Holy cow! Dexter "You Go, We Go" Fowler is BACK! In his first game back from the DL in a month, Dex reached base in 4 of 5 plate appearances with a homer and 3 RBI to pace the Cubs over the Brewers, 5-2.
Jason "Potato Chip" Hammel picked up the win with 5 IP and 2 ER, and the bullpen closed out the Brew Crew with four scoreless innings of relief.
Game two of the weekend series is Saturday at Miller Park.
NL Central Standings
Team W L PCT GB
Cubs 58 37 .611 --
Cards 51 44 .537 7.0
Pirates 49 47 .510 9.5