MLB wrap: Cubs finish 3-game sweep of Brewers to pad lead in tight NL Central race

first_imgSchwing!— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 4, 2019Yu Darvish picked up the win, allowing only one run and striking out eight through five innings of work. Chicago pitchers ended up with 15 strikeouts, the most by the team in a nine-inning game this season. Adrian Houser was tagged with the loss.Studs of the NightIndians right-hander Shane Bieber threw a complete game, giving up two runs and striking out eight in a 6-2 win over the Angels.Stud? More like Rangers’ hero. Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning to push Texas past Detroit, 9-4.Kyle Freeland is seemingly back on track after he earned his first win in almost four months as the Rockies topped the Giants 6-2. Duds of the NightThe Royals laid a goose egg against the Twins. In Kansas City’s 3-0 loss, the team was only able to put together two hits.Joe Musgrove had a rough outing against the Mets. The Pirates righty was handed the loss after giving up eight runs on 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings. Gerrit Cole ‘flattered’ by John Smoltz saying Astros rotation better than ’90s Braves: We have a ways to go The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Brewers with a 7-2 win Sunday.They now have a 1 1/2-game lead over the second-place Cardinals in the National League Central and lead the third-place Brewers by four games. Robinson Cano injury update: Mets put second baseman on IL with torn hamstring Jason Heyward, who settled into the leadoff position in the first game against Milwaukee, continued his hot hitting. The right fielder hit his second leadoff home run of the series to tie the game after one frame.J-Hey’s feeling the leadoff spot!#EverybodyIn— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 4, 2019But Heyward didn’t stop there. He hit an RBI triple in the second and brought in another run in the sixth inning on a ground out. Kyle Schwarber added a home run and Anthony Rizzo had four hits. Related News Astros’ Justin Verlander makes insane MLB history with 200th strikeout this season HighlightsKetel Marte with a great slide to finish off an inside-the-park home run for Diamondbacks.INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN FOR KETEL MARTE :scream:— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) August 4, 2019Max Muncy walks it off for the Dodgers.Max Muncy walks it off for LA, as they beat the Padres! #LosAngeles #Dodgers— The Life of Baseball (@LifeofBaseb) August 5, 2019What’s Next?Cardinals (58-52) at Dodgers (74-40), 10:10 p.m. ET — After winning nine of 10 last month, the Cardinals have dropped five of seven and are losing ground to the first-place Cubs. Things don’t get any easier Monday as the Cards begin a series with the Dodgers, who boast the best record in the NL. St. Louis will start Michael Wacha (6-4, 5.15 ERA) in the opener. Los Angeles will counter with Tony Gonsolin (0-1, 5.63).last_img

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