The Brewers got off to another slow start in this one, as the Cubs put up two runs in the first thanks to some timely hitting by Addison Russell and Victor Caratini to drive in one run apiece off singles to the outfield.
Milwaukee extended their early season scoreless streak to 22 innings before bursting out for four runs in the fifth inning thanks to a pair of home runs by Eric “Big Game” Thames and Travis Shaw.
Josh Hader recorded his first Major league hit and set the table for Thames game-tieing blast:
Two batters later, following a Ryan Braun single, Travis Shaw decided to take matters into his own hands with another two-run home run:
Unfortunately, Milwaukee’s leads didn’t last long as Cubs tied things up in the top of the sixth inning thanks to some more sloppy play by the Brewers’ defense. Milwaukee was lucky to get out of the inning without falling behind.
The last few innings went relatively quickly until the bottom of the ninth. A Brewers’ team who has already proven to have a flair for the dramatic with comeback wins, did so again. After Manny Pina walked with one out, Hernan Perez reached base as well and thanks to a throwing error by third basemen Kris Bryant, Pina advanced to third.
Then, Orlando Arica did his thing and that’s all she wrote: