The Brewers got into the football spirit Saturday with a 15-2 win over the Cubs.
With college football in full force, Milwaukee wanted to join in the scoring party while also applying pressure on the defending World Series champs in the NL Central.
Orlando Arcia led the Brewers offensively with three hits, two runs scored and three RBIs. Hernan Perez added two hits, including his 14th home run, and five RBIs.
The Brewers, who will attempt to sweep the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday, are now just three games behind Chicago in the division.
The Cubs, on the other hand, have now lost five of their last seven games. Pitching was especially problematic for Chicago on Saturday, as Cubs pitchers allowed 14 earned runs with nine walks.
Joe Maddon will need to get his team refocused or this team could shockingly miss the postseason.
Stud of the Night:
The Indians became just the second team in the last 50 years to win 17 straight games with a 4-2 victory over the Orioles. Francisco Lindor crushed his 28th home run of the season to bring Cleveland to just three games shy of the Athletics’ 20-game win streak in 2002, which is the record in the expansion era.
Yankees ace Luis Severino led New York to a 3-1 win over the Rangers by allowing just one run in seven innings while striking out 10 batters. Though stuck with a no-decision, Severino did lower his ERA to a measly 2.96 for the season.
Jose Abreu recorded the sixth cycle in White Sox history while leading the South-side Chicago team to a 13-1 win over the Giants. Abreu started his historic game off with a home run, and ended his cycle with a triple in the eighth inning.
Dud of the Night:
Rays starter Matt Andriese was clobbered for eight runs (six earned) off of seven hits in just 1 2/3 innings in a 9-0 loss to the Red Sox. Andriese gave up a home run and walked two batters while watching his ERA rise to 4.46 for the season.
Miguel Cabrera is back, everyone:
Miggy’s back. Tell a friend! pic.twitter.com/GnMRx1rvgA
— MLB (@MLB) September 9, 2017
Despite Cabrera’s first-inning blast, the Tigers still lost 5-4 to the Blue Jays.
Brewers (74-68) at Cubs (77-65) 2:20 p.m. ET — There is no sugar-coating it, this is a huge game for both teams. Getting swept at home by their main NL Central competition would be demoralizing for the Cubs this late in the season. The Brewers still have a chance to either win the division or earn a wild-card spot. A win Sunday would provide this young team with a ton of confidence.