Banged up Brewers shut down Cubs

Bill Michaels
August 31, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Brewers , Milwaukee Brewers

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CHICAGO - The Brewers picked up perhaps their biggest win of the season, blanking the Cubs 2-0 to stay in the playoff hunt. A loss would have put the Brewers six games back of the Cubs in the Wild Card, with a win the Crew can continue to have dreams of October.

The only scoring in the game happened in the first inning on a Manny Pina two RBI single, and the rest of the game the pitching dominated. 

Brewers starter Zach Davies only went 4 2/3 innings, but the rest of the bullpen combined to shut down a powerful Cubs lineup, with Josh Hader shutting the door for his 27th save of the season.

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