By Nick Freimuth The Milwaukee Brewers lead in the NL Central is down to just a half game over the Cubs before the two teams tangle at Miller Park for the next three days. The ‘Brew Crew’ finished an eight-game road trip just (3-5) and allowed the division to slice into their lead. On Sunday, the Brewers had plenty of chances to earn the three-game sweep over the Phillies including runners at the corners in a one-run game in the ninth inning.
Lorenzon Cain set the table well at leadoff in the 4-3 loss. He and Ryan Braun were the only to Milwaukee players with multi-hit games. It was Milwaukee’s defense that faltered in the series finale. Only one of the four runs was earned. The Brewers outhit Philadelphia but committed two errors in the loss.
Game one of the three-game set with the Cubs starts tonight at 7:10 PM.