Brewers take 2 from Cubs, Taylor HRs in both, Ashby fans 12

May 30, 2022, 2:05 AM | Updated: May 31, 2022, 12:10 pm
Milwaukee Brewers' Victor Caratini celebrates his fifth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in...

Milwaukee Brewers' Victor Caratini celebrates his fifth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)

(AP Photo/Mark Black)

              Milwaukee Brewers' Victor Caratini celebrates his fifth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Andrew McCutchen (24) congratulates Victor Caratini (7) on his fifth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Aaron Ashby throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor celebrates in the dugout his two-run homer off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Swarmer during the sixth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor (15) scores from first on a double by designated hitter Rowdy Tellez during the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor, right, celebrates his eighth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Victor Caratini celebrates his fifth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Andrew McCutchen (24) congratulates Victor Caratini (7) on his fifth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Aaron Ashby throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor celebrates in the dugout his two-run homer off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Swarmer during the sixth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor (15) scores from first on a double by designated hitter Rowdy Tellez during the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor, right, celebrates his eighth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Victor Caratini celebrates his fifth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Andrew McCutchen (24) congratulates Victor Caratini (7) on his fifth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Aaron Ashby throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor celebrates in the dugout his two-run homer off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Swarmer during the sixth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor (15) scores from first on a double by designated hitter Rowdy Tellez during the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor, right, celebrates his eighth-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, May 30, 2022, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Tyrone Taylor celebrates his two-run homer off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Swarmer during the sixth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Chicago Cubs' Patrick Wisdom, right, takes a called strike three from Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams to catcher Omar Narvaez, second from right, with the bases loaded to end the eighth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich bows his head during a Memorial Day remembrance after the eighth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner (2) steals second as Milwaukee Brewers' Kolten Wong, center, takes the throw from catcher Omar Narvaez and second base umpire Bill Miller, left, watches during the ninth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Luis Urias celebrates his three-run home run in the dugout during the seventh inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Luis Urias celebrates his three-run home run in the dugout during the seventh inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              The Milwaukee Brewers Andrew McCutchen (24), Kolten Wong (16) and Luis Urias (2) celebrate with teammates after their win over the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Luis Urias rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Milwaukee Brewers' Luis Urias swing into a three-run home run during the seventh inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs Monday, May 30, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyrone Taylor homered in both games, Aaron Ashby struck out a career-high 12 in the nightcap and the Milwaukee Brewers swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs 7-6 and 3-1 Monday.

Luis Urías lined three-run homer into the basket in left-center to break a seventh-inning tie in the opener. The Brewers trailed 4-2 before Taylor’s two-run homer in the sixth off Matt Swarmer.

Milwaukee led 2-1 in the second game when Taylor homered off left-hander Brandon Hughes in the eighth.

“Everyday playing baseball is fun, man,” said Taylor, who also made a terrific catch in right field to end the sixth inning in the second game. “It was a fun day … a long day but a fun day.”

Taylor went deep in consecutive games for the third time in his career and now has seven homers for the season. He’s 10 for 31 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last nine games, all on the road.

“That catch kind of gets us out of an inning, then the homer to give us some breathing room,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “He had a wonderful day and he’s had a wonderful road trip.”

Victor Caratini hit a tiebreaking home run in the fifth inning against his former team, and the Brewers won their third in a row while getting just three hits in the nightcap. The Cubs extended their losing streak to three.

Ashby (1-3) allowed one run and five hits six-plus innings, giving up Willson Contreras’ home run over the left-field bleachers and onto Waveland Avenue in the fourth.

“This is what we think Aaron is going to be,” Counsell said. “He’s throwing the ball real well and he’s just got big-time stuff.

It was a nice follow-up for Ashby, who tossed 5 2/3 innings and allowed only one run in his previous start last Wednesday.

He left with the bases loaded in the seventh, and Brad Boxberger struck out pinch hitter Nico Hoerner and got Andrelton Simmons to ground into a 5-2-3 double-play.

“I owe some guys something,” Ashby said. “Steak dinners or something. Tyrone with that unbelievable catch. An awesome job by Box getting the strikeout and the ground ball.”

Josh Hader remained perfect in 18 save chances by getting his second of the day.

“I’ve been pretty fresh this month, so I felt like I was able to do it and I bounce back pretty well,” Hader said. “Give it a go, you know, and see what happens from there.”

Chicago’s Drew Smyly pitched three hitless innings in the second game, but left with right oblique soreness at the start of the fourth. Anderson Espinoza (0-1), a 24-year-old right-hander making his major league debut, allowed two runs and two hits in four innings.

“A couple of misfires there, but a really big outing for us, and to keep us in that ballgame, that was huge,” Chicago manager David Ross said of Espinoza.

The first game was tied at 4 when Mike Brosseau singled off Daniel Norris (0-3) with two outs and Kolten Wong walked. Urías hit a 3-2 slider for a drive that barely made it over the ivy, his fifth homer this season. Jace Peterson also hit a long solo drive for Milwaukee.

Swarmer and Milwaukee’s Ethan Small made their big league debuts in the opener. It marked the first time in Brewers history that both starters made their debuts and the first for the Cubs since 1944.

Swarmer allowed four runs (one earned), five hits and one walk in six innings. Small was charged with two runs and four hits with four strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.

Rafael Ortega finished with three hits.

Miguel Sánchez (1-1) gave up one hit in two scoreless innings.

NIFTY GRAB

A video review confirmed Taylor’s leaping catch of a fly ball from Frank Schwindel. Taylor ran, timed his jump into the wall and fell to the warning track. The ball squeezed up and nearly out of Taylor’s glove.

“I didn’t know I had it all the way, but I was confident,” Taylor said. “I was certain that caught it, so I was a little tripped out that they challenged.”

BACK TO THE FARM

The Brewers optioned Small to Triple-A Nashville between games, then selected the contact of RHP Luke Barker to fill the roster spot.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: Placed RHP Brandon Woodruff on the 15-day IL with a right high ankle sprain a move retroactive to Saturday. Woodruff a two-time All-Star, sustained the injury on Friday at St. Louis. He’s 5-3 with a 4.74 ERA in nine games this season. The Brewers recalled RHP Peter Strzelecki from Triple-A Nashville.

Cubs: Placed rookie OF Seiya Suzuki on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Friday, with a left ring finger sprain. Suzuki was injured in Thursday’s game against the Reds. … Placed OF Jonathan Villar on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Friday, with a mouth injury incurred while training. … Transferred RHP Ethan Roberts (right shoulder inflammation) to the 60-day IL.

UP NEXT

LHP Eric Lauer (5-1, 2.31) is scheduled to start for the Brewers on Tuesday and LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 5.40) for the Cubs.

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Brewers take 2 from Cubs, Taylor HRs in both, Ashby fans 12