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Brewers: Urias and Club Make History in Sweep of Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers are on a roll. They have already been credited by Chicago media for causing the fire sale that led to their rebuild. Additionally, Corbin Burnes flirted with history on Wednesday night in historic 15-strikeout performance. However, the Brewers’ offense saved its best for last in their latest thumping of the Baby Bears of Chicago.

Luis Urias- Extra Base Hit Machine

When the Milwaukee Brewers acquired Willy Adames in late May, many believed it spelled the end of Luis Urias’ regular playing time. After all, Urias had been a disaster on defense at short stop, the position Adames was acquired to play. However, Urias has instead slid into the everyday third base role, and has seen his own offensive numbers improve.

Urias’ improved offense was on full display in the Brewers’ 17-4 drubbing of the Cubs on Thursday. The third baseman went 5/5 with three doubles, two home runs, and five RBI. He also scored five runs.

The performance, by the way, was one of the best offensive performances in Brewers and MLB history:

  • Five extra base hits ties a MLB record; it has only been done fifteen other times in the past. Jackie Bradley Jr. now with the Brewers, accomplished the feat back in 2015 with the Red Sox.
  • Urias is the first Brewers’ player to record five extra base hits in a game.
  • He is also the first Brewers’ player ever to have five RBI and score five runs in a single game.

The Brewers vs Cubs Rivalry Has Shifted

For the longest time, the Chicago Cubs had the Brewers’ number. The Cubs competed for division titles for decades while the Brewers were mired in a battle not to finish in last place. As a result, the Cubs had a commanding lead in the all-time series against the Brewers. However, after the 17-4 Brewers’ victory, the tide has officially turned.

As Adam McCalvy tweeted, the Brewers have finally overtaken the lead in the all-time series against the Cubs. It was also the first time the Brewers ever swept the Cubs in a four-game series. In fact, the Brewers have not lost to the Cubs since April 23.

Luis Urias Could Break More Records Next Time He Sees the Cubs

Obviously, Luis Urias is feasting on Cubs pitching this year. The Brewers have one more three-game series against Chicago this season, and it could put Urias into the Brewers’ record book again.

Urias just needs four more total bases against Chicago to pass Christian Yelich and Richie Sexson for the most total bases against the Cubs in a season. That final series between the two clubs will be September 17-19 in Milwaukee.

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