Hiura hurt, Brewers lose to Cubs

Bill Michaels
August 30, 2019 - 5:05 pm

CHICAGO – The Brewers’ bid to close the standings gap with the Cubs fell short, Friday; the Cubs took game one 7-1 at Wrigley Field.

For the second time in his last three outings, Brewers starter Chase Anderson got rocked by the long ball. Cubs outfielder Nick Castellanos connected on an Anderson changeup in the first inning and a fastball in the second for a pair of home runs – Ian Happ aboard both times – powering the Cubs to an early lead. Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana sprinkled in some offense to help his own cause, too, doubling home David Bote for a run in the second.

Keston Hiura, in the midst of an 0-for-3 day at the plate, left the contest in the fifth inning with left hamstring discomfort.

In an overall dull offensive performance from the Crew, Manny Piña stood out. He went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single which scored Christian Yelich for the lone Brewers run.

Relievers Ray Black, Jay Jackson, Devin Williams and Alex Claudio mopped things up. Williams and Claudio gave up a run each.  

Brewers Box in Brief

L: Chase Anderson (6-4)

RBI: Manny Pina (20)