Chicago Cubs welcome Milwaukee Brewers to Wrigley for four-game set

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The Chicago Cubs take on the first-place Milwaukee Brewers this weekend, looking to assert themselves atop a closely-packed National League Central.

After a brief two-game stint in Cleveland, the Chicago Cubs begin a four-game weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday night at Wrigley Field. For the first time this season, weather doesn’t seem like it will be an issue – and you might not need a poncho or a parka if you’re catching the action.

Chicago comes off a split series against the Indians following Wednesday night’s loss. Despite a quality start from Jon Lester, the offense managed just one run against Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland bullpen.

Milwaukee, meanwhile, are winners of eight straight games. The Brewers and former Royals outfielder completed a sweep of Kansas City on Wednesday in a 6-2 win. In the last week, the Milwaukee offense scored a minimum of four runs in every single contest.

The last two times these teams met, it was in Milwaukee. The Brew Crew took three of four in that long weekend series. Now, it’s the Cubs’ turn to play host as they look to get back on top of the National League Central.