The Cubs accomplished 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 within the Nationwide League Central and lead the third-place Brewers by 4 video games.
Jason Heyward, who settled into the leadoff place within the first sport towards Milwaukee, continued his scorching hitting. The fitting fielder hit his second leadoff dwelling run of the sequence to tie the sport after one body.
However Heyward did not cease there. He hit an RBI triple within the second and introduced in one other run within the sixth inning on a floor out. Kyle Schwarber added a house run and Anthony Rizzo had 4 hits.
Yu Darvish picked up the win, permitting just one run and putting out eight by means of 5 innings of labor. Chicago pitchers ended up with 15 strikeouts, probably the most by the group in a nine-inning sport this season.
Adrian Houser was tagged with the loss.
Studs of the Evening
Indians right-hander Shane Bieber threw an entire sport, giving up two runs and putting out eight in a 6-2 win over the Angels.
Stud? Extra like Rangers’ hero. Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple within the seventh inning to push Texas previous Detroit, 9-4.
Kyle Freeland is seemingly again on observe after he earned his first win in nearly 4 months because the Rockies topped the Giants 6-2.
Duds of the Evening
The Royals laid a goose egg towards the Twins. In Kansas Metropolis’s 3-Zero loss, the group was solely in a position to put collectively two hits.
Joe Musgrove had a tough outing towards the Mets. The Pirates righty was handed the loss after giving up eight runs on 10 hits in Three 1/Three innings.
Ketel Marte with an excellent slide to complete off an inside-the-park dwelling run for Diamondbacks.
Max Muncy walks it off for the Dodgers.
Cardinals (58-52) at Dodgers (74-40), 10:10 p.m. ET – After profitable 9 of 10 final month, the Cardinals have dropped 5 of seven and are shedding floor to the first-place Cubs. Issues do not get any simpler Monday because the Playing cards start a sequence with the Dodgers, who boast one of the best file within the NL. St. Louis will begin Michael Wacha (6-4, 5.15 ERA) within the opener. Los Angeles will counter with Tony Gonsolin (0-1, 5.63).