Wisdom homers as Cubs beat Brewers 6-4
Monday, September 20, 2021

Wisdom homers as Cubs beat Brewers 6-4
(MILWAUKEE) – Patrick Wisdom set a Chicago Cubs record for homers by a rookie on a day that exemplified his feast-or-famine approach. Wisdom struck out four times for a second straight day but delivered a towering three-run shot that highlighted the Chicago Cubs' eighth-inning comeback in a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. The Brewers' ninth-inning rally fell short and the magic number for wrapping up their first NL Central title since 2018 remained at three. Milwaukee clinched its fourth consecutive playoff berth on Saturday. Wisdom has struck out on over 40% of his plate appearances, but he also has 27 homers. That breaks the franchise rookie record formerly held by Kris Bryant, who homered 26 times in 2015. Milwaukee trailed 6-2 before nearly coming all the way back against Rowan Wick in the bottom of the ninth. The Brewers had beaten the Cubs 11 consecutive times, one off the franchise record for consecutive victories over one opponent. The Brewers won 12 straight from the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008. Milwaukee seemed on its way to matching that record until the Cubs rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the eighth. Pinch-hitter Willson Contreras started the rally with a 14-pitch walk against Brad Boxberger (5-4). Matt Duffy and Frank Schwindel followed that up by hitting consecutive first-pitch RBI doubles. Jandel Gustave took over for Boxberger and promptly walked David Bote and allowed Wisdom's 430 foot drive to center. The Cubs delivered their big rally after getting just two hits in the first seven innings. Adam Morgan (1-0) earned the win with one inning of shutout relief.

Washington 3 – Colorado 0
LA Dodgers 8 – Cincinnati 5
Miami 6 – Pittsburgh 5 (10 innings)
St. Louis 8 – San Diego 7
Atlanta 3 – San Francisco 0
NY Mets 3 – Philadelphia 2

Houston 7 – Arizona 6