WATCH: Highlights from Cubs' defeat of Brewers, including Willson Contreras' injury
|Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:43 PM- -|
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs (59-51) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (57-55) at Wrigley Field on Saturday, but the victory came at a price, as Cubs catcher Willson Contreras suffered a hamstring strain that forced him to exit the game. During the seventh inning of the Cubs' 4-1 win, Contreras pulled up while running to first base after hitting a line drive and was quite emotional after hobbling back to the dugout.
Strangely enough, the deflating moment for the Cubs was immediately followed by what turned out to be the winning at-bat, as center fielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a go-ahead solo home run that provided the Cubs with a lead that held on to the rest of the way. Almora went 3-for-3 on the day and drove in a pair of runs. On the mound for the North Siders, Cole Hamels started in his return from injury and fared well, pitching five scoreless innings and striking out six batters.