Brewers walkoff Cubs in series’ third straight extra-innings affair

The Brewers turned the tide against the Cubs Saturday, handing the National League Central leaders a heart-wrenching 4-3 lo Jason Kipnis Jersey s in the 10th inning.After losing two straight games in the 10th, Milwaukee returned the favor Saturday thanks to a Travis Shaw two-run walk-off home run in the bottom half. It was Shaw’s 31st home run of the season.While both starting pitchers fared well Kyle Hendricks for the Cubs andBrent Suter for the Brewers neither lasted past the sixth inning. Most of the game’s runs came against the two bullpen,including three in the 10th inning alone.The Cubs took the lead in the top of the inning with a Jon Jay single to center, scoring Ian Happ. But Shaw and the Brewers handed Cubs closer Wade Davis just his second lo s of the season in dramatic fashion..@Brewers needed a big win … enter @travis_shaw21. https://t.co/KV9NwDsfkV #Walkoff pic.twitter.com/gKz5JqSHLv MLB (@MLB) September 23, 2017Both teams are fighting for their postseason lives, with neither yet clinching a spot. The Cubs have the upper hand, and are closing in on the division crown, but the pesky Brewers just won’t go away.The Brewers also moved just one game behind the reeling Rockies for the final wild-card spot after Colorado fell 5-0 to the Padres.Stud of the Night:Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and second baseman Marwin Gonzalez collected three hits apiece in https://www.indiansedge.com/cleveland-indians/roberto-perez-jersey a 6-2 win over the Angels. Correa went 3 for 3 with a run scored, three RBIs and a walk, while Gonzalez had two runs scored and a two doubles. Angels outfielder Justin Upton bashed two solo home runs in their losing effort.Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez and catcher Yan Gomes also collected three hits apiece in an 11-4 win over the Mariners. Ramirez jacked his 28th home run while driving in four runs. Gomes hit two home runs (13) with four RBIs.Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer finished a home run shy of a cycle Saturday, while toppling the Cardinals 11-6 in Pittsburgh. Mercer, who finished the game with tworuns scored and fourRBIs,tripled in the first inning, singled in the third and doubled in the fifth.Dud of the Night:The Ricky Vaughn Jersey Yankees beat the Blue Jays 5-1 Saturday, clinching a spot in the postseason as at least a wild-card team. But Aaron Judge recorded two more strikeouts in the proce s, which raised his season total up to 201. He now has the record for most by a rookie in a single season.Highlight:Giancarlo Stanton hit his 57th home run:Pick your jaw up off the floor for the 57th time. It’s @Giancarlo818 again. pic.twitter.com/DbiCIfm1LV MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2017He also hit his 30th double of the season, making him thefirst player with 50 home runsand 30 doubles in a season since Prince Fielder in 2007.What’s Next:Cubs (86-68) at Brewers (82-73) 2:10 p.m. ET The finale of this crucial four-game series will feature Jose Quintana(6-3, 3.95 ERA) versus Milwaukee’s breakout starterChase Anderson (11-3, 2.74 ERA). The Brewers are still chasing either a wild-card berth or po sibly still the NL Central. They trail the Cubs by 4 1/2 games for the latter.

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