MLB Baseball

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Chi Cubs0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 361
Milwaukee0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 230
  W: P. Strop (1-0)   L: B. Suter (0-1)   S: C. Kimbrel (3)
4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT, April 13, 2021
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 11,025

Brewers try to keep multiple streaks going vs. Cubs

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Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. Since 2018, the Cubs and Brewers have split their 52 meetings, 26-26. Those 52 games have averaged 7.40 combined runs per game, the fewest between any divisional opponents over that span.
  2. The Cubs are the third team in the modern era to average 5.0 hits per game or fewer through nine games (5.0), joining the 2003 Tigers (4.2) and 2013 Pirates (4.7). They are the fourth team in the last 40 years to have a sub-.100 batting average with RISP through nine games (.095), joining the 1988 Rangers (.085), 2004 Expos (.058) and 2016 Twins (.076).
  3. Over their last five games, the Brewers' starters have allowed just one earned run in 28.0 innings (0.32 ERA), the second-lowest starter ERA in a five-game span in franchise history (0.29 from May 31 to June 4, 2017).
  4. Adbert Alzolay allowed two home runs in his season debut on Tuesday against Milwaukee after allowing one all of last season (21.1 IP). It was just the second time in Alzolay's 11 MLB appearances in which he allowed at least four runs (other was July 1, 2019 at Pittsburgh -- seven runs).
  5. Freddy Peralta has struck out 14 of the 29 batters he has faced this season -- his 48.3 strikeout percentage is second in MLB behind teammate Corbin Burnes' 48.8 (minimum 25 batters faced).
  6. Omar Narvaez went 4-for-7 with two home runs in Milwaukee's series at Wrigley Field last week. Prior to that, Narvaez was 5-for-34 (.147) with zero home runs and one RBI in his career against the Cubs.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 4/12/2021 thru 4/14/2021

The Milwaukee Brewers attempt to continue a couple of winning streaks Tuesday when they host the Chicago Cubs.

Milwaukee has won three in a row overall and each of its past three games against the Cubs as well.

Chicago comes into the game riding a three-game losing streak after dropping the final two contests of its weekend series in Pittsburgh.

Tuesday will feature a battle of the teams' ace pitchers.

Brandon Woodruff (0-0, 2.45 ERA) goes for the Brewers after a dominating outing at Wrigley Field last Wednesday. Woodruff faced the minimum through the first six innings and had not allowed a hit

In the bottom of the seventh, Ian Happ singled for Chicago's first hit. Woodruff got out of the inning unscathed but it took its toll.

He did not blame manager Craig Counsell for pulling him after just 74 pitches. He struck out eight in those seven innings.

"I had to kind of empty the tank in a sense," Woodruff said. "Even though it wasn't that many pitches, the ups and downs is what gets you a little bit. ... I was a little tired coming out.

"I think that was the right time. I think that was the right moment ... because I was losing myself in my delivery a little bit on some pitches there. Not too much, but a few pitches there toward the end."

Woodruff faced Kyle Hendricks last week in Chicago and will do so again Tuesday.

Hendricks (0-1, 3.00 ERA) bounced back from only lasting three innings on Opening Day against Pittsburgh to giving Chicago six scoreless frames against the Brewers.

"It felt a lot better, from the first pitch," Hendricks said after allowing four hits to Milwaukee. "I was working the ball better. I was in my lanes better. Fastball command from the jump was way better than the last start. Definitely on the right track."

Chicago manager David Ross liked what he saw from Hendricks in his second start of the season.

"He looked more comfortable, in rhythm," Ross said. "That was a better version of Kyle, for sure."

This will be Hendricks' 25th career start against the Brewers. He is 9-6 with a 2.72 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 142 1/3 innings.

Hendricks was 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA in two starts against the Brewers in 2020, including a shutout with nine strikeouts on Opening Day.

Before the series started, the Cubs placed three pitchers -- Jason Adam, Dan Winkler and Brandon Workman -- on the COVID-19 injured list.

Chicago called up left-handers Justin Steele and Brad Wieck from the South Bend alternate training site and right-hander Pedro Strop was selected as a replacement player.

Steele, 25, ended up making his MLB debut in Tuesday's loss, striking out Daniel Robertson to end a six-run sixth.

He went 1 1/3 innings in his debut, giving up a hit and striking out two.

--Field Level Media

Updated April 13, 2021

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