It just wouldn’t be a Brewers-Cubs series without a little late drama.
The teams’ benches briefly cleared in the bottom of the ninth inning of Milwaukee’s 4-0 win at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night after just-promoted reliever Brad Boxberger struck Cubs catcher Willson Contreras on the left arm with a 94.1 mph fastball leading off the frame. Under normal circumstances, it might not have created a stir, but Contreras had just been hit on the helmet by a 93 mph fastball from Brewers reliever Devin Williams the night before.
Contreras immediately took issue, holding up two fingers toward Boxberger before directing his gaze to the Brewers' dugout. After players spilled onto the field, order was restored and Boxberger completed the game with a pair of grounders, the first good for a slick double play.