The Milwaukee Brewers were not able to keep their winning streak going on Tuesday night, falling to the division rival Cubs by a score of 8-7.
It was an off night for Eric Lauer, who battled his stuff and command all throughout the game, going just four innings, allowing three runs, two earned, three walks, and six strikeouts.
Still, the Brewers offense battled back for Lauer, with Tyrone Taylor staying hot and hitting a three run double in the 3rd inning and then a Victor Caratini three run homer in the 6th.
It was a 6-3 Brewers lead at that point and then Trevor Kelley came into the game. Kelley allowed the Cubs to hit for a cycle in four batters, giving up a single, then a homer, triple, and double all before recording an out. He was replaced by Trevor Gott who ended up allowing another double to score a fourth run in the inning and give the Cubs a 7-6 lead with all four runs charged to Kelley while going 0.0 IP.
The Brewers defense was not helping out their pitching staff much either. They were charged with two errors but there very easily could've been five or six errors charged to Milwaukee. Misplays in the outfield, bad throws, you name it. It was bad.
However, the Brewers were able to tie it up in the 7th on a Rowdy Tellez single following a Christian Yelich triple. But the usually reliable Brad Boxberger allowed a home run to Patrick Wisdom in the bottom of the 8th and that was the nail in the coffin.
Milwaukee wraps up this series against Chicago with Jason Alexander set to start and make his MLB debut against Kyle Hendricks (2-5, 5.20 ERA) of the Cubs.