Jake Arrieta struck out seven in six strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night as they tried to keep up with Pittsburgh in the race to host the NL wild card game.
Cubs fans stick with team despite many playoff failures, excited about the future.
Milwaukee lost 3-1 in San Diego on Thursday
Brewers starter hit hard in second MLB start
Jason Rogers hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth inning off St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.
Milwaukee scored the first three runs Thursday but could not make the lead hold up.
Zach Davies allowed two hits over six innings and Martin Maldonado drove in two runs to lead Milwaukee to a 4-1 victory over Chicago on Wednesday night, snapping the Brewers' nine-game losing streak to the Cubs.
CHICAGO—Jake Arrieta threw a three-hitter to become the first pitcher in the major leagues to reach 20 wins, Kris Bryant set the Cubs rookie record for home runs and Chicago inched closer to a playoff berth with a 4-0 victory...
Milwaukee hired 30-year-old David Stearns on Monday to take over as general manager. Stearns replaces Doug Melvin, a baseball lifer who announced last month he was stepping down following a 13-year tenure.
Adam Lind drove in three runs, and the Brewers capitalized on two Cincinnati errors to score five runs in the fifth inning in beating the Reds 8-4 to end an eight-game losing streak.