* The Milwaukee Brewers have won six of their last eight games against the Chicago Cubs after winning only four of the previous 26 meetings.
* Jake Arrieta is 9-1 with a 1.31 ERA in 10 starts in the month of April since joining the Cubs.
*Arrieta makes his 100th start with the Cubs and with 1.1 innings pitched today will reach 1,000 career innings.
* Travis Shaw has six extra-base hits through his first six career games with the Brewers.
*The Cubs bullpen has limited opponents to a .148 batting average and .576 OPS through the first five games of the season.
*The Cubs open the 2017 season with 18 of the first 21 games against the National League Central.