CI Recap (6/11/18) – Cubs 7, Brewers 2: Cubs Move Into First With Extra Inning Win

The Cubs began a first-place showdown against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night at Miller Park. Starter Jose Quintana looked good for most of the game, but the Brewers held a narrow lead into the late innings. Chicago was able to rally against a daunting Milwaukee bullpen to tie the score. The game went to extras where the Northsiders broke it open in the 11th inning to move into first place in the NL Central.

The Brew Crew struck first in the bottom of the 3rd inning, when backup catcher Erik Kratz hit a solo shot to right center. The Cubs evened the game in the 5th inning, when Javier Baez singled and stole second before coming home on an Albert Almora single. The Brewers struck back with another homer from Jonathan Villar to make it 2-1 in the bottom of the 5th.

In the 7th, the Crew went to super-reliver Josh Hader to shut things down. The Cubs went down quietly in that inning, the 8th inning was a different story, however. Ben Zobrist drew a walk against Hader and advanced to second on an Almora fly out. The suddenly clutch Jason Heyward ripped a 107-mile an hour single to right to …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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