Cubs can’t sweep Brewers, lose 4-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Davies allowed two hits over six innings and Martin Maldonado drove in two runs to lead Milwaukee to a 4-1 victory over Chicago on Wednesday night, snapping the Brewers’ nine-game losing streak to the Cubs.
Jorge Soler homered for the Cubs, who lost for the second time in nine games and finished with three hits total.
Davies (2-2) allowed two singles in the second inning, walked one and struck out four.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth and picked up his 35th save in 37 opportunities.
Luis Sardinas gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead with an RBI single just out of the reach of a diving Kris Bryant at third base.
The Brewers took a 3-0 lead in the seventh when Khris Davis followed Adam Lind’s double with an RBI single. Two walks by reliever Justin Grimm loaded the bases and Maldonado hit a sacrifice fly.
Maldonado had an RBI single in the ninth.