Chacin lasted seven innings without giving up a run, as he surrendered just three hits and two walks on the day, improving to 6-1 over his past seven starts. Lorenzo Cain also went deep, as Cubs' starter Jose Quintana gave up three home runs in his ninth loss of the year. Erik Kratz added a solo blast in the sixth inning and an RBI double in the eighth for the Brew-Crew, who are just two games back in the NL Central.
Milwaukee had dropped eight of 11 to the Cubs overall, but got to their starter to begin this short, two-game series. Quintana gave up five runs on six hits over five innings, despite holding a 0.92 career ERA against the Brewers. He shut them out in two of their first three meetings this season.
Cain's long ball was a leadoff shot, which was the third of his career and second this season. Braun continued to pound the Cubs in his career, as he now has 35 lifetime long balls against them. Chicago was coming off a thrilling victory on Sunday night, as David Bote connected on a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals. They will go for the short series split with another matinee matchup on Tuesday afternoon.