MILWAUKEE — Maybe these Milwaukee Brewers are for real.
Maybe the struggling Cubs aren’t the best data point for comparison.
Either way, the team with the best record in baseball scored early again to beat the Cubs again Saturday night, this time 5-3 at Miller Park to assure a series victory.
The Brewers didn’t make especially great contact much of the night. Unfortunately for their shortstop, Jean Segura, they did when Ryan Braun whacked Segura on the head with a practice swing in the dugout in the first inning.
Segura left the game, and the severity of his injury wasn’t immediately known.
His replacement, Jeff Bianchi, singled in the first, helping lead to the first run of the game, then delivered a two-run single off Travis Wood in the second for a 3-0 lead.
Wood (1-3), the Cubs’ All-Star last year, lasted just 5 2/3 innings and gave up all five runs as the Cubs lost for the fourth consecutive game. It assured a 13th consecutive series without winning, dating to early September.
They’ve split one in that stretch, against the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks this past week at home.
The Brewers won for the seventh time in eight games.