MLB: Brewers get back at the Cubs in Milwaukee with a big shutout win

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - The Milwaukee Brewers got a little revenge against their rivals the Cubs, handing them a shutout after a close loss on Tuesday.

Second baseman Jace Peterson of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Second baseman Jace Peterson of the Milwaukee Brewers.  © IMAGO / UPI Photo

There's no love lost between the Brewers and the Cubs every time they get together. On Wednesday afternoon, they played the last of a three-game series in Milwaukee with the "Brew Crew" taking the rubber match 7-0.

These division rivals have played only 12 regular-season games so far, with both of them playing each other half the time. It might be safe to say that they're a little tired of seeing each other, adding more fuel to the fire.

The Brewers played a pretty solid game, considering they only totaled up 8 hits as a team. Corbin Burnes (26) got his first win of the season pitching 6 innings with no earned runs and struck out 10. He also contributed to his team's offensive efforts, hitting a single that brought in 2 runs.

Travis Shaw also contributed to the win by going 2 for 5, hitting a single, and a home run totaling up 2 RBIs. And Avisail Garcia got himself 2 hits and scored a run.

For the Cubs, Jason Heyward was the lone bright spot on his team, going 2 for 3, hitting a double and a single. And pitcher Jake Arrieta, back with Chicago after winning World Series in 2016, got the loss after pitching 5 innings and allowing 3 runs off 4 hits.

The Brewers stay at home for the Pirates on Friday, and the Cubs head back home to Wrigley Field to welcome the Braves.

Around the League

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Wire

The Royals get a big win at home against the Angels 6-1, while the Nationals respond with a vengeance against the Cardinals 6-0.

The Yankees are still having a tough go of it early in the season, losing a close one 5-4 against the Blue Jays. And the Reds couldn't get anything on the board, getting blanked by the Giants 3-0.

In Minneapolis, the Red Sox extended their winning streak to nine games with a second victory over the Twins in the space of two days, this time by a 7-1 score.

The Pirates got another one off the Padres 5-1. And the Tigers swept the Astros taking the third game in their series 6-4.

David Peterson had a career-high 10 strikeouts, helping the Mets dominate the Phillies 5-1. The Rangers also won against the Rays 5-1.

Ronald Acuna Jr. homered twice, but it wasn't enough for the Braves as they fell to the Marlins for the third time in a row, 6-5 in 10 innings.

White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodón threw a no-hitter, leading his team to victory over the Indians 8-0. And out west, the Dodgers won out against the Rockies 4-2.

Rain forced Wednesday's game between the Mariners and Orioles back one day to a doubleheader on Thursday, still in Baltimore.

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