On #Saturday Afternoon, the Milwaukee Brewers visited the defending champion Chicago Cubs. The Brewers are among those teams looking for a #wild card spot and were hoping to gain a second-straight win over Chicago. When the dust had settled, Milwaukee had demolished the Cubs in a 15-2 game. #Hernan Perez helped lead the way with five RBIs for the game, while Travis Shaw and Orlando Arcia also added another five combined RBIs. Here's the latest Brewers vs. Cubs game recap with top players, match-up stats, a standings update, and what's next for the two MLB teams.

MLB game recap

After the first two innings were scoreless, the Milwaukee Brewers erupted for an eight-run third inning.

Milwaukee would add back-to-back three-run innings in the fifth and sixth to further solidify their lead. Hernan Perez finished the game with five RBIs including his 14th home run of the season in the fifth inning. Shortstop Orlando Arcia was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while third baseman Travis Shaw had two RBIs on a 1-for-2 day.

The Chicago Cubs were held to just six hits and two runs for their latest game at home. Kyle Schwarber had one of the RBIs while Leonys Martin picked up the other. Ben Zobrist was 2-for-4 in the game and was one of the Cubs' two runs that scored.

Picking up today's win on the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers was Chase Anderson who moves to 9-3 for the season. Anderson went five innings, allowing the Cubs just one hit and striking out five batters. Four other Milwaukee pitchers came in to keep the Chicago Cubs at bay.

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On the losing side, it was Mike Montgomery (5-8) who had just two strikeouts but allowed two hits and four runs in his two innings pitched.

Standings & what's next

Today's win moves the Milwaukee Brewers' record to 74-68 overall and 35-36 on the road. Milwaukee is 2.5 games behind the Colorado Rockies for the second of two MLB Wild Card spots in the National League. The Brewers are now winners of two-straight games and 6-4 over their last ten games. The Brewers will send Zach Davies to the mound on Sunday for their next game with Chicago at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time.

For the Chicago Cubs, the loss drops them to 77-65 overall and 40-31 on the road. Chicago is still leading the National League Central division and has gone 5-5 over their last ten games. However, they've also dropped two-straight games. They'll host Sunday's matchup at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time at Wrigley Field. Kyle Hendricks will be on the mound for the Cubs.