The Milwaukee Brewers clinched the National League Central title in front of a home crowd Tuesday evening.
The Brewers needed either a win against the St. Louis Cardinals or for the Chicago Cubs to lose against the Atlanta Braves.
The Brewers lost 4-1, however, the Cubs were also defeated, sealing the Crew’s fate, making them the 2023 NL Central champs!
It is the third time since 2018 the Brew Crew has taken the division crown, and the fifth time in the last six years that the team has been postseason-bound.
The Milwaukee crowd roared as the ninth inning of the Cubs-Braves game was shown on the scoreboard.
The Division Championship means all games of the Wild Card Round will be played at American Family Field, scheduled for Oct. 3, 4, and if needed, 5. Single-game tickets are available for purchase now online or by calling 414-902-4000.
Fans ready to snag exclusive Brewers postseason gear can visit the Brewers Team Store at American Family Field. It will remain open after Monday evening's game before reopening Wednesday at 11 a.m. for regular store hours.
The Brewers Team Store will be open Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
According to a news release, "Division Championship postseason gear is currently available in the Brewers Team Store, with new merchandise coming in daily. The collection includes Locker Room Division Champ tees, Division Champ caps, a pin, and pennant. An authentic men’s and women’s tee and sweatshirt collection will be arriving at the Team Store in the following days."
By: Associated Press
The Brewers had clinched no worse than a wild-card berth on Friday, with a 16-1 win over the Marlins in Miami. But they missed two chances to clinch the division title by losing to Miami on Saturday and Sunday, scoring a total of five runs in those two games.
St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas (8-13) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings. He struck out five batters and walked two, throwing 101 pitches.
Mikolas had given up five earned runs in five innings in his previous start, a loss to the Brewers in St. Louis.
Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Christian Yelich, who walked, scored on a double by Carlos Santana. But William Contreras, who singled in the fifth, was the only other baserunner for the rest of the game.
Milwaukee batted 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
Ryan Helsley struck out all three batters in the ninth inning for his 13th save.
Milwaukee starter Adrian Houser (7-5) retired the first nine batters, then allowed four runs.
The Cardinals took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning on a double by Richie Palacios. They extended their lead to 4-1 in the fifth following a two-base error by second baseman Brice Turang.
After Andrew Knizner walked, José Fermín hit a grounder that Turang tried to glove while touching second base with his foot. The ball got past him into center field and Knizner advanced to third base.
Knizner scored on Masyn Winn’s sacrifice fly, but centerfielder Sal Frelick threw out Fermin at third. Tommy Edman followed with a solo home run, his 13th.