CHICAGO – Avisail Garcia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 6-5 Saturday, handing Chicago its first two-game losing streak this season.
The Cubs were the only team in the majors that hadn’t dropped back-to-back games before two straight losses to Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. Chicago had won three of four and 12 of 15.
“It’s encouraging,” Brewers star Ryan Braun said of the team's consecutive comeback victories. “I think the last few years that’s kind of been a staple for us, something we’ve been able to do, just steal some wins late in games, continue to compete, continue to believe that we’re going to come back.”
Garcia doubled to deep right off Jeremy Jeffress (1-1) to score automatic runner Christian Yelich from second base to start the 10th.
“I’ve been swinging too hard. I just try to focus, swing at strikes and put a good swing on it,” said Garcia, noting he’s had to make adjustments to the NL after playing for Tampa Bay last season.
Luis Urías reached on an infield single for an additional run.
Alex Claudio retired three straight batters in the Cubs 10th for his first save. Ian Happ drove in a run with a groundout.
David Phelps (2-1) threw a scoreless inning for the victory.