Brewers manager Craig Counsell pulled Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes for relievers despite both being on top of their games.
Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes allows one hit and strikes out nine over six scoreless innings.
Brewers' second baseman Kolten Wong left after three at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Brad Boxberger gets the final out after Chicago loads the bases.
Athletes have the ability to sway the opinions of many fans, and all should follow the Brewers' lead and aid in the COVID-19 vaccination effort, for their own good and for the good of the community.
Travis Shaw's three-run homer in the first inning is one of just five hits for Milwaukee.
The Brewers cleared up a logjam at one position and added to their depth at another Tuesday, dealing infielder Orlando Arcia to Atlanta for right-handed pitchers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel.
Chicago belts three in the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead at Wrigley Field.
The Brewers and Cubs will play each other nine times in April.
Milwaukee scored a total of two runs in losses Saturday and Sunday to the Twins.
Minnesota held Milwaukee hitless until Omar Narváez delivered a one-out single to right off Tyler Duffey in the eighth during its 2-0 victory at American Family Field.
Milwaukee ties it with three runs in the ninth inning and wins it in the 10th 6-5.
Josh Hader’s fastball averaged between 94-95 mph through his first four seasons and clocked in at 95 last year, 5 mph shy of what he hit Thursday.
With the exception of Christian Yelich in left field, Kolten Wong at second and Keston Hiura at first base more often than not, the remainder of the lineup will be determined on a day-by-day basis.
As the Brewers set out to earn their franchise-record fourth consecutive playoff berth when the season gets underway Thursday afternoon, offense won’t be the team’s primary strength.
What turned out to be a false-positive COVID-19 test result forced Milwaukee into holding just a light workout Wednesday.
For the first time since Year 3 of the rebuild in 2014, the Cubs enter a season without the usual preseason hype.
Preparing to enter his third year, Keston Hiura enjoyed a strong spring at the plate while learning to play a new position.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell expects a bounce-back performance from his offense in 2021, and a return to a normal spring routine is a big factor, he said.