The Brewers committed two errors on Tuesday night and allowed seven runs in a span of two innings en route to an 8-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run home run in the first inning, but that was all the offense the Brewers could muster until the ninth inning.
Despite giving up hits, Jason Alexander was able to hold the Cubs off the scoreboard until the fourth inning, when they scored on an RBI groundout by Nelson Velazquez. The Brewers led 2-1 over the Cubs after four innings.
In the fifth inning, the Cubs took the lead. Ian Happ hit an RBI double and Seiya Suzuki hit a two-run home run to left field to give the Cubs a 4-2 lead.
In the sixth inning, the Cubs scored four more runs to extend the lead to 8-2. Alexander allowed a two-run triple to Rafael Ortega before exiting the game. He allowed six earned runs on eight hits over 5 ⅓ innings.
Brent Suter pitched in relief of Alexander. The Cubs scored on a double steal and an RBI single by Suzuki to extend the lead to 8-2 with Suter in the ballgame.
The Brewers loaded the bases with nobody out in the 6th inning, but didn’t score.
The Brewers scored one more run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a Victor Caratini RBI single. The final score was 8-3 in favor of the Cubs.
The Brewers and Cubs will play the rubber match of the series on Wednesday afternoon at 1:10pm at American Family Field.