By Tim Kowols
The Milwaukee Brewers could not keep pace with the Chicago Cubs Saturday night, falling 11-6 in front of a sell-out crowd at Miller Park. The visiting Cubs used 17 hits to help even up the series, including Kris Bryant’s slump-busting 3-6 performance at the plate, driving in three runs. The Brewers did get to Cy Young finalist Kyle Hendricks early, scoring four runs behind homers by Jonathan Villar and Nick Franklin. Manager Craig Counsell’s bullpen got a workout too as spot starter Tommy Milone lasted only four innings and needed another four pitchers to get through the game. Outfielder Ryan Braun was a late scratch due to back soreness, paving the way for Franklin to make his first start of the year. The Brewers look to capture the series against their I-94 rivals this afternoon when Zach Davies makes his second start of the season against former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta.