Brewers top Cubs
CHICAGO — Right-hander Yovani Gallardo scattered six hits and struck out six as he helped lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 baseball victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night in the opener of a four-game Wrigley Field series.
Gallardo (7-6) out-dueled Cubs starter Jake Arrieta as Gallardo allowed just one earned run while walking none in his seven-inning outing.
Milwaukee (66-53) snapped a 1-1 tie in the seventh when Khris Davis singled down the left-field line off Arrieta, driving in Scooter Gennett with two outs.
Arrieta (6-4) departed with one out in the eighth and a runner on first after throwing 95 pitches for the Cubs (50-67). He allowed two earned runs on five hits, while striking out five and walking one.
Right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez allowed one hit and struck out two in the ninth for his 36th save.
The Brewers grabbed a 1-0 lead with two outs in the second when Mark Reynolds took Arrieta’s first pitch and sent it beyond the outside fence in left field for his 20th home run of the season.