Brewers crash Cubs party with 5-4 win at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO — Scooter Gennett hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers spoiled the Chicago Cubs’ first opportunity to clinch the NL Central title with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.

Chicago (93-53) was hoping to begin a 10-game homestand with a boozy celebration of its first division title since 2008. But Keon Broxton homered and Orlando Arcia drove in two runs for Milwaukee, making the Cubs wait for the result of St. Louis’ game at San Francisco to find out if their season-long dominance of the Central was complete.

The crowd of 41,362 cheered loudly when Hunter Pence’s two-run homer in the first inning against the Cardinals was shown on the video board in left field.