Christian Yelich continued his hot series against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday as the Milwaukee Brewers went on to win 9-7.
The Cubs were up 2-0 when the bats woke up for the Brewers in the third inning when Hunter Renfroe doubled in the first run. After the Cubs made a COVID-related pitching change, the Brewers jumped on the decision with prospect Garrett Mitchell doubling in his first two Major League RBIs in the fourth inning. Yelich would drive him in with 11th homer of the season.
Nico Hoerner would cut the lead with his own two-run homer, but the Brewers would stretch it out again in the sixth with a Kolten Wong two-run home run in the fifth inning and a Renfroe RBI single in the sixth. Keston Hiura would also drive in a run later than inning to make it 9-4. The Cubs would make it interesting a RBI sacrifice fly in the seventh and a two-run dinger by designated hitter Franmil Reyes, but the Brewers were able to hold on for the win.
The Brewers will stick around town to welcome their 100 millionth fan against the Pittsburgh Pirates. First pitch is 7:10 p.m.