MLB: Chatwood, Cubs sweep Brewers with 2-0 win

MLB: Chatwood, Cubs sweep Brewers with 2-0 win

The Cubs have taken the first two games of this series and four of the first five overall this year.

The Cubs had two on with one out in the eighth inning against Milwaukee reliever Jacob Barnes, but Schwarber grounded into a double play.

"This concept that he doesn't compete is absolutely fabricated and false", said an annoyed Maddon. "We're kind of a home run-hitting team and we need to find other ways to score when that's not there". He has yet to face the Cubs this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 1.59 ERA and nine strikeouts across 5.2 innings).

"I don't know", he said of his dominance of Milwaukee. They had the bases loaded with two outs after singles by Willson Contreras and Addison Russell, and a walk to Jason Heyward. "PESPT0015782-topic.html" class="local_link" >Albert Almora Jr. swoop in front of him and make a sliding catch. The two runs that the Cubs gave up in the four games is the fewest runs given up in a four-game series since a series vs. the Mets in 1973.

Going back to 1969, the two runs allowed to the Brewers are the Cubs' fewest in a four-game series. Chatwood struck out four and allowed no runs. Chatwood started the game with four straight four-seamers all out of.

It's been warm in Illinois and, although it looks to be a bit cooler on Thursday night, the bats will remain hot. In 12 games against NL Central foes, Cubs starters have an ERA of 2.49 and the bullpen's ERA is 4.06. Ryan Braun followed with a single.

Zobrist scored easily. Heyward initially stopped at third, but then broke for the plate when Arcia held onto the ball in short left field.

So how do you deal with these conditions when it's Frisbee season at Wrigley, making every fly ball an adventure? "That led to us getting swept".

As for the Cubs, their earliest scoring chance came in the 2nd inning.

"Really trying to stay focused on this pitch", Maddon said.

The Cubs are 13-10 SU and 11-11 ATS.

Bryant remains under evaluation by the club.

There was lots more fun on this day. "It was just another ballgame".

"It's just been a tough beginning of the season regarding weather, but our guys aren't complaining". It's difficult to sweep a team in a four-game set, especially when it's a divisional rival.

CHICAGO (AP) - For four straight days, Tyler Chatwood, Jose Quintana, Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks put on a pitching clinic.

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