Brewers lose game and division lead

CHICAGO -- The Brewers tumbled to their sixth consecutive loss on Monday afternoon, and this one cost them a spot at the top of the National League Central division.  Milwaukee fell to the Cubs, 4-2, as the Cardinals were winning at home over Pittsburgh.  That drops the Crew a game behind St. Louis in the standings.

Jimmy Nelson allowed an rbi single and a two-run homer to Wellington Castillo before Jeremy Jeffress gave up a homer to Luis Valbuena.  Those runs proved too much for the scuffling Brewers offense to overcome. Milwaukee's lone runs came on  solo homers by  Khris Davis and Gerardo Parra, who had three hits.

The Brewers had held at least a share of first place in the division since early April.