2017 Cubs victories revisited, July 30: Cubs 4, Brewers 2

The Cubs had some meatloaf in Milwaukee.

The Cubs improved to a season-high eight games over .500 at 56-48. They also had their biggest division lead, 2½ games, after winning this series over the Brewers.

The just-completed weekend series between the Cubs and Brewers was well-played on both sides, with good pitching and timely hitting.

Fortunately for our favorite team, most of that was in favor of the Cubs and they did it again in a 4-2 win Sunday afternoon that increased their lead in the N.L. Central to 2½ games.

John Lackey threw extremely well in this one. He allowed no runs to score in the first five innings and the only real trouble he was in during that time was in the second, when two singles and an intentional walk loaded the bases with two out. Then facing his opponent, Brewers pitcher Zach Davies, Lackey got him to hit a soft fly ball to right field to end the threat.

But Davies matched Lackey and the Cubs had just two singles through the first five innings.

In the top of the sixth, after the first two Cubs went down easily, Jon Jay singled and Kris …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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