Brewers fall in 15 innings to the Cubs

It took 15 innings, but the Milwaukee Brewers winning streak is over at seven games.

Chicago catcher Wilson Contreras took reliever Burch Smith deep for a walk-off home run to give the Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Brewers Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. It was the third walk-off win for Chicago in the last week and allowed them to retake first place in the NL Central.


On a cold and rainy day, the Milwaukee offense failed to get anything going. The Brewers had just four hits, struck out 17 times and managed to hit into a club-record-tying six double plays on the day. They did get on base, drawing a season-high nine walks, but couldn’t make anything of them. The lone run for the Crew came courtesy of a solo home run by Hernan Perez in the fifth inning.

While the offense struggled, the pitching staff continued its strong work of late. Zach Davies lowered his MLB-best ERA to 1.54 after giving up a single run over 6 1/3 innings of work. Six relievers held the Cubs in-check until the Contreras home run.

The two clubs will play the rubber match of the three-game series on Sunday night.