MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun and Eric Thames hit three-run homers and the Milwaukee Brewers connected five times in all, outslugging the Cubs 13-10 Friday night and sending Chicago to its sixth straight loss.
Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia also homered for the defending NL Central champions, who improved to 7-1. They have won nine of their last 12 games against the Cubs, including the division tiebreaker in October.
Jason Heyward, Daniel Descalso and Willson Contreras homered for the Cubs, who fell to 1-6.
Milwaukee wasted no time getting to starter Jose Quintana (0-1), with Christian Yelich hitting an RBI double in the first and scoring on Braun’s single.
Braun homered in a four-run second, and back-to-back home runs by Perez and Grandal