Burgos debuts and Brewers win 6th Straight

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- On a night when their starting pitcher was making his Major League debut and their bats were relatively quiet, the Brewers still were able to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 extending their win streak to 6 games.

Hiram Burgos pitched 5 innings in his first Major League game giving up only 1 earned run on 5 hits. He also didn't walk a hitter and struck out 1.

He got help from Jonathan Lucroy in the 2nd inning when he hit a solo home run into the Brewers bullpen giving the Brewers a 1-0 lead.

In the 5th, after the Cubs tied the game at 1 an inning earlier, the Brewers capitalized on 2 Cubs errors to score 2 unearned runs and take a 3-1 lead.

An inning later, the Brewers added 2 more unearned runs on another Cubs error. Logan Schafer, on a safety squeeze, drove in Ryan Braun. Then Martin Maldonado singled home Lucroy to make it 5-1 Milwaukee.

The Brewers bullpen pitched 4 shutout innings to secure Burgos the win.

On Sunday, the Brewers will go for the sweep of the Cubs and their 7th straight win.

The only team to start the season 2-8 and then win 6 straight to get to 8-8 was the 1977 New York Yankees. They won the World Series that season.