few innings later on a Willson Contreras two-run homer for the Cubs. Willy Adames helped the Brewers take the lead with a two-run homer in the eighth. That's where the see-saw battle would begin with the Brewers' bullpen faltering in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh innings. Contreras eventually hit the game-winning hit in the 11th to send the Cubs to their second straight win over the Brewers.
It was an odd day for Christian Yelich, who scored two runs and registered a hit, a key miscue in the 10th opened the door for the Cubs to steal the game for a second straight day.
The two teams will battle again Sunday at 1:20 p.m.